LAW WEEK COLORADO
By Law Week Colorado Staff
DENVER COULD FACE $5,000-A-DAY FINES if city officials don’t hand over police excessive-force documents that are subject of a lawsuit. Senior U.S. District Court Judge John Kane, who asked for the documents in July, was unmoved by statements from city officials claiming that most of the documents had to be pulled and copied by hand. The city attorney’s office said in a court filing last month that sorting through the reports would cost the city $85,000.
SPEAKING OF DENVER’S CITY ATTORNEY, check out Law Week’s interview with Doug Friednash in the print edition of next week’s Public Sector Law issue.
MINNESOTA AG DUMPS DORSEY & WHITNEY, its long-time bond counsel, due in part to the firm’s refusal to reduce hourly rates. Dorsey’s tentative replacement: Kutak Rock.
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION: Colorado has three towns with median home values of $1 million.
GRAB THE POPCORN: Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center and Colorado CASA will screen From Place to Place, a documentary about foster children in the U.S. It’s next Thursday.
COLORADO’S OWN KEN SALAZAR to receive 2011 Hispanic Congressional Caucus Institute award.
SKI & CLE at the National CLE Conference in Snowmass.
COMMUNITY LEGAL EVENTS CALENDAR is here.
THIS WEEK’S FEDERAL COURT CALENDARS available here.
HE SAID IT: “These are hours that cannot be devoted to other critical matters, including public safety issues, at a time when the city’s resources are limited.”–Denver City Attorney Doug Friednash, in response to a federal judge’s threat to fine the city $5,000 a day for not producing police excessive-force documents that are subject of a lawsuit..