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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… Continue Reading Ex-staffer sues SunShare over salary

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… Continue Reading Local defense contractor settles with feds for $2.08 million

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Holiday party planning: Avoid the lawsuits

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… Continue Reading Holiday party planning: Avoid the lawsuits

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Court: Argent, Friese borrowed $12 million … then didn’t pay it back

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 than 60 people, their retirement… Continue Reading Court: Argent, Friese borrowed $12 million … then didn’t pay it back

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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,… Continue Reading Home not effectively green, lawsuit says

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State warns of telephone scams

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The Colorado Judicial Department has received reports of telephone scams involving fake debt-collection agencies who threaten people with arrest warrants operating in at least three judicial districts in the state. Consumers who receive calls regarding debt collection related to court cases always have the option of contacting the clerk’s office in the appropriate court to… Continue Reading State warns of telephone scams

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Raymond B. Jones ordered to pay $1.68 million

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Raymond B. Jones ordered to pay $1.68 million

The Denver District Court entered a default judgment against Raymond B. Jones and several magazine telemarketing companies that he operated – Publications@Mile High, Subscription Solutions, C & R Marketing and Associates and Magazine Man, according to news from Attorney General John Suthers. “After many hours working to expose and prosecute this case, we are pleased… Continue Reading Raymond B. Jones ordered to pay $1.68 million

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Rothgerber Johnson merges with Phoenix firm

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Rothgerber Johnson merges with Phoenix firm

Rothgerber Johnson and Lyons will merge with Lewis and Roca LLP, a law firm headquartered in Phoenix. The merger will created one of the largest law firms in the Western United States and will have 250 lawyers. Its new name will be Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP and will have offices in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada,… Continue Reading Rothgerber Johnson merges with Phoenix firm

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Robert Allen Zickefoose, 48, of Colorado Springs was indicted by a statewide grand jury on seven counts of securities fraud and theft, Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced Monday. Zickefoose owns Zickefoose Reserves LLC, based in Colorado Springs. The indictment alleges that he offered unregistered oil and gas investments that were discovered by the Colorado… Continue Reading Colorado Springs man accused of securities fraud, theft

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Colorado joins multi-state lawsuit against S&P

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Colorado has joined the federal government and other states in suing Standard and Poor’s in connection to the ratings that the agency issued on structured financial securities, including residential mortgage-backed securities that were issued from 2004 to 2007. The lawsuit is part of a joint federal-state effort to hold those responsible for their part in… Continue Reading Colorado joins multi-state lawsuit against S&P

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