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Legal Lasso: Employers Are Bracing For Suits By EEOC

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BRACING FOR SUIT: With just eight weeks left on the federal government’s 2012 fiscal calendar, employers are bracing for rapid-fire litigation from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. In fiscal year 2011, the agency filed 175 of its 261 merits lawsuits on behalf of claimants (or 67 percent) when it was in the closing weeks of the fiscal year. On September 30 alone — the very last day of the fiscal year — the EEOC issued discrimination complaints against 18 companies, including Safeway Inc. and The Finish Line Inc.

EXPLORING OPTIONS: Mother of one of the theater shooting victims, who yesterday hired an attorney.


A LOOK AT $15 MILLION VERDICT. A jury in Colorado Springs has returned a verdict of $15 million in a medical malpractice case filed against Memorial Health System and a local doctor.


GETTING A TALKING TO: A federal judge in Washington state has publicly disciplined two attorneys from a prominent plaintiffs firm for claiming unreasonable expenses while handling a securities class action.

REFUSING TO RECUSE: New York Supreme Court Judge David Schmidt from the case filed against Brooklyn Law School on behalf of five recent graduates. Schmidt graduated from that law school — located just spitting distance from the courthouse — 30 years ago.

LOOKING FOR A NEW FACE: Colorado Court of Appeals in wake of Judge Robert Russel’s resignation and announcement that he’ll return to the U.S. Attorney’s Office to head its appellate division.

HOW WILL YOU CELEBRATE? International India Pale Ale Day (yes, you read that right).

MOVING ON UP: ACC Colorado board member and Lockheed Martin’s General Counsel Shawn Cheadle was named to the national board for the Association of Corporate Counsel.

GROWING BY TWO: Wilkinson Barker Knauer.

GOOD FOR YOU: Brownstein’s Christine Samsel named to the board of the Colorado Women’s Bar Association.

GOOD FOR YOU: Snell & Wilmer’s Holly Shilliday joined on the board of directors for the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation.

GOOD NEWS FOR DAVITA, which increased its year-over-year net revenues in the second quarter of 2012 and also saw adjusted earnings rise, the Denver-based dialysis center operator reported Wednesday.

BAD NEWS FOR BUSINESS: The number of existing businesses renewing their registrations with the state suffered a large and unprecedented drop during the second quarter, even as the number of new registrations rose, according to a report Wednesday from the Colorado Secretary of State.


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