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Colorado Supreme Court Adopts Pot Ethics Rule

LAW WEEK COLORADO The Colorado Supreme Court announced today that it has cleared the path for Colorado lawyers to work with marijuana businesses. The Supreme Court adopted a comment to Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct 1.2. According to the comment, a lawyer may counsel a client regarding the validity scope and meaning of Colorado’s pot […]

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Labor Elections May Change

By David Forster, LAW WEEK COLORADO A proposal intended to speed up union elections was motivated by complaints that companies use procedural tactics to create delays and buy themselves more time to persuade employees to vote against organizing. When it proposed what critics call its “quickie elections” rule earlier the month, the National Labor Relations Board […]

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Better Litigation By Project Management

By David Fine, MCKENNA LONG & ALDRIDGE As in-house counsel well know, complex commercial litigation is inherently unpredictable and has the potential to be quite expensive. However, even in light of these realities, outside counsel can work with in-house counsel from the outset of a matter to rationalize the process. Collaborative project management will make the […]

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Employers Beware: Neutral Risks

By David Forster, LAW WEEK COLORADO Just because an employee can’t explain how she got injured at work doesn’t necessarily mean she’s barred from filing a workers’ compensation claim, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled last week. A local attorney who represents injured workers said the opinion recognizes a basic fact of life: Accidents happen, and sometimes […]

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Employers Need Pot Policies

By Tony Flesor, LAW WEEK COLORADO Now that Amendment 64 has officially gone into effect and the proverbial smoke has cleared, employers should take the time to make sure they have effective policies in place and that employees are educated on both laws and workplace rules about marijuana use. At a recent employment law seminar hosted […]

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Rule Expands Pool Of Investors

By David Forster, LAW WEEK COLORADO Under a new rule, a brewery looking to raise money could include a pitch to investors on the back of a bottle of beer. That’s one way to reach people who like your product. To read this full story and other complete articles featured in the January 20, 2014 print […]

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A Roadmap For Joint Ventures?

By David Forster, LAW WEEK COLORADO In a recent ruling, a Denver judge rejected the state’s arguments that an oil and gas prospector is skirting fund-raising rules and preying on unsophisticated investors, including elderly retirees. The decision, in a case that has drawn national attention, could provide a roadmap for how to run joint venture partnerships […]

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Panel Offers Tips For Fighting Trolls

By David Forster, LAW WEEK COLORADO The true patent trolls don’t have much to lose in filing infringement suits. And they’re filing a lot more of them. The number of patent infringement suits nearly doubled from 2008 to 2012, from 2,799 to 5,437, and most of the increase is attributed to trolls, otherwise known as nonperforming […]

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