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UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 4, 2020

Washington lawsuit says protective gear costs impede protest

Associated Press


Employers require COVID liability waivers as conflict mounts over workplace safety

As employers in California and across the country ask employees to return to the workplace, many have considered and some are requiring employees to sign similar waivers, employment lawyers say. …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 2, 2020

Family of teen who died at WSU fraternity files lawsuit

SEATTLE – In his first semester at Washington State University, Sam Martinez witnessed or took part in several activities that his family says was a pattern of hazing at Alpha …


UPDATED: Fri., July 24, 2020

U.S. sued over expulsion of migrant children detained in hotel

Legal groups sued the U.S. government Friday in an attempt to prevent the rapid expulsion of children that the Trump administration detained in hotel rooms under an emergency declaration citing …


UPDATED: Tue., July 21, 2020

Lawsuit alleges North Dakota refinery developer owes workers wages

BISMARCK, N.D. – Some current and former employees of a company developing an oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota filed a lawsuit claiming they are owed …


UPDATED: Sat., July 11, 2020

Singer says lawsuit over Lady A name is ‘white privilege’

Associated Press


UPDATED: Sat., July 11, 2020

U.S. drops injunction request in dispute over trail project

BOISE – The U.S. Department of Justice has dropped a request asking a federal judge to prohibit an Idaho man from flying his helicopter near work crews building a public …


UPDATED: Mon., June 29, 2020

UK judge says Depp broke court order in Sun libel case

LONDON – A U.K. High Court judge ruled Monday that actor Johnny Depp violated a court order by failing to disclose evidence relating to his drug use to lawyers for …


UPDATED: Sun., June 28, 2020

Rolling Stones threaten to sue Trump if he keeps using their music

President Donald Trump is playing with fire.


UPDATED: Tue., June 23, 2020

Appeals court reduces J&J talc verdict but censures company

A Missouri appeals court has reduced a talcum powder verdict against Johnson & Johnson by more than half, even while ruling the company knowingly sold a product that caused cancer.


UPDATED: Sat., June 20, 2020

Trump administration supports Idaho bill to ban transgender women, girls from female sports

The U.S. Department of Justice filed a statement of interest Friday in the lawsuit filed against Idaho after Gov. Brad Little signed a bill into law that would ban transgender …


UPDATED: Tue., June 9, 2020

Insurance telemarketers fined $225M for a billion robocalls

The U.S. communications regulator on Tuesday proposed a $225 million fine, its largest ever, against two health insurance telemarketers for spamming people with 1 billion robocalls using fake phone numbers.


Spin Control: One benefit of COVID-19 restrictions: Watching court cases from home

While there are many things we are all giving up because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the “stay home when possible” order has added one thing for the public in general, …


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 …