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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… Continue Reading Local lawyer dispenses global wisdom

Program keeps kids out of courtroom

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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,… Continue Reading Program keeps kids out of courtroom

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NFIB, partners file in TABOR lawsuit

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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… Continue Reading NFIB, partners file in TABOR lawsuit

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Conflict resolution conference Thursday

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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,… Continue Reading Conflict resolution conference Thursday

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Ex-staffer sues SunShare over salary

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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

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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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