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Published State Court Opinions

Compiled by Tony Flesor and Doug Chartier, LAW WEEK COLORADO Editor’s note: Summaries are pulled directly from court opinions and are edited for space. Colorado State Court of Appeals April 9 opinions: People v. Carter Javad Marshall-Fields was set to testify against Robert Ray over a shooting that occurred. Ray instructed Parish Ramon Carter to approach Marshall-Fields […]

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EEOC Reaches $14.5 Million Settlement With Drilling Company

LAW WEEK COLORADO The Equal Employment Opportunity Commision announced today that it and Patterson-UTI Drilling Company, a Snyder, Texas-based multistate oil drilling company, have reached a settlement that has Patterson-UTI paying $14.5 million and furnishing other relief and to resolve several cases through separate conciliation agreements. The EEOC charged the company with race and national origin discrimination, harassment […]

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The Great Cake Debate

By Hannah Garcia, LAW WEEK COLORADO Whether or not a local bakery discriminated against a Castle Rock man who requested Bible-shaped cakes with anti-gay messages literally comes down to the icing on the cake. The Colorado Civil Rights Division ruled March 24 that Azucar Bakery in Denver did not discriminate against William Jack when it denied […]

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Restorative Justice: ADR In Criminal Justice

By Hannah Garcia, LAW WEEK COLORADO With an ongoing nationwide discussion about the growing torrent of inmates in overcrowded prisons, Colorado is expanding a program meant to keep juveniles out. Gov. John Hickenlooper signed House Bill 1094 on March 20 after the legislation passed both chambers unanimously, sponsored by Rep. Pete Lee and Sens. John Cooke […]

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Denver Joins As Amicus In 5th Circuit Immigration Case

Denver is one of 73 cities and counties jointly filing an amicus brief in Texas v. United States, a legal challenge in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals involving President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration policies.

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Justice Reform Goes To National Level

By Tony Flesor, LAW WEEK COLORADO The Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System and The American College of Trial Lawyers Taskforce on Discovery and Civil Justice will publish a report tomorrow that gives clear direction for a change to the federal rules of civil procedure. But unlike a similar report published in 2009 […]

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Historic Verdict Delivered In Children’s Hospital Case

By Doug Chartier, LAW WEEK COLORADO Establishing causation in a medical malpractice case is seldom a simple task. Nor was it simple in obtaining the largest medical malpractice verdict ever awarded in the state of Colorado. On March 27, an Arapahoe County jury found the Children’s Hospital of Colorado negligent in its treatment of newborn Naomi […]

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Judgeship Vacancy Opens In 18th Judicial District

With the retirement of Judge J. Mark Hannen, a district judgeship opens up in the 18th Judicial District, effective July 1.

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