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Patriarch’s death leads to business dispute

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

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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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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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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About 13 military veterans and active-duty personnel will graduate from the Fourth Judicial District’s Veteran Trauma Court Thursday. The intensive monitoring and treatment program has 82 participants, a grant-funded court modeled after problem-solving courts such as drug and mental health courts. It offers eligible offenders an alternative to incarceration through treatment and counseling. More than… Continue Reading Veterans’ Court graduates 13 vets from treatment program

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Two judges for the Fourth Judicial District have announced their retirement, and the local nominating commission will meet next month to select nominees for the governor’s consideration. J. Patrick Kelly will retire Oct. 31, and Timothy Simmons will retire Dec. 31. To be eligible for appointment to fill either vacancy, applicants must be a qualified… Continue Reading Fourth Judicial District seeking two judge replacements

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Judge choices down to three

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The Fourth Judicial District has named three finalists to fill the judge position vacated by James Patterson, who is retiring June 30. The three nominees are Robin Lynn Chittum, Michael Flynn Feeney and Marla Prudek. Under the Colorado Constitution, the governor has 15 days from Tuesday, June 23 to appoint one of the nominees as… Continue Reading Judge choices down to three

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