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.
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.
Erik Eisenmann and Jeff Vercauteren represent Husch Blackwell on a list recognizing the rising stars of Wisconsin’s legal community.
DENVER (Legal Newsline) – A retirement system alleges it purchased artificially inflated stock in a video commerce corporation between 2015 and 2016.
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.
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.
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.
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.
DENVER — The states of Kansas and Colorado have agreed to a settlement regarding Colorado's previous water usage of the Republican River.
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.
The rest of Colorado seems to have little interest in following the lead of three communities in the state that have sued Big Oil over the alleged effects of global warming.
DENVER (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Colorado upheld a water court’s ruling in a lawsuit against Coors Brewing Co. on June 25, specifying that the company's "native" water use is limited and that it can no longer lease its return-flow water to other companies downstream without a new water right.
DENVER — Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman recently was appointed as the new chair for the Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) during the group's annual meeting in New Mexico.
DENVER (Legal Newsline) – A Colorado federal judge has approved a briefing schedule for determining a final location to hear a climate change lawsuit filed by local Colorado officials against two oil companies
Now that federal judges on either coast have dismissed two of the most prominent climate lawsuits against the oil industry, risks to taxpayers may be going up.
New York City and the private lawyers it hired to sue the fossil fuel industry over alleged effects of climate change will not accept a federal judge’s recent decision to throw the lawsuit out of court.
Federal judges continue to reject the efforts of private lawyers who hold a financial stake in lawsuits brought by government officials against the oil industry over the alleged effects of climate change.
DENVER (Legal Newsline) — Led by Colorado's Cynthia Coffman, a bipartisan multi-state coalition of Attorneys Generals recently sent a letter to the U.S. Senate urging its members to reject legislation that would hamper efforts to fight abusive lending practices.
From policy to payday: Focus in environmental causes like Boulder's shifts, former Interior Secretary says
Protecting the environment has long been an objective in lawsuits filed by activists in Colorado courts, but a recent, ambitious effort from the City of Boulder includes another goal - profit.