State of Colorado News

Oakland, San Francisco switch lawyers as climate change lawsuits face possible reckoning

By Daniel Fisher | Nov 29, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - The cities of Oakland and San Francisco have replaced the private lawyers representing them in climate change litigation as a series of lawsuits against ExxonMobil, Shell and other oil companies head toward what could be their final challenges in appeals courts on either coast.

Justice Department, EPA secure Clean Air Act settlement with Denver's PDC Energy

By Mark Iandolo | Nov 14, 2017

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the state of Colorado announced Oct. 31 that PDC Energy Inc. agreed to resolve allegations of violating the Clean Air Act when it failed to reduce volatile organic compounds (VOC) emissions at its facilities in the Denver area.

Federal government, Colorado accuse PDC Energy of violating environmental law

By Mark Iandolo | Jul 5, 2017

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the state of Colorado, on behalf of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), announced June 26 the filing of a civil complaint against PDC Energy Inc. (PDC) for allegations of environmental law violations.

Vail Run Community Resort agrees to $1 million deal over harassment allegations

By Mark Iandolo | Feb 17, 2016

DENVER (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has reached a $1,020,000 settlement with Vail Run Community Resort Association Inc. to resolve allegations of sexual harassment, national origin discrimination and retaliation.

Colorado Attorney General continues enforcement against debt collectors

By Mark Iandolo | Jan 13, 2016

DENVER (Legal Newsline) – Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman plans to continue her office’s pursuit of allegedly deceitful debt collectors, announcing additional actions against them in collaboration with the Federal Trade Commission and its Operation Collection Program (OCP).

Oklahoma AG files brief asking Supreme Court to hear its marijuana case against Colorado

By Mark Iandolo | Jan 8, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) – Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt filed a brief that asks the Supreme Court of the United States to consider the question of whether Colorado’s recreational marijuana law violates federal law.

Energy policy group seeks SCOTUS review of Colorado's renewable energy standard

By Hanna Nakano | Oct 20, 2015

The Energy & Environmental Legal Institute has petitioned the Supreme Court of the United States to answer whether Colorado is acting within the bounds of the Constitution by placing manufacturing requirements on electricity that comes into the state.

Federal lawsuit challenges McCain-Feingold disclosure law

By David Yates | Sep 4, 2014

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Legal Newsline) – On Thursday, the Center for Competitive Politics filed two lawsuits on behalf of a Colorado think tank, asserting that similar state and federal campaign finance disclosure laws are unconstitutional under the First Amendment.

TracBeam sues Apple over wireless location technology

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Aug 15, 2014

TYLER, Texas (Legal Newsline) - A Colorado-based, inventor-owned company is suing Apple Inc. for patent infringement.

Colorado AG settles with debt settlement company

By Bryan Cohen | Dec 13, 2013

DENVER (Legal Newsline) - Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced a $225,000 settlement Thursday with a Texas-based debt settlement company that allegedly operated illegally in Colorado.

Colo. AG settles with university over doctorate program

By Bryan Cohen | Dec 6, 2013

DENVER (Legal Newsline) -- Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced Thursday a stipulated consent judgment with Argosy University, Denver, and its parent company to resolve allegations of deceiving students who sought doctorates.

Immigrant wants to appeal guilty plea after learning of deportation consequences

By Nathan Bass | Dec 31, 2012

DENVER (Legal Newsline) - A legal permanent resident living in Colorado may not seek post-conviction review of his guilty plea for felony possession with intent to distribute marijuana, but he can seek to withdraw the guilty plea through another legal procedure.

Colo. AG announces $6.3M joint settlement

By Bryan Cohen | Jan 5, 2012

Suthers DENVER (Legal Newsline) - Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced a $6.3 million settlement on Thursday with a Denver medical center that allegedly overbilling Medicare and Medicaid by misclassifying patients for hospital admissions.

Order given to company in Suthers' lawsuit

By Bryan Cohen | Sep 22, 2011

Suthers DENVER (Legal Newsline) - Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced on Wednesday that his office obtained an order barring a Denver-based company from providing consumers with assistance in filing complaints with the state for a fee.

Suthers earns $590K judgment against Fla. company

By Bryan Cohen | Aug 16, 2011

Suthers DENVER (Legal Newsline) - Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced a $590,000 judgment on Monday against an Orlando, Fla.-based debt management services company.

Col. AG files lawsuit against Fla. company

By Bryan Cohen | Jun 15, 2011

Suthers DENVER (Legal Newsline) - Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced on Tuesday that his office has filed a lawsuit against a Florida company and its owner for allegedly engaging in unregistered debt management services.

Suthers' settlement nets restitution for consumers

By Nick Rees | Mar 23, 2010

Suthers DENVER (Legal Newsline) - Colorado Attorney General John Suthers has reached a settlement, securing full restitution for victims of an alleged identity theft and commercial lending scheme.

Settlement reached over nutritional supplement enrollment plan‏

By Nick Rees | Mar 19, 2010

John Suthers (R) DENVER (Legal Newsline) - Attorneys for the state of Colorado have reached a settlement with an Internet marketer and seller of nutritional supplements to bring them into compliance with consumer protection laws, Colorado Attorney General John Suthers has announced.

Suthers defends Colorado's $54,698 NAAG dues

By Chris Rizo | Dec 28, 2009

John Suthers (R) DENVER, Colo. (Legal Newsline)- The thousands of dollars the state of Colorado pays each year to belong to the National Association of Attorneys General could come to an end, at least for a while.

AGs hail GM bankruptcy agreement

By Chris Rizo | Jul 7, 2009

Greg Abbott (R-Texas) NEW YORK (Legal Newsline)-A bankruptcy court's decision in the General Motors Corp. case this week that disputes between the automaker and its dealers will be up to state authorities to settle has drawn praise from state attorneys general.

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