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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.

TAKING A STANCE: A TV network affiliate owner has jumped into the squabble over Dish Network’s ad-skipping DVR by blocking its stations — including two in Grand Junction — from Dish viewers.

N.Y. JUDGE MAY PRESS CRIMINAL CHARGES against the cop who hit him in the throat.

INTERESTING LIST: The eight characteristics of successful general counsels and chief legal officers.

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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ONE MORE DAY to tell us about your Compleat Lawyers.

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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.

SIGNED: Tougher penalties for hit-and-run drivers.

SIGNED: Enterprise zone study 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.

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