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THAT’S AN EYE-POPPING BILLABLE: Court filings in bankruptcy cases provide a rare glimpse at how much top lawyers charge for their services—prices that regularly exceed $1,000 an hour, to the dismay of some at the Justice Department who want firms that work on big bankruptcy cases to provide more detailed rate disclosures. But $1,000 an hour is chump change compared to what former Solicitor General Theodore Olson bills per hour: an eye-popping $1,800, according to court filings in the bankruptcy case of LightSquared Inc., the wireless-networking venture that filed for Chapter 11 protection last month.
LOOKING TO THE BALLOT: Supporters of an effort to ban fracking in Longmont have been given approval to begin collecting signatures in the hopes of getting their proposal on the November ballot, the Longmont Times-Call reports.
GETTING THE GREEN LIGHT: The European Union’s antitrust commission has signed off on Molson Coors Brewing Co.’s proposed $3.5 billion purchase of European brewer StarBev, Denver-based Molson Coors said Wednesday.
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VA LEASES SPRINGS BUILDING, but opening is two years away.
ADMITS HE WAS A SEX ADDICT: Former Treasurer candidate Ali Hassan.
SIGNED: Personnel system reform bill.
SILLY SEASON: Pueblo DA investigating Lamborn ad complaint.
FIGHTING WORDS? The government needs to work towards making the rest of the state more like Aspen, Gov. John Hickenlooper said on Tuesday at the Aspen Institute.
UPGRADING ITS TOILETS: Boulder County yoga festival, which last year had a potty-peeper incident.
TODAY’S ANNOUNCEMENTS from the Colorado Court of Appeals
COLORADO COURT OF APPEALS’ oral argument schedule.
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