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New York, Colorado lead opposition to legislation restricting oversight of student loan fraud

NEW YORK — New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has joined Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman in leading a group of 30 attorneys generals to oppose legislation aimed at obstructing states from preventing and fighting student loan servicing fraud.

EEOC loses again as it backs Muslim women who say they weren't hired because of hijabs

DENVER (Legal Newsline) – After more than four years of litigation and two court victories, it looks like an airplane cleaning service might finally be clear from the federal agency that pushed the case all the way to a federal appeals court.

Lawsuit lenders Oasis and LawCash to pay $2.3 million in Colorado predatory lending settlement

DENVER (Legal Newsline) - Lawsuit lenders Oasis Legal Finance and LawCash (Plaintiff Funding Holding, Inc.) have been ordered to pay in excess of $2 million to settle claims they charged Colorado consumers excessive interest rates.

Boulder's climate change suit 'pretty crazy,' group says; City will hire unnamed D.C. law firm

BOULDER, Colo. (Legal Newsline) - The Colorado city of Boulder is ready to sue the energy sector over climate change, joining a group of other government entities that have already done the same. Now, it has to prove its case.

EEOC: Washington state seafood company to pay $75,000 to resolve sexual harassment allegations

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced Nov. 30 that Trans Ocean Seafoods Inc., a company in northwestern Washington state doing business as New England Shellfish, will pay $75,000 to three female former employees after allegations of sexual harassment.

EEOC: Philadelphia staffing company to pay $45,000 for alleged disability discrimination

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced Nov. 30 that Day and Zimmerman NPS, a Philadelphia company that provides staffing services to the power industry, will pay $45,000 after allegations of disability discrimination and retaliation.

Eco-Site, T-Mobile file suit against Colorado county over denial to construct a wireless-communications facility

DENVER (Legal Newsline) – A wireless telecommunications company alleges that its permit request to construct a facility in Colorado was wrongfully denied.

Zen Magnets seeks relief over Consumer Product Safety Commission final order

DENVER (Legal Newsline) – A Colorado maker of small magnets is seeking a review of an order filed by the U.S. Consumer Product and Safety Commission that ordered a stop sale of the product.

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

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.

Customer accuses Chipotle of failing to prevent data breach

A customer has filed a class action lawsuit against Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc., citing alleged breach of contract, breach of duty and negligence.

EPA, Justice Department, Colorado settle with Rocky Mountain Bottle in emissions case

DENVER (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the state of Colorado announced June 30 that Rocky Mountain Bottle Company LLC (RMBC) has agreed to install emissions controls on the glass furnaces at its glass bottle manufacturing facility in Wheat Ridge, Colorado.

Federal government, Colorado accuse PDC Energy of violating environmental law

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.

Woman who sued Chipotle over being in picture settles; Court records showed she had $100 to her name

DENVER (Legal Newsline) – A lawsuit against Chipotle Mexican Grill involving a California woman who alleged unlawful use of a photo has reached a settlement.

Oklahoma police pension system says Jagged Peak, multiple banks misrepresented financials

DENVER (Legal Newsline) — A pension system has filed a class action lawsuit against Jagged Peak Energy, Citigroup Global Markets, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) and other financial institutions, alleging liability and negligence.

Former MLS player alleges attorneys botched medical malpractice lawsuit against DC United

Plaintiff Bryan Namoff, a former DC United defenseman, filed a complaint for damages in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia April 4. He seeks to recover more than $126,000 in costs he paid to attorneys Steven Shapiro and Joseph Cammarata, in addition to punitive damages.

Justice Department sues to block dietary supplement sales

The U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado has entered a permanent injunction against EonNutra LLC, two related companies and owner Michael Floren to block the sale of allegedly adulterated and misbranded dietary supplements.

Woman suing Chipotle for billions over photo has $100 to her name

DENVER (Legal Newsline) – Faced with unemployment and only $100 to her name, a California woman has sued fast-food giant Chipotle for $2.2 billion over the allegedly unlawful use of a photo.

Property owners accuse Texas corporation of negligent misrepresentation

DENVER (Legal Newsline) — Four property owners are suing a Texas business and its officers, alleging fraud, negligent misrepresentation and tortious interference.

Woman claims she faced retaliation from Higher Education Inc. for reporting alleged violations

DENVER (Legal Newsline) – A woman alleges the operator of for-profit colleges in Colorado retaliated against her for reporting purported violations.

Couple claim Specialized Loan Servicing misapplied loan payments

DENVER (Legal Newsline) – An Alabama couple have filed a class action lawsuit against a Highland Ranch, Colorado, mortgage servicer over allegations it misapplied payments on the debt.