lawsuit http://kuow.org en Washington State Patrol Faces Lawsuit Over Promotion Of Military Vets http://kuow.org/post/washington-state-patrol-faces-lawsuit-over-promotion-military-vets <p>Steve Scher talks with Tom Pillow, president of the <a href="http://www.wspta.org/pub/index.php">Washington State Patrol Troopers Association,</a> about a lawsuit filed by state troopers against the Washington State Patrol. The lawsuit claims the agency is breaking the law when military veterans are up for promotions. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 21:50:06 +0000 Steve Scher & Andy Hurst 29582 at http://kuow.org Washington State Patrol Faces Lawsuit Over Promotion Of Military Vets You Say Potato Co-op, They Say Potato Cartel http://kuow.org/post/you-say-potato-co-op-they-say-potato-cartel <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/11/112713JR_PotatoCartel_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>A set of lawsuits winding its way through federal court in Idaho combine a couple phrases you might not expect to find together: "massive international cartel" and&#160;"potato."<p> Fri, 29 Nov 2013 11:00:13 +0000 Jessica Robinson 24731 at http://kuow.org You Say Potato Co-op, They Say Potato Cartel Bellevue-Based Intellectual Ventures Now Targeting Financial Firms http://kuow.org/post/bellevue-based-intellectual-ventures-now-targeting-financial-firms <p>After numerous high-profile lawsuits against tech companies, a Bellevue-based patent company is now setting its sights on the financial industry.</p><p>On Tuesday, Intellectual Ventures announced it has filed lawsuits against two banks, JP Morgan Chase and Fifth Third Bank, for patent infringement. This is Intellectual Ventures’ second round of lawsuits targeting financial firms in the past week. On May 29, the company filed suit against First National Bank of Omaha and PNC. Wed, 05 Jun 2013 00:26:08 +0000 Deborah Wang 14334 at http://kuow.org Bellevue-Based Intellectual Ventures Now Targeting Financial Firms Washington High Court Finds Spit-Covered Burger Could Cause Emotional Distress http://kuow.org/post/washington-high-court-finds-spit-covered-burger-could-cause-emotional-distress <p></p><p>“Under Washington law, is a consumer entitled to emotional distress damages when a fast-food employee spits in his or her hamburger even though the consumer did not eat the hamburger?” The Washington Supreme Court said Thursday that the answer may be yes.</p><p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 01:25:56 +0000 Amy Radil 7502 at http://kuow.org Washington High Court Finds Spit-Covered Burger Could Cause Emotional Distress