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Colorado Supreme Court rules tort claim not a debt

By Takesha Thomas | Oct 31, 2018

DENVER (Legal Newsline) – The Colorado Supreme Court has upheld an appellate court ruling in a lawsuit involving attorneys who represented State Farm in a case.

More info on Donziger released; Lawyer gained multibillion-dollar verdict against Chevron through fraud, judge has ruled

By John Sammon | Oct 29, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Attorneys for Chevron on Oct. 24 asked the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York to hold disbarred attorney Steven R. Donziger in contempt for his alleged continued efforts to personally profit off a pollution scam in the South American country of Ecuador.

Boulder's gun ban challenged by Second Amendment advocates; Federal case on hold while state lawsuit sorted out

By William Sassani | Oct 17, 2018

DENVER (Legal Newsline) – A federal judge will take a step back from the lawsuit filed against the city of Boulder, Colorado, by gun owners and an organization over the city’s assault weapons ban.

Attorney can't be sued by non-client, Colo. court rules; Dispute arose over condo parking spaces

By Asia Mayfield | Oct 10, 2018

DENVER (Legal Newsline) – The Colorado Supreme Court determined that a non-client plaintiff was barred from suing an attorney because he lacked standing to assert his claim.

Colorado Supreme Court rules conversation with late doctor is inadmissible in malpractice case

By Asia Mayfield | Oct 10, 2018

DENVER (Legal Newsline) – The Colorado Supreme Court used the state's Dead Man’s Statute to reverse an earlier ruling in a medical malpractice suit.

EEOC: Colorado trucking firm improperly used medical, physical pre-employment screenings

By Marian Johns | Oct 9, 2018

DENVER — A Colorado trucking firm faces a lawsuit by the federal government for allegedly improperly using medical and physical screening processes to exclude job applicants with disabilities.

D.C. suspends lawyer Steven Donziger after fraud ruling in multibillion-dollar fight against Chevron

By Charmaine Little | Oct 3, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – On Sept. 14, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals suspended attorney Steven R. Donziger from practicing law in Washington, D.C., effective immediately.

Alternate juror joining in on deliberations is 'harmless' in personal injury case, Colorado Supreme Court rules

By Charmaine Little | Oct 2, 2018

DENVER (Legal Newsline) – On Sept.17, the Colorado Supreme Court reversed an appeals court ruling that a trial court erred when it permitted an alternate juror to take part in jury deliberations despite objections.

HUSCH BLACKWELL LLP: Three Husch Blackwell Attorneys Named to KC Techweek 100

By Press release submission | Sep 30, 2018

Husch Blackwell’s Jeff Simon, Nathan Oleen and Ed Wilson have been named to the 2018 Kansas City Techweek 100.

Actor trying again to sue over use of his picture in TV ad, but HomeAdvisor says claims should be tossed

By Carrie Salls | Sep 27, 2018

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – HomeAdvisor Inc., ANGI Homeservices Inc. and Hawthorne Direct LLC asked the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois to dismiss an amended version of a lawsuit filed against them, saying the plaintiff still has not proven his claims.

Oil companies go for another win in climate change fight, ask for dismissal of Wash. county's case

By William Sassani | Sep 18, 2018

In August, lawyers arguing for a group of oil companies submitted a motion to Judge Robert S. Lasnik of the U.S. District Court of the Western District of Washington asking that King County’s climate change lawsuit be dismissed.

Colorado accuses opioid manufacturer of misrepresenting addiction risks

By Marian Johns | Sep 14, 2018

DENVER — Colorado has filed a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma LP and Purdue Pharama Inc., alleging the companies misled the state's health care providers and consumers regarding the risks of addiction from prescription opioids.

HUSCH BLACKWELL: Wisconsin Law Journal Names Eisenmann and Vercauteren to 2018 ‘Up and Coming' List

By Press release submission | Sep 13, 2018

Erik Eisenmann and Jeff Vercauteren represent Husch Blackwell on a list recognizing the rising stars of Wisconsin’s legal community.

Organization alleges it purchased Qurate securities at artificially inflated prices

By Bree Gonzales | Sep 13, 2018

DENVER (Legal Newsline) – A retirement system alleges it purchased artificially inflated stock in a video commerce corporation between 2015 and 2016.

Billionaire mega-donor Steyer picks favorite AG hopefuls; More global warming cases possible

By John O'Brien | Sep 13, 2018

Democrat challengers aspiring to become the top lawyers in their states have received financial boosts from Tom Steyer, a billionaire investor and environmental activist who some feel is a driving force behind the recent string of climate change lawsuits struggling to persuade judges to punish the energy industry.

Boulder fights to get climate change lawsuit back to state court

By William Sassani | Sep 11, 2018

DENVER (Legal Newsline) – Kevin S. Hannon, counsel for the city of Boulder and Boulder County, as well as San Miguel County, filed his argument as to why their climate change lawsuit against oil companies should stay in state court instead of being removed to U.S. district court.

NYC Bar: Lawyers shouldn't split fees with litigation funders

By John Breslin | Aug 22, 2018

New York City's bar association has decided that it is unethical for lawyers to enter into agreements with companies that finance lawsuits in exchange for a percentage of the recovery.

Colorado heating, cooling company to pay $1.7 million for allegedly installing unpermitted units

By Marian Johns | Aug 16, 2018

DENVER — A Colorado court has ordered a heating and cooling company operating in the state to pay $1.7 million for installing thousands of furnaces, hot water heaters and air conditioning units without obtaining building permits, causing potential hazards to consumers.

Kansas, Colorado agree to settlement over past Republican River water usage

By Marian Johns | Aug 16, 2018

DENVER — The states of Kansas and Colorado have agreed to a settlement regarding Colorado's previous water usage of the Republican River.

Colorado attorney general: Commercial sports betting not subject to state constitutional limits

By Marian Johns | Aug 10, 2018

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman has released a formal opinion on whether current state law authorizes commercial sports betting after the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalized sports betting, saying it is up to the state's legislature.

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