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Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Leaves Legal Questions

By Hannah Garcia LAW WEEK COLORADO With the nation’s highest court finding constitutional protections for same-sex marriage, what looks like a civil rights victory for some looks like government overreach to others. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled June 26 in a 5-4 decision that same-sex couples have a “fundamental right to marry” under the 14th […]

‘Monumental’ Overtime Rule Revealed

By Doug Chartier LAW WEEK COLORADO During the 15 months since President Barack Obama announced his executive order to update the criteria for overtime-eligible workers, employers were left wondering just how many workers they’ll need to reclassify for non-exemption, come 2016. On Monday, the president unveiled a proposed rule that would not only more than […]

Legal Lasso: American Woman Edition

Editor’s Note: Stay on top of this news story and others by liking Law Week Colorado on Facebook! COMPILED BY LAW WEEK COLORADO’S NEWS STAFF The USA Women’s World Cup team ended a patriotic Independence Day weekend by steamrolling the Japan team 5-2. IN LOCAL NEWS: BALLOT MEASURE COULD RECLASSIFY SAME-SEX MARRIAGES AS CIVIL UNIONS […]

Outside the Law: Street Legal

By Tony Flesor LAW WEEK COLORADO Austin Smith has a lofty goal: He’s pushing his 2012 Ford Mustang GT to 1,000 horsepower. The employment attorney can usually be found under the hood or behind the wheel of his car when he’s not at work as Ogletree Deakins’ Denver office managing partner. The car, which he’s […]

Legal Lasso: Happy 4th Edition

Editor’s Note: Stay on top of this news story and others by liking Law Week Colorado on Facebook! COMPILED BY LAW WEEK COLORADO’S NEWS STAFF We’ll be starting our Independence Day celebrations early, so Legal Lasso won’t be in your inbox again until Monday. Happy 4th! IN LOCAL NEWS: AFTER THREE YEARS, POLICE HAVE A […]

Tax Attorney Joins Fox Rothschild as Partner

July 1, 2015

LAW WEEK COLORADO Fox Rothschild announced Thursday that Jennifer Benda joined the firm’s Denver office as a partner in the taxation and wealth planning department. A former certified public accountant, Benda handles tax controversy, income tax planning and compliance matters. She works with Internal Revenue Service personnel and state departments of revenue to help address […]

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Applicants Wanted For Appeals Court Vacancy

July 1, 2015

LAW WEEK COLORADO The Supreme Court Nominating Commission is soliciting attorney applicants for a Colorado Court of Appeals judgeship created by the appointment of Judge Richard Gabriel to the Colorado Supreme Court, effective Sept. 1, 2015. The commission will meet Sept. 1–2 to interview applicants and select nominees for appointment by the governor. To be eligible for appointment […]

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ADA Lawsuit Comes to Amiable End

July 1, 2015

By Hannah Garcia LAW WEEK COLORADO Lawsuits never appear in fairy tales, but one complaint targeting the disability accommodation policies of a local hospital had its own sort of happy ending. Rose Medical Center, located at 9th Avenue and Clermont Street in east Denver, reached a settlement agreement with plaintiffs Ronald Zapko, John Towery and […]

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Ballard Spahr Announces New Partners

July 1, 2015

Ballard Spahr announced the election of nine attorneys to firm partners across seven of its 14 national offices, including David Stauss in Denver, effective July 1.

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Legal Lasso: U-S-A! U-S-A! Edition

July 1, 2015

Editor’s Note: Stay on top of this news story and others by liking Law Week Colorado on Facebook! COMPILED BY LAW WEEK COLORADO’S NEWS STAFF IN LOCAL NEWS: RAND PAUL CAME TO COLORADO FOR THE POT VOTE JEFFERSON COUNTY DA WILL TAKE POLICE SHOOTING CASE TO A GRAND JURY LOCAL PROPANE COMPANY SUED OVER TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT […]

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Nominees Selected For 20th District Judgeship

June 30, 2015

LAW WEEK COLORADO The 20th Judicial District Nominating Commission has nominated three candidates for a district court judgeship created by the retirement of Judge D.D. Mallard, effective Aug. 1. The nominees, Elizabeth Brodsky of Nederland, Robert Gunning of Louisville, and Norma Sierra of Boulder, were selected June 29. Under the Colorado Constitution, the governor has 15 […]

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Independent Contractor Classification: High Risk, Low Clarity

June 30, 2015

By Doug Chartier LAW WEEK COLORADO With high-profile cases and multimillion-dollar payouts stemming from misclassification claims, it’s been especially important for employers to make sure they aren’t labeling employees as independent contractors. It’s a murky issue with additional federal guidance coming, but whether that guidance will help simplify worker classification for labor attorneys and their […]

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Big Picture Wins out in King v. Burwell

June 30, 2015

By Doug Chartier LAW WEEK COLORADO Within the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in King v. Burwell, the broad context of a 900-page law was allowed to clarify the ambiguity of a single phrase within it. The court ruled 6-3 on Thursday that the Affordable Care Act, in helping lower-income citizens afford health insurance, may provide […]

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