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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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  Programs benefiting from the fundraising money:   • Alpine Legal Services (serving Pitkin, Garfield and Eagle counties) • Boulder County Legal Services (serving Boulder County) • Larimer County Bar Association Pro Bono Program (serving Larimer County) • Mesa County Bar Association Pro Bono Project (serving Mesa County) • Metro Volunteer Lawyers (serving Adams, Arapahoe,… Continue Reading CBA raises money to retain state pro bono programs

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The Fourth Judicial District is launching a survey program to check on the customer service efforts of the Colorado Judicial Branch. Court employees will ask people leaving the El Paso County  Judicial Building at 270 S. Tejon to fill out a brief, anonymous survey asking about their experience as jurors, parties to a case or… Continue Reading Judicial branch surveying users about customer service issues

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El Paso County courthouse changes its phone numbers

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The Fourth Judicial District is changing its phone numbers starting just after midnight Sept. 14. “The phone numbers are being changed out of a need to upgrade the entire phone system,” said Fourth Judicial District Chief Judge Gilbert Martinez. “The system currently used in the courthouse has reached the end of its life cycle as… Continue Reading El Paso County courthouse changes its phone numbers

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Colorado Attorney General John Suthers, along with 54 other attorneys general of 54 states, districts and U.S. territories, said the group reached an agreement in an antitrust suit with three of the largest book publishers in the United States. Hachette Book Group Inc., HarperCollins Publishers LLC and Simon & Schuster Inc. have agreed to pay… Continue Reading Col. AG, 54 others settle with ebook publishers

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A Denver medical marijuana dispensary has been indicted for illegally selling its product out the back door. The Colorado attorney general’s office obtained indictments this week against The Silver Lizard LLC and members of a multi-state drug ring. According to the 59-count indictment alleging violations of the Colorado Organized Crime Control Act, the indicted individuals… Continue Reading AG nabs Denver dispensary for illegal marijuana sales

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Colorado will receive a total of $3.5 million in a settlement with the McKesson Corp., the largest pharmaceutical distributor in North America, for allegations that the company violated both the Federal False Claims Act and Colorado’s own false claim act. The drug company, which distributes one-third of the medicines used every day, was accused of… Continue Reading Colorado getting $3.5 million in drug settlement

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The Colorado Securities Commission has reached a settlement with a Colorado Springs company for allegedly using unlicensed sales agents, said Commissioner Fred Joseph.   Brian Sullivan, Daniel Sheriff and Fairfield Energy agreed to a permanent injunction that does not allow them to further violate the registration, licensing and anti-fraud provisions of the Colorado Securities Act.… Continue Reading Securities Commission reaches settlement with Springs company

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