Lawsuit http://kplu.org en Groups sue over Navy sonar use off Northwest coast http://kplu.org/post/groups-sue-over-navy-sonar-use-northwest-coast <p>Conservationists and Native American tribes have filed a lawsuit over the Navy&#39;s expanded use of sonar in training exercises off the Washington, Oregon and California coasts, saying the noise can harass and kill whales and other marine life.</p><p> Thu, 26 Jan 2012 23:36:27 +0000 The Associated Press 3943 at http://kplu.org Actress who sued Amazon over age reveals herself - Junie Hoang http://kplu.org/post/actress-who-sued-amazon-over-age-reveals-herself-junie-hoang <p>An anonymous actress who sued Amazon.com and its Internet Movie Database for revealing her age has revealed her identity.</p><div><p>It&#39;s Huong Hoang of Texas, who may be better known by her stage name, Junie Hoang.</p><p> Sat, 07 Jan 2012 00:31:15 +0000 The Associated Press 3634 at http://kplu.org Actress who sued Amazon over age reveals herself - Junie Hoang Lawsuit announced in Snohomish County falling-ice fatality http://kplu.org/post/lawsuit-announced-snohomish-county-falling-ice-fatality <p>EVERETT, Wash. &mdash; A Tacoma law firm called a news conference Tuesday to announce a lawsuit in the death of Grace Tam, a Marysville girl killed by falling ice in July 2010 at the Big Four Ice Caves east of Granite Falls.</p><p> Tue, 20 Dec 2011 20:02:27 +0000 The Associated Press 3508 at http://kplu.org Family of Lakewood officer Griswold joins litigation against state http://kplu.org/post/family-lakewood-officer-griswold-joins-litigation-against-state <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-982315.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-982315.mp3</a></p><p>OLYMPIA, Wash. &ndash; The family of slain Lakewood police officer Tina Griswold has filed a notice to sue the state of Washington over its handling of Maurice Clemmons. He&#39;s the Arkansas parolee who gunned down Griswold and three of her fellow officers in a coffee shop in 2009. Clemmons was later shot dead by Seattle police.</p> Wed, 17 Aug 2011 18:58:44 +0000 Austin Jenkins 2340 at http://kplu.org Muslim man fired for wearing a beard sues former employer http://kplu.org/post/muslim-man-fired-wearing-beard-sues-former-employer <p>A Seattle-area Muslim is suing his former employer because he says he was fired from his job as a security guard for refusing to shave his beard, which he wears for religious reasons.</p><p> Thu, 04 Aug 2011 18:02:16 +0000 The Associated Press 2250 at http://kplu.org FDIC sues 3 former top executives of failed WaMu http://kplu.org/post/fdic-sues-3-former-top-executives-failed-wamu <p>Federal bank regulators have sued three former top executives of Washington Mutual (WaMu), the biggest U.S. bank ever to fail, accusing them of negligence in allowing risky mortgage lending and seeking $900 million in damages.</p><p> Thu, 17 Mar 2011 22:14:52 +0000 The Associated Press 1020 at http://kplu.org FDIC sues 3 former top executives of failed WaMu Amazon.com & Google facing suits for alleged patent infringement http://kplu.org/post/amazoncom-google-facing-suits-alleged-patent-infringement <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-957029.mp3</p><p>Technology that enables good results for searches on the Internet is at the heart of <a href="http://techcrunch.com/2011/03/10/amazon-com-slammed-with-lawsuit-over-instant-search-patent/">two patent lawsuits </a>brought against online retailer Amazon.com and search-giant Google.</p><p>San Francisco-based <a href="http://www.masterobjects.com/contact.html?moReturnURL=http%3A//masterobjects.com/&amp;moReturnName=Return%20to%20Home%20Page&amp;moReturnDir=masterobjects.com/&amp;moReturn=9&amp;__utma=1.2084700360.1299804313.1299804313.1299804313.1&amp;__utmb=1.1.10.1299804313&amp;__utmc=1&amp;__utmx=-&amp;__utmz=1.1299804313.1.1.utmcsr=techflash.com|utmccn=%28referral%29|utmcmd=referral|utmcct=/seattle/2011/03/amazon-sued-in-search-patent-dispute.html&amp;__utmv=-&amp;__utmk=58674474">MasterObjects</a> has filed federal complaints against both companies, saying they&#39;re stealing its technology.</p><p> Fri, 11 Mar 2011 01:56:32 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 976 at http://kplu.org Taxpayers pay for cheesecake, cell phones and rock chips http://kplu.org/post/taxpayers-pay-cheesecake-cell-phones-and-rock-chips <p>When the state of Washington gets sued, it’s the multi-million dollar payouts that make the headlines.</p><p>However, every year taxpayers are on the hook for thousands of dollars more in smaller property damage claims: Inmate TV sets, drowned cell phones, rock-chipped windows … even a cheesecake.</p><p> Thu, 13 Jan 2011 18:58:49 +0000 Austin Jenkins 529 at http://kplu.org Taxpayers pay for cheesecake, cell phones and rock chips Lawmaker floats idea of victims’ compensation fund http://kplu.org/post/lawmaker-floats-idea-victims%E2%80%99-compensation-fund <p>In the current budget year, the state of Washington is on track to pay 60-million dollars to settle damage and personal injury lawsuits filed against the state. That has some lawmakers alarmed, especially in light of the state’s multi-billion dollar budget crisis. Now, one state representative has an idea for a 9-11 style victims’ compensation fund.</p><p> Tue, 04 Jan 2011 00:08:19 +0000 Austin Jenkins 458 at http://kplu.org Lawmaker floats idea of victims’ compensation fund