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Legal Lasso: Subrogation, Sheriffs And ‘Scoop’

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DENVER YMCA honored Stefania C. Scott of Fairfield and Woods P.C. as its 2012 volunteer of the year.

FOLLOWING FATAL FIRE, INSURERS PURSUE SUBROGATION CLAIMS AGAINST CSU: Eight notice of intent to sue claims have been filed against the state of Colorado in the devastating Lower North Fork Fire, which killed three people, destroyed or damage 27 homes, and charred 6 square miles, 7News reports.

QUASHING 4/20: Police officers and sheriff’s deputies are posted at every entrance to the University of Colorado’s Boulder campus this morning as administrators enforce an unprecedented closure of a public university in their effort to snuff out the annual 4/20 smoke-out.

DISBARRED ATTORNEY ROYAL ‘SCOOP’ DANIEL on Thursday was sentenced to 12 years in state prison, the maximum for the charges he faced, and ordered to pay more than $460,000 in restitution at a sentencing hearing Thursday afternoon, the Summit Daily News reported. Judge Karen Romeo grew impatient with Daniel’s explanation of his behavior, saying that while he did seem to show some remorse, he was ultimately trying to justify his actions prior to his disappearance. “I have seen some hints of remorse,” Romeo said just before delivering the sentence. “But in my opinion they pale in comparison to the legal smokescreens and justifications. You were really making yourself out to be a martyr, and it was becoming offensive.”

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WHAT ELSE WOULD YOU EXPECT? A public servant injured on a work trip while having sex with an acquaintance in a motel room is entitled to compensation, an Australian judge has ruled.

NOW IN JAKARTA: Hogan Lovells.

PRIVILEGE AND PRESERVATION IN THE CORPORATE SETTING: Davis Graham & Stubbs partner Andrea Wang will be presenting a free CLE program with ethics credits anticipated for in-house lawyers on how to avoid communication pitfalls in the digital age. The program is co-sponsored with Law Week Colorado. 7:30 – 9:00 a.m., Thursday, April 26, Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP, 1550 17th Street, Suite 500 Denver, CO 80202

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