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In a patent-stealing case that pitted a small toy company against one of the country's toy making giants, the little guy won. A Louisiana federal jury has awarded nearly $1.6 million in damages to a game company, owned by UCCS professor Michael Larson, that accused MGA Entertainment of copying its...
Former Colorado Springs banker and resident Chad Friese and his firm, The Argent Company, borrowed nearly $12 million from dozens of individuals and their retirement accounts, but did not pay it back, according to court documents. A civil lawsuit filed in June 2011 in El Paso District Court by more...
Ray Jafari believes Mohsen Bagherian owes him access to financial records in seven businesses owned by them both. Bagherian believes Jafari owes him $501,000 in repayment of several loans. The two business partners have taken each other to court, each alleging the other has harmed the businesses and each asking the...
Last year, high-intensity fitness company CrossFit Inc. sued the Colorado Springs-based National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) for false advertising and unfair competition regarding an article printed in NSCA’s Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. Among many positive comments about CrossFit training, the article included what CrossFit claims is a...
It’s the scenario no boss wants to deal with: A manager at the annual office holiday party has a little too much to drink. He hits on every woman in the room — and even grabs a client invited to the party and kisses her. In the cold light of...
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...
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...
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...
Willliam D. Nelson already has his next career picked out. The partner at Lewis Roca Rothberger law firm’s Colorado Springs office said without hesitation, if he weren’t an attorney, he would open a landscaping and nursery business. “I wouldn’t have to wear a tie, and I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have...
The El Paso and Teller County Self-Help Center will host a ribbon cutting at 7:15 a.m. Friday at the El Paso County Courthouse, 270 S. Tejon St. The Self Help Center is a legal services center open to the citizens of El Paso and Teller counties who want to research...
Randall Vannoy Heath, 52, of Colorado Springs was sentenced Feb. 18 to serve 84 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release. Heath was found guilty of aggravated identity theft and for filing a false claim with the Internal Revenue Service, according to a U.S. Department of...
Living her dream Four nanoseconds into your visit with Wynetta Massey in her office, you can tell she’s laid back, a family woman and she knows how to laugh. On her bookshelves are the scripts of Monty Python, the British comedy troupe. You’ll also see her college degrees proudly displayed as...