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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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Four indicted for counterfeit, eBay scam

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Four people were indicted in Denver this week for computer crime, filing false tax returns and trademark counterfeiting, said Colorado Attorney General John Suthers. The four are accused of selling counterfeit cycling jerseys and bicycle components on the Internet. Counterfeit items seized from apartments have an estimated suggested retail value of $285,306, according to a… Continue Reading Four indicted for counterfeit, eBay scam

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Judge Doug Anderson, president of the Pikes Peak Pro Bono Project, said he’s been getting calls for the last few years from people in various stages of foreclosure who need help, but he hasn’t been able to find qualified attorneys to take the cases. The reason is that most general practice attorneys in this area don’t have… Continue Reading Foreclosure boot camp preps local lawyers to take on difficult cases

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When police knocked on Josh Brewer’s door to check for marijuana, even one of the nation’s most liberal medical marijuana laws was put to the test. Officers were fine with the two pounds 10 ounces he and a cousin had grown, harvested, and processed. That was under the pound and a half each allowed by… Continue Reading New debate: When is medical marijuana “usable?”

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Law school holding summit on marijuana laws

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The University of Denver Sturm College of Law is holding a summit on federal and state marijuana laws. Those attending the gathering on Friday include marijuana providers, attorneys and experts. Colorado’s booming medical marijuana industry is regulated like no other. Public officials say they are tracking, measuring and taxing pot from seed to sale after… Continue Reading Law school holding summit on marijuana laws

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Lawyer welcomes bill to clean up foreclosures

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A Denver lawmaker plans to sponsor a bill this year that aims to require lenders to prove they are the holders of evidence of debt before they foreclose. Rep. Beth McCann, D-Denver, is sponsoring the bill in hopes of making the foreclosure process cleaner and fairer for homeowners. Colorado Springs real estate attorney Stephen Brunette… Continue Reading Lawyer welcomes bill to clean up foreclosures

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Westminster firm accused of fraudulent practices

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Attorney General John Suthers filed an administrative action against Westminster-based Prestige Financial Solutions. It alleges the firm and its principal, Amy Thompson of Westminster, engaged in fraudulent debt management practices. Prosecutors say the company did not comply with a series of disclosure requirements included in the Colorado Uniform Debt Management Services Act, including informing consumers… Continue Reading Westminster firm accused of fraudulent practices

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Attorneys offer pro-bono clinic for vets

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Volunteer attorneys from the Pikes Peak Pro Bono Project will offer a legal clinic for veterans who are representing themselves in court. There is no obligation to the people seeking information, and they may remain anonymous. Attorneys always are anonymous to avoid the appearance of solicitation. Individuals can receive legal assistance in domestic, bankruptcy, eviction,… Continue Reading Attorneys offer pro-bono clinic for vets

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Lawyers took drastic measures to keep profit up during the recent recession, including cutting staff, reducing overhead, using contract lawyers and even outsourcing work. But, it appears to have paid off. Gross revenue in most firms grew last year, according to the Altman Weil’s annual Law Firms in Transition survey. Josh McDowell, a senior partner… Continue Reading Law firms seeing business pick up as recession tapers

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The $38 billion in federal budget cuts announced by Congress this month will affect a number of Colorado programs, including Colorado Legal Services. The statewide legal service will lose $170,000 of federal aid, and other cuts will probably total more than $500,000, Colorado Legal Services Executive Director Jonathan Asher said. The nonprofit offers free legal… Continue Reading Federal cuts have legal aid cutting service to the bone

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