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States say they’ll keep lawsuits against Purdue on hold

State attorneys general with pending lawsuits against OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and its owners will ask a federal bankruptcy judge Wednesday to give them more time to continue negotiating.

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 3, 2019

Casino giant settles Vegas shooting lawsuits for up to $800M

Attorneys for thousands of victims of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history say they’ve reached a legal settlement expected to pay between $735 million and $800 million.

100 years ago in Spokane: Juries award $1,500 to parents of boy who died from rabies and family of girl who fell in Hutton Building elevator shaft

The parents of a boy who died from rabies and the parents of a girl who fell 75 feet down an elevator shaft were each awarded $1,500 by juries in …

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 26, 2018

Environmental groups threaten to sue Forest Service over bear baiting in Idaho and Wyoming

A coalition of environmental groups is threatening to sue the U.S. Forest Service for allowing black bear hunters in Idaho and Wyoming to hunt over bait stations.

UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018

Uber shifts policy for alleged sexual misconduct on service

Uber’s ride-hailing service will give its U.S. passengers and drivers more leeway to pursue claims of sexual misconduct, its latest attempt to shed its reputation for brushing aside bad behavior.

$25M deal over Trump University fraud lawsuits moves forward

A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld an agreement requiring President Donald Trump to pay $25 million to settle lawsuits accusing his now-defunct Trump University of fraud.

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017

Tribes: Trump’s monument order disrespects native people

President Donald Trump’s rare move to shrink two large national monuments in Utah triggered another round of outrage among Native American leaders who vowed to unite and take the fight …

Uber sued over massive data breach after paying hackers to keep quiet

After Uber revealed that it paid hackers $100,000 to keep quiet about stealing the personal information of 57 million customers and drivers, the company is now facing at least three …

Gianforte calls for lawsuit reform, more money for wildfires

U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte says blocking frivolous lawsuits and boosting emergency spending on wildfires would help restore Montana’s forests to better health.

Editorial: GOP disarms little guy in bank fights

You cannot band together with other aggrieved parties and go to court, even if there’s a demonstrated pattern of abuse by the corporations affecting millions of customers.

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017

U.S. agrees to pay tea party groups in suits over IRS scrutiny

The Trump administration has agreed to a “very substantial” payout and is apologizing to tea party groups to settle lawsuits over the extra, often burdensome IRS scrutiny they received when …

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017

New lawsuits aim to prevent more violence in Charlottesville

Two newly filed lawsuits seek to prevent the heavily armed bands of white nationalists and militia groups that descended on Charlottesville for a violent summer rally from returning to the …

Wells Fargo wants lawsuits tossed in favor of arbitration

A group of Wells Fargo customers who say they were victims of unfair overdraft practices want their claims heard in court, but the bank wants the disputes handled through arbitration.

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017

Judge OKs Takata request to temporarily halt some lawsuits over air bags

A Delaware bankruptcy judge is temporarily halting the prosecution of lawsuits filed by Hawaii, New Mexico and the U.S. Virgin Islands against Japanese auto-parts supplier Takata over its lethally defective …

UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017

Republicans moving to repeal financial rule opposed by banks

The Republican-led House is seeking to overturn a rule that would let consumers join together to sue their banks or credit card companies rather than use an arbitrator to resolve …

Takata asks bankruptcy judge to halt air bag lawsuits

Japanese auto parts supplier Takata is asking a Delaware bankruptcy judge for an injunction prohibiting the governments of Hawaii, New Mexico and the U.S. Virgin Islands from prosecuting lawsuits involving …

UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017

Experts: Takata bankruptcy means air bag victims get less

A bankruptcy filing by Japanese air bag maker Takata will leave little money for dozens of people who sued the company over deaths and injuries caused by its exploding air …

Amy Goodman: ‘Emolument’ is new Beltway buzzword

Never in U.S. history has the prospect of a president’s real and potential business dealings created such a marked array of conflicts.

Wells Fargo guarantees settlement will repay customers hurt by unauthorized accounts

The bank said the customers will get back fees they paid and be fully compensated for damage done to their credit scores, according to documents filed early Wednesday to settle …

Courts could put Texas GOP’s aggressive agenda to the test

Texas Republicans have been pushing an aggressive agenda despite promised court challenges, including legislation that would let police ask drivers whether they’re in the U.S. legally, restrict what school bathrooms …

UPDATED: Sun., March 12, 2017

Families of 9/11 victims might soon get day in court against Saudi officials

For more than 14 years, relatives of the nearly 3,000 people who died Sept. 11, 2001, battled Washington, D.C., and several federal judges for the right to sue Saudi Arabia …

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 24, 2017

Idaho Senate backs bill to avoid new ‘loser pay’ rule for courts

The Idaho Senate has unanimously passed legislation to keep Idaho’s current rule for when attorney fees should be awarded to the prevailing party in a civil case – rather moving …

Trump’s immigration crackdown likely to bring lawsuit flood

President Donald Trump’s plan to round up and deport millions of undocumented immigrants is likely to trigger waves of lawsuits that may soon dwarf the legal fight over the administration’s …

Purina, Blue Buffalo settle false advertising lawsuits

Rival pet food makers Nestle Purina PetCare and Blue Buffalo Co. have settled lawsuits filed against each other, both claiming false advertising.

Outside View: Suing the Saudis would boomerang

It is clear the bill would undermine the principle of sovereign immunity, under which such disputes are resolved between nations, not in courts. No state would be more vulnerable than …

ITT Technical Institute faces more lawsuits over shutdown

The for-profit college chain ITT Technical Institute is facing more lawsuits from employees following its decision to shut down.

General Motors settles 2 bellwether ignition switch cases

General Motors Co. has settled two cases related to its defective ignition switches.

Lawsuits show tense relations between police, blacks in Iowa

The city with Iowa’s highest African-American population has settled lawsuits against white police officers who roughed up three black residents, including a 13-year-old girl who was handcuffed after yelling at …

Opinions from past provide perspective

Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Street paving, Aug. 10, 1966

Legal costs reach $2 million for failed Idaho Education Network

Idaho’s top elected officials voted Tuesday to pay nearly $1 million for legal costs in the Idaho Education Network lawsuit, which the state lost.