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IN THE MIDST OF MERGER TALKS, Holme Roberts & Owen’s former chief operating officer Patty Fontneau was given the thumbs-up by the Colorado Health Benefits Exchange to head the state’s up-coming Internet health insurance marketplace for small businesses, reports the Denver Business Journal. Fontneau, who left left HRO in June, has more than 25 years of private sector management experience. Prior to joining HRO in 2008, Fontneau was chief administrative officer of IMA Financial Group, and was also the long-time vice president and general manager of TIAA-CREF. Fontneau’s recommendation will head to the 10-member Legislative Health Benefit Exchange Implementation Review Committee, which is expected to meet next month.

NEW NONPROFIT HELPS SENIORS with wills and estate planning.

TODAY’S 10TH CIRCUIT DECISIONS

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ANOTHER LAWSUIT AGAINST CANTALOUPE GROWER Jensen Farms, from a woman in New Mexico who claims to be a victim of the listeria outbreak.

DEFENSE ATTORNEY A NO-SHOW in Longmont drug ring case. Boulder prosecutors tried contacting attorney Amber St. Clair, but couldn’t find a good phone number or web address for her firm.

HIGH COURT REJECTS special prosecutor request in Limon woman’s case.

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MOREAU MURDER TRIAL BEGINS NEXT WEEK in Vail. Defense attorneys for Richard “Rossi Moreau are state public defenders Dana Christiansen and Reed Owens.

SEC POLICY CHALLENGED in judge’s rejection of $285 Million Citigroup deal.

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