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UPDATED: Wed., July 8, 2020

Harvard, MIT sue to block ICE rule on international students

Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday challenging the Trump administration’s decision to bar international students from staying in the U.S. if they take …


UPDATED: Tue., June 23, 2020

Minor league baseball teams sue insurance providers over denied virus claims

Fifteen minor league baseball teams have filed a lawsuit alleging breach of contract by insurance providers after being denied claims for business-interruption insurance due to the coronavirus pandemic.


UPDATED: Mon., June 1, 2020

Publishers sue Internet Archive over scanning of books

Four of the country’s biggest publishers have sued a digital library for copyright infringement, alleging that the Internet Archive has illegally offered more than a million scanned works to the …


UPDATED: Thu., May 28, 2020

Doctors sue to block FDA abortion pill rule during pandemic

Requiring patients to visit a hospital, clinic or medical office to get an abortion pill is needlessly risking their health during the COVID-19 pandemic, a group of physicians allege in …


UPDATED: Thu., May 21, 2020

Washington state sues Trump administration over which college students should get coronavirus aid

Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s office filed a lawsuit in federal court this week, alleging the Education Department is ignoring the will of Congress in limiting which college and university students …


UPDATED: Tue., May 5, 2020

State budget facing $7 billion hole from pandemic shutdown

The economic shutdown from the COVID-19 pandemic could blow a $7 billion hole in the state’s budget over the next three years, forcing a special session sometime in 2020.


UPDATED: Tue., April 28, 2020

University of Michigan hopes to settle doctor abuse lawsuits

The University of Michigan hopes to settle lawsuits from hundreds of people who say they were sexually abused by a sports doctor who worked at the university for decades, officials …


UPDATED: Mon., April 13, 2020

Workers sue McDonald’s over harassment at Florida stores

Two McDonald’s workers in Florida are filing a $500 million class action lawsuit against the company, claiming a “systemic sexual harassment problem” at company-owned stores.


UPDATED: Tue., March 17, 2020

U.S. sued to stop deportation of 3 children to El Salvador

After being denied U.S. asylum in Texas and returned to a squalid camp in Mexico, a mother from El Salvador chose to send her three children back across the border …


Zeppelin wins latest battle of the bands in ‘Stairway’ fight

A federal appeals court on Monday restored a jury verdict that found Led Zeppelin did not steal “Stairway to Heaven.”


Federal trial in Spokane’s pollution case against Monsanto delayed until July

The $283 million lawsuit has been delayed once again after being filed five years ago.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 25, 2020

Bounty hunters who were criminally charged file lawsuit against city, Spokane Police Department

Shaun Beveridge, Reed Alfeteras and Robert Elder sued the Spokane Police Department last week, alleging they were unfairly prosecuted to protect a confidential informant when they were charged with crimes …


North Dakota, tribes reach settlement over voter ID lawsuit

North Dakota reached a proposed settlement agreement Thursday with American Indians who sued over the state’s voter ID laws requiring residents to provide a street address, arguing they are a …


Suit: District wrong to punish students over racist posts

Four students in a southeastern Michigan town sued their school district over discipline they received in the wake of racist social media posts directed at black students.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 7, 2020

Ridpath owners sue chef Jeremy Hansen, wife Kate over abandoned restaurant plans

The owners of the Ridpath are suing restaurateurs Jeremy and Kate Hansen, alleging the couple failed to pay rent and misspent more than $100,000 that should have been used to …


Lawsuit accuses Mead School District of failing to protect student from teacher’s sexual abuse

Seattle attorneys representing the former student and her mother filed the lawsuit last week in Spokane County Superior Court, seeking damages for the abuse committed by the former teacher, 38-year-old …


Democratic AGs sue to force US to ratify ERA

Three Democratic state attorneys general are suing a U.S. government official to force him to recognize Virginia’s vote this week to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment and certify the measure …


Fiat Chrysler denies union bribery allegations in GM lawsuit

Fiat Chrysler is moving to dismiss a racketeering lawsuit filed by rival General Motors, denying allegations that it bribed union officials to impose higher labor costs on GM.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 22, 2020

D.C. sues Trump inaugural committee, alleging abuse of funds

The District of Columbia is suing President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee and two companies that control the Trump International Hotel in the nation’s capital, accusing them of throwing parties for …


US court dismisses suit by youths over climate change

A federal appeals court on Friday dismissed a lawsuit by 21 young people who claimed the U.S. government’s climate policy harms them and jeopardizes their future.


Oklahoma reaches $8.75 million settlement with opiate maker

The state of Oklahoma will receive $8.75 million from two pharmaceutical companies in a deal that will end legal action the state was considering against the opioid manufacturers.


Judge won’t stop Idaho tribe lawsuit against mining company

A Clean Water Act lawsuit filed by the Nez Perce Tribe that seeks to force a Canadian gold mining company to acquire permits for pollution discharged from its central Idaho …


IKEA to pay $46M in boy’s dresser tipover death, lawyers say

IKEA has agreed to pay $46 million to the parents of a 2-year-old boy who died of injuries suffered when a 70-pound recalled dresser tipped over onto him, the family’s …


Delta workers sue manufacturer Lands’ End over uniforms

Hundreds of Delta Air Lines employees have filed a pair of class-action lawsuits against Wisconsin-based clothing manufacturer Lands’ End, claiming that uniforms they are required to wear are causing serious …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 2, 2020

Washington sues Johnson & Johnson over opioids

Washington filed its third lawsuit tied to the opioid crisis Thursday, claiming one of the nation’s biggest companies deceived doctors and patients about the addictive nature of the painkillers it …


Court: Airline’s workers can’t sue as class in pay dispute

American Airlines workers at Newark’s airport who claim in a lawsuit they’ve been shorted on overtime pay can’t sue as a class, a federal appeals court ruled this week.


Cornell widow sues Soundgarden members over solo recordings

The widow of the late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell is suing the remaining band members and business associates over royalties from some of his solo records.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 10, 2019

Exxon Mobil prevails in lawsuit over climate regulations

Exxon Mobil prevailed Tuesday in a lawsuit accusing the energy giant of downplaying the toll that climate change regulations could take on its business, with a judge saying the state …


Jury: Elon Musk did not defame British caver in tweet

Elon Musk did not defame a British cave explorer when he called him “pedo guy” in an angry tweet, a Los Angeles jury found Friday.


George Zimmerman sues Trayvon Martin’s family, prosecutors for $100 million

George Zimmerman, the Florida neighborhood watchman who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in 2012, filed a $100 million lawsuit Wednesday against the teen’s family, a publishing firm and a …