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Legal Lasso: Weird And Wacky News Edition

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MOVING TO A VOTE: Proponents of a ballot initiative to ban fracking in the city of Longmont have gathered enough signatures to put the measure before voters this fall, the Longmont Times-Call has reported. The initiative will keep Longmont at the epicenter of the recent tensions between state and local officials over oil and gas drilling.

OIL AND GAS REGULATION IN LONGMONT on a faster track, says this Denver Post article.

NEW ROLE FOR FAMILIAR FACE AT CU: The attorney currently serving as the University of Colorado’s counsel for technology transfer and research compliance on Tuesday was named CU Chancellor Philip DiStefano’s next chief of staff. Catherine Shea will report directly to the chancellor and serve as a point of contact in coordinating with the cabinet and executive committee  and campus faculty. She takes over on Aug. 20.

RESIGNING AFTER JUST ONE YEAR: Dean of Saint Louis University School of Law.

INTERESTING DECISION FROM THE 10TH CIRCUIT.

GOOD FOR YOU: Davis Graham & Stubbs attorneys named to ABA’s committee on environment, energy and natural resources.

NINTH CIRCUIT: A federal appeals court has ruled that a whistleblower can pursue allegations under the U.S. False Claims Act that his former employer, Lockheed Martin Corp., underbid on a $900 million contract.

IN CASE YOU MISSED THIS ONE, it’s a doozy.

HERE’S ANOTHER INTERESTING READ: Australian court rules for prostitute who was turned away by motel.

LOOKING FOR THEIR OWN TRUSTEE, a group of retired Dewey partners.

BAD NEWS FOR RENTERS.

BUT GOOD NEWS FOR HOMEOWNERS.

SOON TO BE IN YOUR NEAREST TARGET.

TODAY’S 10TH CIRCUIT DECISIONS

TODAY’S ANNOUNCEMENTS from the Colorado Court of Appeals

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SAVE THE DATE: Circuit Media’s party to celebrate Colorado’s newly elected legislature will be held at the History Colorado Center on Wednesday, Nov. 28. Sponsorship details for Capitol Rock are available by emailing us at info@circuitmedia.com.

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