Colorado

  • March 11, 2024

    Denver Sportscaster Says Kroenke Punished Him For Rehab

    A Hispanic Denver sports broadcaster opened up to a Colorado federal jury Monday about his substance abuse struggles and stint in a drug rehabilitation center, laying out how he was subsequently treated differently by management for Altitude Sports & Entertainment LLC and its parent company, pro sports empire Kroenke Sports & Entertainment LLC.

  • March 11, 2024

    Ex-NFL Player Knocked Colo. Woman Unconscious, Suit Says

    A Colorado woman has accused a former NFL player of knocking her unconscious when he tried to stop her from leaving a party last spring, several months before he pled guilty to criminal charges stemming from brandishing a gun on the Las Vegas Strip.

  • March 11, 2024

    Prejudice Rule Applies To Property Claims, Colo. Justices Say

    A rule excusing some policyholders for filing late claims applies to occurrence-based, first-party homeowners' property policies, a divided Colorado Supreme Court held Monday, reversing two insurers' wins in a pair of coverage disputes over hail damage.

  • March 11, 2024

    10th Circ. Says Colo. Logging Plan Didn't Overlook Lynx

    A Tenth Circuit panel on Monday said a conservation group's claim that federal agencies failed to properly consider the impact of a Colorado forest logging plan on sensitive Canada lynx populations "misses the mark," according to a published opinion rejecting the group's challenge.

  • March 11, 2024

    Utah Counties Ask Justices To Rein In NEPA Requirements

    A coalition of seven Utah counties urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review a D.C. Circuit's decision revoking federal approval of a rail line to transport crude oil from Utah, saying the justices must provide clarity on a circuit split over the required scope of a federal agency's environmental review under the National Environmental Policy Act.

  • March 11, 2024

    Walmart Fails To Sink Feds' Opioid Crisis Lawsuit

    A Delaware federal judge on Monday kept alive a government lawsuit accusing Walmart of fueling the nation's opioid crisis, ruling that the company could be held liable for filling illegitimate prescriptions its compliance officers allegedly failed to flag for unwitting pharmacists.

  • March 08, 2024

    Colo. DNA Scientist Fudged Data For 650 Cases, Police Say

    A former DNA scientist for the Colorado Bureau of Investigation manipulated data for years, the bureau announced Friday, stating that an investigation has identified more than 650 cases affected since 2008.

  • March 08, 2024

    Colo. Dispensary And Tracking Vendor Settle Fee Suit

    A Colorado state judge has called off a trial between a dispensary chain and Metrc LLC, the company contracted by the state to track cannabis sales, after the two agreed to settle a lawsuit the retailer filed over monthly fees the vendor charged for its state-mandated services.

  • March 08, 2024

    Colorado Firm Must Face Atty's Claim Over Alleged Retaliation

    A Colorado state judge has ruled that a personal injury firm that sued a former attorney for allegedly trying to dodge a prior judgment must face her counterclaim accusing the firm of filing a retaliatory action after she accused it of unfair labor practices.

  • March 08, 2024

    Colo. Judge Sends Pot Co. Receivership Dispute To Arbitration

    A member of a struggling cannabis cultivation and dispensary business alleging mismanagement by other owners must take its receivership battle to arbitration, after a Colorado state judge found that the company's operating agreement requires it.

  • March 08, 2024

    Ex-Private Funds Leader With Perkins Coie Jumps To MoFo

    The former chair of Perkins Coie LLP's private investment funds group has jumped to Morrison Foerster LLP in Denver.

  • March 08, 2024

    Colo. Panel OKs Tax Credits For Sales To Beginning Farmers

    Colorado would temporarily allow tax credits for certain transfers of agricultural land and equipment to assist beginning and socially disadvantaged farmers under a bill approved by a legislative panel.

  • March 07, 2024

    No Pretrial Win For Anyone In $1.3M Dish Network Print Fight

    A Colorado federal judge on Thursday rejected dueling summary judgment motions in a $1.3 million contract fight between a Dish Network unit and defunct printing company, finding the companies' "vehement disagreement" about simple facts of the case makes clear it can't be decided at this stage.

  • March 07, 2024

    USA Swimming Wants Watchdog Org To Pay For Probe Case

    USA Swimming filed a lawsuit in Colorado state court Thursday against a sports nonprofit seeking indemnification for a Washington lawsuit over allegedly false sexual misconduct accusations against a minor swimmer, arguing that the nonprofit should have to pay for the litigation because it bungled an investigation into the misconduct allegations.

