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The El Paso and Teller County Self-Help Center gets a facelift

The El Paso and Teller County Self-Help Center gets a facelift

The El Paso and Teller County Self-Help Center will host a ribbon cutting at 7:15 a.m. Friday at the El Paso County Courthouse, 270 S. Tejon St. The Self Help Center is a legal services center open to the citizens of El Paso and Teller counties who want to research and file legal processes on… Continue Reading The El Paso and Teller County Self-Help Center gets a facelift

Nelson brings strong background to role

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Nelson brings strong background to role

Willliam D. Nelson already has his next career picked out. The partner at Lewis Roca Rothberger law firm’s Colorado Springs office said without hesitation, if he weren’t an attorney, he would open a landscaping and nursery business. “I wouldn’t have to wear a tie, and I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have to shave,” he said.… Continue Reading Nelson brings strong background to role

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Massey’s career has brought her to local pinnacle as city attorney

Living her dream Four nanoseconds into your visit with Wynetta Massey in her office, you can tell she’s laid back, a family woman and she knows how to laugh. On her bookshelves are the scripts of Monty Python, the British comedy troupe. You’ll also see her college degrees proudly displayed as well as many photos… Continue Reading Massey’s career has brought her to local pinnacle as city attorney

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Legal pot a windfall for screening companies

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Colorado recreational marijuana dispensaries aren’t the only businesses to benefit from Amendment 64. Local drug-testing centers also have seen more business since recreational pot’s retail debut at the beginning of the year. Lynette Crow-Iverson is CEO of Conspire in Colorado Springs, a local drug-screening company on Garden of the Gods Road that also specializes in… Continue Reading Legal pot a windfall for screening companies

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Heath receives sentence for identity theft, tax fraud

Randall Vannoy Heath, 52, of Colorado Springs was sentenced Feb. 18 to serve 84 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release. Heath was found guilty of aggravated identity theft and for filing a false claim with the Internal Revenue Service, according to a U.S. Department of Justice news release. Heath was… Continue Reading Heath receives sentence for identity theft, tax fraud

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Year in review: Legal matters

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September 3 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… Continue Reading Year in review: Legal matters

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Mining venture disintegrates into legal action

Since 2004, Shannon P. Murphy of Colorado Springs has sought to develop several gold mining claims on the slopes of Tenderfoot Hill near Cripple Creek. He has formed a number of companies to carry out mining operations, including Murphy Mining and Exploration (MME) and Murphy Mining International (MMI). Outside investors have put millions into the… Continue Reading Mining venture disintegrates into legal action

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Patriarch’s death leads to business dispute

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Patriarch’s death leads to business dispute

Ray Jafari believes Mohsen Bagherian owes him access to financial records in seven businesses owned by them both. Bagherian believes Jafari owes him $501,000 in repayment of several loans. The two business partners have taken each other to court, each alleging the other has harmed the businesses and each asking the court to decide who… Continue Reading Patriarch’s death leads to business dispute

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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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Religious liberty in the United States is under siege like never before, says one local attorney who specializes in religion and legal issues. Continue Reading Religious lawsuits fill court dockets

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