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Spokane consulting company sues White Sox

A Spokane-based company is suing several professional sports teams for breach of contract. Vizant Technologies LLC, formerly known as P.E. Systems, recently filed lawsuits in Spokane County Superior Court against …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2012, 6:25 p.m.

Scuba instructor jailed on $1 million bond in murder case

A former scuba diving instructor arrested for murder dated the victim for years and was described by her friends as violent and controlling, according to information released Wednesday.


Suspect arrested in New Year’s killing

A Spokane scuba-diving instructor romantically linked to a woman who was found shot to death on New Year’s Day has been arrested as a suspect in her killing. Daniel R. …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2012, 5:44 p.m.

Scuba instructor arrested in woman’s murder

A Spokane diving instructor romantically linked to a woman who was shot to death on New Year’s Day has been arrested as a suspect in her murder.


Blog commenter reveals identity

A woman who claims to have posted a comment on a Spokesman-Review blog that triggered a defamation lawsuit has revealed her identity. Linda Cook said her suggestion to ask Kootenai …


Commenter targeted in lawsuit identifies herself

A woman who claims to have posted a comment on a Spokesman-Review blog that triggered a defamation lawsuit has revealed her identity.


Former Kootenai County deputy prosecutor claims age bias

A former deputy prosecutor in Kootenai County claims he was asked to take a psycho-sexual examination as part of a plot to get rid of him because of his age. …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 4, 2011, 4:50 p.m.

Jury says Kirkpatrick wrongly fired detective; awards $700k

A jury has awarded more than $700,000 to a Spokane police detective they say was wrongly fired and retaliated against by Chief Anne Kirkpatrick.


Jurors get case against city, chief

Jurors will continue deliberations today to decide whether Spokane police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick “callously manipulated” her power to attack a 16-year department veteran, or showed strong leadership skills with a …


Judge orders evidence in ‘dysfunctional’ case

The city of Spokane must produce emails regarding its contract with a police department psychologist as part of preparation for a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by a detective, a judge …


Chism’s wrongful arrest lawsuit headed to trial

A suspended Spokane firefighter’s wrongful arrest lawsuit against the Washington State Patrol over a botched child pornography investigation is headed to trial after an appellate court ruling Wednesday. A three-person …


One-fifth of malpractice claims succeed

Only 1 in 5 malpractice claims against doctors leads to a settlement or other payout, according to the most comprehensive study of these claims in two decades. But while doctors …


State smacks nursing facility

A Spokane nursing home that has faced previous sanctions for unsafe conditions has been ordered to stop accepting new residents after the death of a resident last month. State officials …


Man whose life was saved believes jury failed hero who died in fiery crash

The afternoon of Sept. 12, 2006, stands vividly in Steve Arce’s memory. He and an employee were driving up the winding road to 49 Degrees North outside Chewelah, on their …


CdA, homeowners reach Sanders Beach settlement

No docks will be built on Sanders Beach. That’s part of the resolution of six lawsuits dating back to 1998 between the city of Coeur d’Alene and the owners of …


Docks won’t be built on Sanders Beach

No docks will be built on Sanders Beach. That’s part of the resolution of six lawsuits dating back to 1998 between the city of Coeur d’Alene and the owners of …


Editorial: Lawsuit- limiting bill exacts too heavy a cost

If the economy of Idaho is hamstrung by frivolous lawsuits, then lawmakers would be wise to draft legislation to fix the problem across the board. But that isn’t what’s at …


Collection method triggers lawsuit

After crashing into another car during a police chase in 2001, Spokane resident Lisa Orvis served eight months in jail and was ordered to pay $24,000 restitution. A decade of …


Ex-dispatcher sues over Taser

It started with a Taser. Soon, an Adams County Sheriff’s dispatcher was the target of relentless harassment that led to her resignation and still affects her today.


Three lawsuits target CdA police

A man says he was wrongfully jailed for attempted rape for four months before the charge was dropped a day before trial because of lack of evidence. A woman claims …


Lawsuit filed over murder-suicide at CdA apartments

A landlord shot to death by a tenant in Coeur d’Alene two years ago should have been trained on how to deal with dangerous renters, a lawsuit filed this week …


Lawsuit claims CdA police assaulted teen

A woman who claims a Coeur d’Alene police officer groped her during a drunken driving arrest last summer has video of the interaction from a police cruiser’s dash camera.


Country club bias alleged

When a Spokane businesswoman joined the Spokane Country Club nine years ago, she drew curious looks when she played in a members-only tournament dominated by men. The next year, she …


Judge, city spar over representation in strip search case

A federal judge says the city of Spokane appears to be “judge shopping” by hiring a new attorney to defend police officers for strip searching a man in 2005. U.S. …


Lawsuit targets animal control laws

A lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of animal control laws used by Spokane and Spokane County – including provisions allowing for the immediate euthanasia of cats – was filed Thursday in …


Kootenai sheriff’s raid prompts lawsuit

Deputies and game wardens found two deer living in a North Idaho double-wide last year when they seized 30 other animals, including a 28-year-old horse, in what authorities described at …


Firehouse sex claim against city dismissed

A federal judge has dismissed the city of Spokane and two of its police detectives from a lawsuit brought by a teenage girl who contends she was raped two years …


Bill lifts age limit for wrongful-death suits

OLYMPIA – Working into the early morning hours Saturday, the state House of Representatives approved a controversial bill that would allow parents to file wrongful-death lawsuits for the death of …