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Op-Ed: Attorneys general as political ambulance chasers: America’s energy policy should be decided by legislation, not litigation

Attorneys general have become ideological ambulance chasers, racing to court to file politically motivated lawsuits seeking to mandate policies too extreme and unpopular to win the support of Congress, state legislatures, or the public.

Trump: Climate change lawsuits interfere with policy, should be dismissed

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – The Trump administration disapproves of climate change litigation initiated by cities and counties in California and the private attorneys they hired on a contingency fee.

Fourth Circuit rules for former Rent-A-Center employee in discrimination case; EEOC supports man's case

RICHMOND, Va.(Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has affirmed a lower court’s decision to deny Rent-A-Center’s motion for summary judgment and its efforts to force an ex-employee to arbitrate his disability and race discrimination claims.

Thoro Products Co. alleged to have violated compliance order issued by Colorado agency

DENVER (Legal Newsline) – A Colorado state agency is seeking to compel a business to comply with an order.

In suing Exxon over climate change, Boulder is hoping company's deep pockets will pay for its left-wing agenda, group says

BOULDER, Colo. (Legal Newsline) – It remains to be seen if Exxon will fight the latest climate change lawsuit against it in the same way it is attacking the first round, by scrubbing municipal documents for evidence of hypocrisy by the public officials filing them.

Recent grants help nonprofits doing 'most of the work' on Boulder's climate change lawsuit

BOULDER, Colo. (Legal Newsline) – Pro bono work that the Niskanen Center is performing in a global warming lawsuit on behalf of the Colorado city of Boulder will be aided by a $200,000 grant awarded less than two months before the case was filed.

As Boulder sues, 15 states - including Colorado - oppose global warming lawsuits

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Two days after local officials in the Boulder, Colo., area filed a lawsuit that attempts to hold large energy companies liable for the alleged effects of global warming, the state’s top lawyer showed that she disagrees with their legal argument by voicing her opposition to similar lawsuits in California.

Denver environmental and personal injury lawyer files Boulder's climate change lawsuit against energy companies

BOULDER, Colo. (Legal Newsline) – Two environmental groups and a Denver personal injury lawyer are outside counsel for the latest lawsuit filed by public officials against the energy sector over alleged past and future effects of global warming.

Third-party litigation funding a topic of discussion at plaintiffs lawyer seminar

LAS VEGAS (Legal Newsline) – Plaintiff lawyers and those in legal marketing and funding businesses gathered last week in Las Vegas for an annual mass tort conference.

Colorado registered nurse alleges she was terminated over fraud complaints

DENVER (Legal Newsline) – A registered nurse formerly employed by a Cortez, Colorado hospital alleges she was terminated after complaining of Medicare fraud.

Colorado business seeks dismissal of transgender man's discrimination complaint

DENVER (Legal Newsline) – A Colorado tire shop has filed a motion to dismiss a discrimination complaint filed by a transgender man.

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.