Colorado

  • January 30, 2024

    Trump Camp Says Lawyers' Protections Beat Defamation Suit

    The Trump campaign on Tuesday said a Colorado appellate panel should throw out a defamation suit against it by a former Dominion Voting Systems executive because comments made by Sidney Powell and Rudy Guiliani and others were protected by litigation privilege, a position it said was bolstered by a recent state high court decision protecting lawyers' public statements.

  • January 30, 2024

    Palestinian Groups Should Face Terror Suits, US Says

    The federal government has told the Tenth Circuit that terrorism victims should be able to sue the Palestinian Authority and Palestine Liberation Organization because the entities had "reasonable" notice of a 2019 law that would subject them to U.S. jurisdiction.

  • January 30, 2024

    Trader Joe's Supplier Wins Contract Claim Over Bony Birds

    A Washington federal judge ruled on Tuesday that a poultry supplier breached its contract by selling a Trader Joe's chicken burger manufacturer a "boneless" shipment that contained bone fragments, while ruling that a jury should decide other issues in the supply chain suit, including whether the batch was wrongly characterized as "breast trim."

  • January 30, 2024

    Missing Clearance Dooms Protest Over $57M Navy Deal

    The U.S. Government Accountability Office has tossed a protest over an option issued under a $56.9 million task order for Navy parachute training, saying that the protester's lack of a required security clearance meant the challenge was effectively futile.

  • January 30, 2024

    Colo. Pizzeria Says Insurer Owes More Fire Coverage

    A Colorado pizzeria that was damaged by a fire in 2021 told a Colorado federal court its insurer still owes coverage for business losses and other expenses, arguing that the insurer is in part to blame for the restaurant being unable to complete its restorations required by its policy.

  • January 30, 2024

    Colo. Bill Seeks Tax Credit For Mortgage Rate Buy-Downs

    Colorado would allow an income tax credit for home sellers who finance mortgage rate buy-downs for the buyers of a property under a bill introduced in the state House of Representatives.

  • January 30, 2024

    Colo. Man Says He Was Denied Bar Exam Accommodations

    The Colorado Supreme Court Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel was sued in Colorado state court by a man who alleges he was denied disability accommodations during multiple attempts at taking the Uniform Bar Exam.

  • January 30, 2024

    Colo. Worker Says Pa. Staffing Agency Shorted Wages

    A Pennsylvania staffing agency has been underpaying its Colorado workers, slashing overtime wages by paying them only for their scheduled hours rather than hours they worked and rounding their time sheets to the nearest full hour, according to a proposed class action in Pennsylvania state court.

  • January 29, 2024

    Ex-Circuit Court Judge Backs DQ Of Trump From Colo. Ballot

    Retired Court of Appeals Judge J. Michael Luttig and a slew of other officials who worked for Republican administrations urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to uphold the Colorado high court's decision disqualifying Donald Trump from the state's ballots, saying they were defending "the peaceful transfer of power."

  • January 29, 2024

    Colo. Justices Ground County's Airport Noise Case

    The Colorado Supreme Court said Monday a county waited decades too long to sue neighboring Denver over a noise-monitoring agreement for the Denver International Airport, finding in a unanimous opinion that the county knew about an alleged breach in 1995 and can't wait until it got unfavorable data to sue.

  • January 29, 2024

    Early Designs For Road Project Naturally Flawed, Jury Hears

    A construction design firm told a Colorado federal jury Monday that it's being sued for nearly $260 million because its initial design of a Denver-area highway expansion had the sort of deficiencies to be expected in such an early pass.

  • January 29, 2024

    Accused Crypto Pastor 'Preyed' On His Flock, Judge Says

    A Colorado state judge Monday extended an asset freeze against a social media pastor who appeared to confess online to an alleged scheme to defraud congregants with worthless cryptocurrency, with the judge calling it a "case of unmitigated greed."

  • January 29, 2024

    Colo. Water District Suit Says Base Contaminated Supply

    A water district serving about 6,500 customers near Colorado Springs claims the Peterson Space Force Base contaminated its water supply by using aqueous film forming foams containing PFAS chemicals for decades, despite knowing the dangers they posed.

