Stories tagged: lawsuits
Wed., Nov. 6, 2019
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
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.
Fri., May 17, 2019
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
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’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.
Tue., Feb. 6, 2018
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
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 …
Fri., Nov. 24, 2017
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 …
Tue., Oct. 31, 2017
U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte says blocking frivolous lawsuits and boosting emergency spending on wildfires would help restore Montana’s forests to better health.
Sat., Oct. 28, 2017
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
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
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 …
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017
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
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
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 …
Fri., July 14, 2017
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
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 …
Fri., June 16, 2017
Never in U.S. history has the prospect of a president’s real and potential business dealings created such a marked array of conflicts.
Wed., June 14, 2017
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 …
Mon., May 22, 2017
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
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
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 …
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017
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 …
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016
Rival pet food makers Nestle Purina PetCare and Blue Buffalo Co. have settled lawsuits filed against each other, both claiming false advertising.
Thu., Sept. 15, 2016
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 …
Fri., Sept. 9, 2016
The for-profit college chain ITT Technical Institute is facing more lawsuits from employees following its decision to shut down.
Mon., Sept. 5, 2016
General Motors Co. has settled two cases related to its defective ignition switches.
Thu., Aug. 11, 2016
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 …
Tue., Aug. 9, 2016
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Street paving, Aug. 10, 1966
Tue., March 15, 2016
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.