  • March 07, 2024

    Builder Wins $2.7M For Marriott Mudslide Repair Work

    A Colorado federal judge has awarded a construction company more than $2.7 million in damages for cleanup and repair work at a Brazilian Marriott hotel and resort, concluding after a four-day August bench trial the hotel giant was liable for not paying up as agreed.

  • March 07, 2024

    Caribbean Resort Developer Says Partner Undermined Project

    An Aspen, Colorado, developer of a Caribbean golf resort has accused one of his partners in Colorado state court of violating a non-compete provision by working on similar projects that were located too close to the luxury development.

  • March 07, 2024

    Anadarko Keeps Win In Colo. Oil Biz Lease Fight

    A Colorado appellate panel on Thursday rejected an oil and gas production company's claims that an Anadarko Petroleum subsidiary wrongfully terminated nearly two dozen leases, with the judges finding the agreements could be terminated upon written notice "for any reason or for no reason at all."

  • March 06, 2024

    Pilgrim's Pride Escapes COVID-19 Death Suits, For Now

    A Texas federal judge on Wednesday tossed without prejudice a suit seeking to hold Pilgrim's Pride Corp. liable for the COVID-19 deaths of an employee and the spouse of another worker, saying the plaintiffs failed to specify when the employees were allegedly exposed.

  • March 06, 2024

    Meta Must Tackle Increased Account Hijackings, 41 AGs Say

    A bipartisan group of 41 attorneys general have urged Meta Platforms Inc. to tackle the "dramatic" increase in hackers taking over Facebook and Instagram accounts, saying the attacks have caused financial harm to victims and their families and friends.

  • March 06, 2024

    Colo. Judicial Watchdog Admits Tension With The Bench

    The interim head of Colorado's judicial discipline commission conceded during state Senate testimony Wednesday that the panel's relationship with judges had grown "acrimonious" in recent years, after a misconduct scandal that resulted in the censure of a former chief justice prompted increased scrutiny into its role. 

  • March 06, 2024

    Enviro Groups Say Colo. Trail Will Increase Cancer Risks

    A D.C. federal judge strained to square two directly conflicting assertions in an ongoing challenge to a Fish and Wildlife Service trail in Colorado Wednesday, one from environmental and health groups claiming that plutonium from the site was certain to cause rare and deadly illnesses to trail-goers and nearby residents, and another from the federal government claiming that the trace levels of plutonium near a former-weapons plant were well below thresholds for concern.

  • March 06, 2024

    USA Swimming Can't Avoid Botched Probe Suit, Parent Says

    A parent criticized USA Swimming for trying to dodge liability in a lawsuit saying her young son was vilified and humiliated by false sexual misconduct allegations, arguing the national swimming governing body can't claim immunity because another organization investigated the allegations.

  • March 06, 2024

    Sports Illustrated Betting Platform To Be Shut Down

    The turmoil at Sports Illustrated continued Wednesday as its partner 888 Holdings PLC announced that it was terminating its sportsbook agreement with the brand's parent company, saying the scale of operating costs in the United States has made the venture untenable.

  • March 06, 2024

    Judge Won't Revisit Contempt Order In Gold Mine Control Suit

    A Colorado federal judge refused Tuesday to reconsider or amend his 2022 contempt order sanctioning mineral exploration company DynaResource in a decade-old arbitration dispute over control of a Mexican gold mine, finding that DynaResource's arguments are untimely and "at best" tangentially related to the arbitration award.

  • March 05, 2024

    Colo. Judge Mulls Chevron Deference In Tricare Funding Fight

    A Colorado federal judge wondered Tuesday whether the U.S. Supreme Court's anticipated ruling on Chevron deference would affect a children's hospital's challenge to a Defense Department rule about healthcare reimbursements for military patients, asking the parties how she should rule while they wait for the Chevron decision.

Expert Analysis

  • Revenue Sharing Argument Might Save Barrick In 401(k) Case

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    During recent oral arguments before the Tenth Circuit, Barrick Gold presented revenue sharing as an obvious alternative explanation for the selection of higher-cost share classes in its ex-workers’ 401(k) plan, establishing that dismissal of the case would be consistent with U.S. Supreme Court pleading standard precedent, say Emily Costin and Blake Crohan at Alston & Bird.

  • 10th Circ. Highlights US Court Discretion On Arbitral Awards

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    The Tenth Circuit's recent decision enforcing an arbitral judgment against a Mexican cement company even after it was annulled in Bolivia could signal an expansion in district courts' discretionary powers over motions to enforce foreign arbitral awards, say Max Chester and Parker White at Foley & Lardner.