  • January 29, 2024

    Colo. Justices To Rule On Whether OT Includes Holiday Pay

    The Colorado Supreme Court will weigh in on a wage dispute between Amazon and a group of warehouse workers by clarifying whether employers are obligated under state wage law to factor higher holiday rates of pay into workers' regular rate.

  • January 29, 2024

    Holland & Hart Adds Immigration Trio From Ogletree In Denver

    Holland & Hart LLP has expanded its immigration team in Colorado with three attorneys from Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC, the firm said on Monday.

  • January 29, 2024

    Colo. Atty Censured For Threatening Fellow Phish Fan Lawyer

    A presiding disciplinary judge censured a Colorado attorney who had accused a fellow lawyer of shoving concertgoers while naked at a Phish concert and had threatened in a profanity-laced letter to bring federal claims if he did not pay $50,000.

  • January 29, 2024

    EPA Wrongly Approved Flawed Colo. Air Plan, 10th Circ. Told

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency unlawfully approved Colorado's air pollution control plan despite its containing too many exemptions for the oil and gas industry, an environmental group has told the Tenth Circuit.

  • January 29, 2024

    Judge Asked To Rethink Split Class Cert. In HomeAdvisor Suit

    A putative class of service professionals alleging that HomeAdvisor Inc. and other companies engaged in deceptive business practices urged a Colorado federal judge to reconsider their rejected class certification bid.

  • January 29, 2024

    EEOC Can't Junk Jury Verdict In Trucking Co. ADA Suit

    A Colorado federal judge declined to overturn a trucking company's win in a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission suit that accused it of unlawfully blocking some workers from returning from medical leave, saying the agency failed to sway a jury.

  • January 26, 2024

    Enviro Group Launches New Bid To Block Colo. Water Project

    A Colorado environmental group has asked a federal judge to toss approval by the Army Corps of Engineers of a major water pipeline and reservoir project, alleging the agency violated federal laws by failing to consider less environmentally damaging alternatives when analyzing the Northern Integrated Supply Project.

  • January 26, 2024

    Trump Has 'No Serious Defense' In DQ Suit, Colo. Voters Say

    A group of Colorado voters seeking to disqualify Donald Trump from holding office said the former president has "no serious defense" against a trial court's findings that he spearheaded an insurrection, according to a brief filed Friday ahead of the U.S. Supreme Court's opening arguments on Feb. 8.

  • January 26, 2024

    Unpaid Royalties Not Ch. 11 Estate Property, 3rd Circ. Says

    Underpaid royalties on natural gas from leased land are property of the landowners under Colorado law, the Third Circuit has ruled, overturning a Delaware bankruptcy court's finding that the disputed funds belonged to the Chapter 11 estate of a former drilling company.

  • February 08, 2024

    Law360 Seeks Members For Its 2024 Editorial Boards

    Law360 is looking for avid readers of its publications to serve as members of its 2024 editorial advisory boards.

  • January 26, 2024

    Wife Accused Of Tax Crimes Must Keep GPS Monitor, US Says

    A woman indicted with her husband on tax evasion charges relating to an abusive trust scheme should not be allowed to remove her ankle monitor, the U.S. government told a Colorado federal court, saying her previous tracking devices sustained suspicious damage.

  • January 26, 2024

    Colo. Judge Knocks Crocs, Joybees For Bitter IP Fight

    A Colorado federal judge has urged rival shoemakers Crocs and Joybees to turn down the temperature in their intellectual property dispute, saying the companies have not been cooperating during discovery and are fighting over almost everything. 

Expert Analysis

  • Attorneys, Law Schools Must Adapt To New Era Of Evidence

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    Technological advancements mean more direct evidence is being created than ever before, and attorneys as well as law schools must modify their methods to account for new challenges in how this evidence is collected and used to try cases, says Reuben Guttman at Guttman Buschner.

  • Tips For Litigating Against Pro Se Parties In Complex Disputes

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    Litigating against self-represented parties in complex cases can pose unique challenges for attorneys, but for the most part, it requires the same skills that are useful in other cases — from documenting everything to understanding one’s ethical duties, says Bryan Ketroser at Alto Litigation.

  • Pro Bono Work Is Powerful Self-Help For Attorneys

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    Oct. 22-28 is Pro Bono Week, serving as a useful reminder that offering free legal help to the public can help attorneys expand their legal toolbox, forge community relationships and create human connections, despite the challenges of this kind of work, says Orlando Lopez at Culhane Meadows.

