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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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Colorado gets $1.1m in Pfizer settlement

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Colorado will receive part of a $49.2 million judgment against Pfizer to resolve allegations that the drug company unlawfully promoted two of its medications. “The state will receive more than $1.125 million for future consumer protection efforts. “When it comes to something as important as people’s health, it is imperative that consumers receive accurate information,”… Continue Reading Colorado gets $1.1m in Pfizer settlement

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Colorado Springs Rep. Pete Lee will be the vice chairman of the House Judiciary Committee when the Colorado General Assembly reconvenes in January. Lee will serve as deputy to Rep. Daniel Kagan, a Democrat from Cherry Hills Village on the committee, which reviews proposed legislation regarding Colorado’s courts and judges, the state constitution and statures,… Continue Reading Lee to serve as vice chairman of House Judiciary Committee

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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… Continue Reading Local game inventor wins $1.6 million settlement

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AG announces settlement with GlaxoSmithKline

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  Colorado will be part of a 37-state, $90 million settlement with GlaxoSmithKline to resolve allegations that the drug manufacturer unlawfully promoted Avandia, a diabetes medication. Under the settlement, announced by Attorney General John Suthers, the state will receive $1.9 million in funds because the pharmaceutical company did not disclose all the medication’s negative side… Continue Reading AG announces settlement with GlaxoSmithKline

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The nominating commission for the Fourth Judicial District will select nominees for appointment by the governor to the office of county judge for El Paso County. The person selected by the governor will fill the position once held by Marla Prudek, who was appointed to the district court Nov. 9. The group will meet Nov.… Continue Reading Nominating commission seeking applicants for county judge

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Telephone scammers claim to be CSP troopers

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The Colorado State Patrol isn’t in the business of collecting debts – and they want people to know that. Apparently, there is a scam in the El Paso County area that involves a person impersonating a state patrol officer and demanding money from unsuspecting residents, and threatening them with lawsuits, criminal prosecution, arrests or incarceration.… Continue Reading Telephone scammers claim to be CSP troopers

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Ronald G. Crowder has resigned as district judge for the Fourth Judicial District, made up of Teller and El Paso counties. The nominating commission will meet Dec. 10 at the El Paso County Courthouse to select nominees for appointment by the governor. To be eligible for appointment to fill the vacancy, the applicant must be… Continue Reading Crowder resignation leaves room for new district court judge

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Colorado will receive $1.8 million as part of a settlement with Lender Processing Services for past document execution practices to mortgage loan servicers. Attorney General John Suthers said that certain residential mortgage loan servicers asked people employed by LPS subsidiaries to sign or assist with the execution of mortgage-related documents – lost instrument affidavits, deed… Continue Reading Colorado receives $1.8m in mortgage document settlement

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The state of Colorado will receive $221,430 as part of a settlement against Connecticut-based pharmaceutical manufacturer Boehringer Ingelheim Pharaceuticals Inc. for alleged kickbacks and off-labeling market campaigns, said Attorney General John Suthers. The state will return about $104,000 to the federal government for its share of the Medicaid money recovered in the settlement. Nationally, BIPI… Continue Reading Colorado’s Medicaid program reimbursed in legal settlement

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