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Legal Lasso: Small Earthquake Edition

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3.3 EARTHQUAKE SHAKES SOME COLORADO RESIDENTS.

NEW FACE AT IAALS: Karen Mathis, a former president of the American Bar Association, is the new associate executive director at IAALS, the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System.

JUDGE SKEPTICAL OF FRAUD CLAIM BY STUDENTS: The fraud class action brought by graduates of Brooklyn Law School against their alma mater appears to be turning into an uphill battle. Attorneys for both sides spent three hours before Kings County, N.Y., Supreme Court Justice David Schmidt on August 21 debating the law school’s motion to dismiss. Schmidt asked pointed questions both of plaintiffs attorney Frank Raimond and defense attorney Russell Jackson regarding allegations that the school misrepresented graduate employment and salary data to lure students.

SETTLING UP: The U.S. Attorney General’s office has reached a $300,000 settlement with the Royal Gorge Railroad to pay for costs the feds incurred suppressing the 2010 Parkdale Canyon Fire.

ALSO SETTLING UP: The Securities & Exchange Commission in its insider trading case against Array BioPharma.

OKAYING BAN ON OUTDOOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA ADS: Denver City Council.

SAYING HE’LL CANCEL CLASS IF HE KNOWS GUNS ARE PRESENT: CU’s faculty chairman.

A HIP, HOP — AND A HURT SHIN. (In Aspen’s court)

ADDING TO ITS TAX GROUP: Baker Hostetler.

GROWING ITS IP PRACTICE: Holland & Hart.

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BAKKEN BOOM CREATING CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS?

IN ACQUISITION NEWS: Pure Energy, a company with U.S. headquarters in Douglas County, was acquired by FMC Technologies.

WHAT’S NOT TO LOVE ABOUT THIS STORY: Baseball and a 50-year friendship.

TODAY’S 10TH CIRCUIT DECISIONS

COLORADO SUPREME COURT ARGUMENT SCHEDULE

COLORADO COURT OF APPEALS’ oral argument schedule.

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