  • A Lawyer's Guide To Approaching Digital Assets In Discovery

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    The booming growth of cryptocurrency and non-fungible tokens has made digital assets relevant in many legal disputes but also poses several challenges for discovery, so lawyers must garner an understanding of the technology behind these assets, the way they function, and how they're held, says Brett Sager at Ehrenstein Sager.

  • How Tenn. Privacy Law Nuances Could Affect Compliance

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    Tennessee’s recently enacted data privacy law is similar to statutes passed in other states, but also contains its own nuances that could change how a business needs to comply, such as data protection impact assessments and an affirmative defense for violations, say attorneys at Lewis Rice.

  • Opinion

    High Court's Ethics Statement Places Justices Above The Law

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    The U.S. Supreme Court justices' disappointing statement on the court's ethics principles and practices reveals that not only are they satisfied with a status quo in which they are bound by fewer ethics rules than other federal judges, but also that they've twisted the few rules that do apply to them, says David Janovsky at the Project on Government Oversight.

  • Navigating Data Privacy Assessments Amid New State Laws

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    As more comprehensive privacy laws move through state legislatures, a common thread is the requirement to conduct and document a data protection impact assessment, meaning businesses should establish not only how assessments are to be conducted, but also the standards and frameworks that should be applied, say Alan Friel and Sasha Kiosse at Squire Patton.

  • Opinion

    Time For Law Schools To Rethink Unsung Role Of Adjuncts

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    As law schools prepare for the fall 2023 semester, administrators should reevaluate the role of the underappreciated, indispensable adjunct, and consider 16 concrete actions to improve the adjuncts' teaching experience, overall happiness and feeling of belonging, say T. Markus Funk at Perkins Coie, Andrew Boutros at Dechert and Eugene Volokh at UCLA.

  • Tips For In-House Legal Leaders In A Challenging Economy

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    Amid today's economic and geopolitical uncertainty, in-house legal teams are running lean and facing increased scrutiny and unique issues, but can step up and find innovative ways to manage outcomes and capitalize on good business opportunities, says Tim Parilla at LinkSquares.

  • What Associates Need To Know Before Switching Law Firms

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    The days of staying at the same firm for the duration of one's career are mostly a thing of the past as lateral moves by lawyers are commonplace, but there are several obstacles that associates should consider before making a move, say attorneys at HWG.

  • A Case For Sharing Mediation Statements With Counterparties

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    In light of a potential growing mediation trend of only submitting statements to the mediator, litigants should think critically about the pros and cons of exchanging statements with opposing parties as it could boost the chances of reaching a settlement, says Arthur Eidelhoch at Eidelhoch Mediation.

  • Challenging Standing In Antitrust Class Actions: Injury-In-Fact

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    As demonstrated in recent cases, the classic injury-in-fact requirement for Article III standing claimed in most antitrust suits is economic harm — and while concrete harm satisfies the requirement, litigants may still be able to challenge whether economic injury has occurred, say Michael Hamburger and Holly Tao at White & Case.

  • 3 Key Areas Where Fintech And Sports Gaming Intersect

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    Sports gaming operators cannot produce reliable and efficient products without the full participation and support of their fintech vendors and suppliers, so firms in both industries should follow developments and changing regulation in the arena, including state expansion of crypto-funded wagering and advancements in payment processing, say attorneys at Nelson Mullins.

  • Colo. Bankruptcy Ruling Clarifies Debt Collection Rules

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    The Colorado Supreme Court’s recent ruling in U.S. Bank v. Silvernagel provides necessary clarification on the state's debt collection statute of limitations commencement rules and gives lenders breathing room to pursue foreclosure after their borrowers receive a bankruptcy discharge, say Erin Edwards and Justin Balser at Troutman Pepper.

  • Preparing For Legal Scrutiny Of Data Retention Policies

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    Two recent cases involving Google and Meta should serve as a call to action for companies to ensure their data retention policies are updated and properly implemented to the degree of being able to withstand judicial scrutiny, especially as more data is generated by emerging technologies, say Jack Kallus and Labeed Choudhry at Kaufman Dolowich.

  • Takeaways From Washington's Sweeping Health Privacy Bill

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    Washington’s recently enacted My Health My Data Act establishes a comprehensive privacy framework for companies that handle consumer health data in the state, presenting a daunting challenge for these entities, given the act’s broad reach, imposition of substantial obligations and ambiguous language, say attorneys at Goodwin.

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