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Lease issues key for small-business owners

dFor most small-business owners, the most complex and expensive legal arrangement they enter into is the lease for their business premises. The purpose here is to highlight some of the standard provisions of a typical business lease. One of the most common initial misperceptions is that the liability under the lease is on a month-to-month… Continue Reading Lease issues key for small-business owners

New law firm marries different missions

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New law firm marries different missions

Aspire IP http://aspireip.com/ 24 S. Weber St., Suite 300, 344-9907 Attorneys: 4 Practice areas: copyright, cyber risk services, cyberspace and cyber law, licensing, litigation, opinions and counseling, patent services and patent transactions, trade secrets and trademarks Four local lawyers with experience in government cyber security, patent law and intellectual property protections have joined to create… Continue Reading New law firm marries different missions

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Immigration debate heading toward Springs

Administrators at The Vanguard School, a charter high school in District 12, had no idea what they were getting into when they decided to hire a German citizen to teach their German and Spanish foreign language classes as well as English classes. “He can teach all three classes,” said Diane Borre, the school’s business manager.… Continue Reading Immigration debate heading toward Springs

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The Colorado Medical Society filed a lawsuit Monday to halt a rule that would allow chiropractors to administer drugs. The rule was created by the Chiropractic Board of Examiners and would authorize practitioners to administer drugs topically, orally, by inhalation and injection, after completing 24 hours of study and a certification exam. The board certifies… Continue Reading Lawsuit seeks to block chiropractors from administering drugs

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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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For years universities had a love affair with the federal government when it came to research money. But times have changed. The government has tightened its research spending, and universities are feeling the cold shoulder. Now universities, including the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, are courting new partners — private industry. But industry hasn’t… Continue Reading Research partners: UCCS creating legal terms to court private industry

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Colo. Springs attorneys taking on space cases

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Astronauts aren’t the only ones exploring the final frontier — attorneys are venturing into the unknown, too, with tasks such as establishing legal responsibility for space junk and protecting space craft patents. The practice of space law is growing in Colorado Springs thanks to the prominence of the Air Force, the Department of Defense and… Continue Reading Colo. Springs attorneys taking on space cases

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In Colorado Springs, about 100 attorneys are working on a project that aims to provide legal access to people who in their wildest dreams could never afford to hire an attorney. Under the umbrella of the El Paso County Bar Association, a new nonprofit organization has formed, the Pikes Peak Pro Bono Project. And, “the… Continue Reading Attorneys’ program allows poor to approach the bench

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Labor law: Beware bullying in the workplace

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If employers have not heard the term “status blind harassment” they should familiarize themselves with the issue, local attorneys and human resource managers say. Status blind harassment is more commonly known as workplace bullying, said Joan Rennekamp, human resources consultant with the law firm Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons in Colorado Springs. Insiders also call it… Continue Reading Labor law: Beware bullying in the workplace

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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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