  • Series

    Playing In A Rock Cover Band Makes Me A Better Lawyer

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    Performing in a classic rock cover band has driven me to hone several skills — including focus, organization and networking — that have benefited my professional development, demonstrating that taking time to follow your muse outside of work can be a boon to your career, says Michael Gambro at Cadwalader.

  • Series

    The Pop Culture Docket: Judge Espinosa On 'Lincoln Lawyer'

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    The murder trials in Netflix’s “The Lincoln Lawyer” illustrate the stark contrast between the ethical high ground that fosters and maintains the criminal justice system's integrity, and the ethical abyss that can undermine it, with an important reminder for all legal practitioners, say Judge Adam Espinosa and Andrew Howard at the Colorado 2nd Judicial District Court.

  • Calif. Right To Repair Law Highlights A Growing Movement

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    New legislation in California is a comprehensive victory for the "right to repair" movement — signaling that this push for legal reform represents a multifaceted challenge to the status quo not only on the consumer rights front, but also in the fields of copyright, software, antitrust and warranty law, says Courtney Sarnow at Culhane Meadows.

  • Series

    In Focus At The EEOC: Advancing Equal Pay

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    The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s recently finalized strategic enforcement plan expresses a renewed commitment to advancing equal pay at a time when employees have unprecedented access to compensation information, highlighting for employers the importance of open communication and ongoing pay equity analyses, say Paul Evans at Baker McKenzie and Christine Hendrickson at Syndio.

  • Fintech-Bank Partnerships Hold Potential, But Tread Carefully

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    A study recently released by the Federal Reserve Board highlights the federal preemptions that financial technology lenders can take advantage of to lend profitably in certain states, though fintech-bank partnerships face some regulatory challenges as well, say attorneys at Venable.

  • Opinion

    Newman Suspension Shows Need For Judicial Reform

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    The recent suspension of U.S. Circuit Judge Pauline Newman following her alleged refusal to participate in a disability inquiry reveals the need for judicial misconduct reforms to ensure that judges step down when they can no longer serve effectively, says Aliza Shatzman at The Legal Accountability Project.

  • How And Why Your Firm Should Implement Fixed-Fee Billing

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    Amid rising burnout in the legal industry and client efforts to curtail spending, pivoting to a fixed-fee billing model may improve client-attorney relationships and offer lawyers financial, logistical and stress relief — while still maintaining profit margins, say Kevin Henderson and Eric Pacifici at SMB Law Group.

  • Opinion

    Judicial Independence Needs Defense Amid Political Threats

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    Amid recent and historic challenges to the judiciary from political forces, safeguarding judicial independence and maintaining the integrity of the legal system is increasingly urgent, says Robert Peck at the Center for Constitutional Litigation.

  • How Law Firms Can Use Account-Based Marketing Strategies

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    Amid several evolving legal industry trends, account-based marketing can help law firms uncover additional revenue-generating opportunities with existing clients, with key considerations ranging from data analytics to relationship building, say Jennifer Ramsey at stage LLC and consultant Gina Sponzilli.

  • Strategic Succession Planning At Law Firms Is Crucial

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    Senior partners' reluctance to retire, the rise of the nonequity partner tier and generational differences in expectations are all contributing to an increasing number of departures from BigLaw, making it imperative for firms to encourage retirement among senior ranks and provide clearer leadership pathways to junior attorneys, says Laura Leopard at Leopard Solutions.

  • Maximizing Law Firm Profitability In Uncertain Times

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    As threats of an economic downturn loom, firms can boost profits by embracing the power of bottom-line management and creating an ecosystem where strategic financial oversight and robust timekeeping practices meet evolved client relations, says Shireen Hilal at Maior Strategic Consulting.

  • 5th Circ. Ruling Reminds Attys That CBP Can Search Devices

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    The Fifth Circuit’s recent Malik v. Department of Homeland Security decision adds to the chorus of federal courts holding that border agents don’t need a warrant to search travelers’ electronic devices, so attorneys should consider certain special precautions to secure privileged information when reentering the U.S., says Jennifer Freel at Jackson Walker.

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