The recent wildfires in the state have sparked a number of scams, according to Colorado Attorney General John Suthers. The scams range from fake charity collections to home repair and construction fraud. Consumers may also have problems with their insurance companies or mortgage lenders. Any problems should be reported to the AG’s consumer complaint line […]
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Denver law firm Holme Roberts & Owens could soon be acquired by Bryan Cave, according to the ABA Journal. Holme Roberts & Owen is headquartered in Denver, but has offices in Boulder, Colorado Springs, Dublin, London, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City and San Francisco. The firm employs 175 attorneys, with 15 in its Springs office. […]
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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 patented laser beam strategy board […]
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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 the morning after, bosses are […]
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Colorado Springs businesswoman Lisabeth Melahn will serve 366 days in federal prison for willfully filing a false income tax return, according to a news release sent by U.S. Attorney John Walsh and IRS Criminal Investigation Special Agent in Charge Stephen Boyd.  Melahn, 54, was sentenced March 22 in Denver. She appeared at the hearing free […]
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A jury found developer Ray Marshall not guilty on 17 counts of securities fraud, theft and conspiracy Monday afternoon.
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“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 […]
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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 […]
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The owner of a Gold Hill Mesa home filed suit this month against the builder, saying the home is not as energy-efficient as the builder purported. Further, the builder knew the home wasn’t as energy-efficient during the sales process, said homeowners Hannah Polmer and William Robert Rudge in their lawsuit against Hi-Point Home Builders LLC, […]
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When it comes to chatting in the break room, two Colorado-based employment lawyers advise employees to leave politics out of the conversation. “I would say more often than not I would recommend that employers try to avoid having their employees talk about politics at work,” said Evan Withrow, an attorney with the Employers Council in […]
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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, […]
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Colorado is part of a $34.5 million multi-state settlement with GE Funding Capital Market Services, according to the state’s attorney general’s office. The settlement involved allegations that the company engaged in anticompetitive conduct in the municipal bond derivatives industry, said Attorney General John Suthers. The settlement is a component of a $70 million coordinated state […]
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