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A HEADACHE ONLY A LAW FIRM COULD LOVE? Now that voters have weighed in on leasing Memorial Health System, the city faces a headache of legal proportions. At issue is how much the city will owe PERA if it pulls Memorial’s 4,136 employees out of the public retirement plan and puts them in the employ of Memorial’s lessee, University of Colorado Health.
AMIDST PILE OF MOTIONS, Dewey bankruptcy advisers push for court approval of partner settlement. In a slew of motions filed late Wednesday, the advisers steering Dewey & LeBoeuf through bankruptcy launched an aggressive campaign to keep control of the case and to win court approval of a proposed settlement with former partners designed to repay the defunct law firm’s creditors a sizable chunk of the hundreds of millions of dollars they are owed.
OLD GRIPES NO LONGER: They’ve endured a recession, layoffs, deferments, secondments, salary freezes and even the loss of their spring bonuses. And yet, midlevel associates at the country’s biggest law firms are happier with their jobs than they’ve been in years, according to an annual associates survey.
IN-HOUSE FORMULA DOESN’T ALWAYS = WORK/LIFE BALANCE FOR WOMEN, says this Law.com article.
GOING TO STAND TRIAL: Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Two Phoenix alternative newspaper executives have won a crucial appeal in their lawsuit claiming that Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joseph Arpaio unlawfully arrested them in retaliation for articles criticizing his activities.
GOING TO COURT: A group called the Play Fair at Farmers Field Coalition is suing over special legislation that protects a proposed football stadium Colorado billionaire Philip Anschutz wants to build in downtown Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
ADDING THREE: Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center.
REACHING AGREEMENT: The city of Erie with Anadarko, Encana.
FIGHTING TO GET ON THE BALLOT: Backers of the proposed personhood amendment, which failed to get the requisite number of signatures to make it to the November vote.
STILL WORKING IT OUT: Denver’s City Council on whether to settle a lawsuit with a swinger’s club.
WE LOVE SMALL BUSINESS, like this Wheat Ridge meat market that is celebrating 50 years of business.
WE ALSO LOVE HEARING that Children’s Hospital will soon receive $1.1 million from WalMart.
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