Online rants landing consumers in court

Online rants landing consumers in court

By Bryan Grossman bryan.grossman@csbj.com Everyone is a critic in today’s world. The Internet has provided the majority of the planet’s population with the opportunity to share opinions, valid or not, globally and instantly. Each day people add to the archive of electronic opinion, often as consumers. As a result, proprietors, customers and the law are […]

Brown: 25 years of catching bad guys

Brown: 25 years of catching bad guys

“Not one person has gotten away,” bondsman Bobby Brown says from his secured office,  once a home just south of downtown Colorado Springs. Brown sits behind a large desk; photos of family and friends (some recognizable to the general public, others only to those close to him) line the walls and nearly any other available […]

Local lawyer dispenses global wisdom

Local lawyer dispenses global wisdom

While growing up in Kentucky, John Buckley III set three goals for himself: attend the Air Force Academy, become a fighter pilot and get a law degree from Harvard. The Colorado Springs-based attorney is batting a perfect three-for-three. “Where I come from, you don’t get to do that,” the principal of Buckley Law said of […]

Program keeps kids out of courtroom

Program keeps kids out of courtroom

By Dave Smith editorial@csbj.com You don’t expect it, but circumstances can change and life can get out of hand. People may spiral swiftly downward until their issues require a visit to the county courthouse. It can be an imposing place for stouthearted adults and much more so for children. During court sessions, things are said, […]

NFIB, partners file in TABOR lawsuit

NFIB, partners file in TABOR lawsuit

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), Friday, Nov. 21, formally asked the U.S. Supreme Court to take up a Colorado case that has implications for taxpayers in all 50 states, according to a news release sent Monday by the NFIB. At stake in Kerr v. Hickenlooper, according to the amici curiae brief filed by […]

Conflict resolution conference Thursday

Conflict resolution conference Thursday

The ninth Annual Colorado Conflict Resolution Conference at Colorado Technical University will take place from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16 at 4435 N. Chestnut St. The conference is part of an international effort celebrating October as Conflict Resolution Month. The event, hosted by Phoenix Strategies, Inc., a Colorado provider of conflict resolution services and training, […]

Ex-staffer sues SunShare over salary

A former employee of local solar power development company SunShare recently filed a civil suit against the firm and its owner for allegedly failing to pay him $60,000, according to court documents. Nicholas Hellbusch, a certified public accountant who worked for SunShare shortly after owner David Amster-Olszewski founded the company in June 2011, claims in […]

Local defense contractor settles with feds for $2.08 million

Colorado Springs-based The Macalan Group, a security contractor, will pay the government $2.08 million and relinquish claims to an additional $744, 969 to settle allegations that the company submitted false claims in connection with a federal contract. Formerly known as NEK Advanced Securities Inc., the company had a contract with the Joint Improvised Explosive Device […]

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