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Ex-staffer sues SunShare over salary

A former employee of local solar power development company SunShare recently filed a civil suit against the firm and its owner for allegedly failing to pay him $60,000, according to court documents. Nicholas Hellbusch, a certified public accountant who worked for SunShare shortly after owner David Amster-Olszewski founded the company in June 2011, claims in… Continue Reading Ex-staffer sues SunShare over salary

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 June 2011 in El Paso District Court by more than 60 people, their retirement… Continue Reading Court: Argent, Friese borrowed $12 million … then didn’t pay it back

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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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Federal District Court Judge Marsha Krieger issued a preliminary injunction Tuesday that prohibits Colorado Springs from enforcing its recently-passed “no solicitation zone” in the city’s downtown area. The Colorado Springs City Council approved the ordinance, which outlaws all forms of solicitation in a 12-block area downtown, on Nov. 27. The council took the issue up… Continue Reading Federal Court issues injunction on panhandling ordinance

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Colorado officials take sides in fracking dispute

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Some 60 mayors and city council members from 17 communities have asked Gov. John Hickenlooper to have the state drop a lawsuit over fracking that challenges oil and gas drilling rules adopted by the city of Longmont. The signers include the entire boards of Carbondale, Crested Butte, Lyons, Westminster and Bennett. At issue is whether… Continue Reading Colorado officials take sides in fracking dispute

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Sierra Nevada Corp. filed a motion for judicial review of the results of an investigation in a lawsuit filed by Hawker Beechcraft Defense Co. against the U.S. Air Force. Because of the suit, the Air Force set aside Sierra’s contract for light air support and asked for a commander-directed investigation into the source-selection process. The… Continue Reading Sierra Nevada asks for review of Hawker lawsuit

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The U.S. government has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple Inc. and book publishers. It said Wednesday that the publishers conspired with Apple to raise retail electronic-book prices to limit competition. The government also filed papers saying it has reached a settlement with publishers Hachette, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster. It says it will proceed… Continue Reading U.S. sues Apple, publishers over electronic books

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Colorado seeks to squash tax limit challenge

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Colorado’s Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights faces a direct challenge in federal court Wednesday when attorneys for the state will ask a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit by lawmakers seeking to overturn the amendment voters approved in 1992. The bipartisan group of state lawmakers argue the TABOR measure strips legislative bodies of the power to… Continue Reading Colorado seeks to squash tax limit challenge

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Colo. investors settle oil lawsuit

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More than a dozen investors who put up between $4 million and $5 million have settled a lawsuit with a bankrupt company in southern Kentucky over accusations that the oil drilling business they invested in scammed them with big promises and no results. Whether the investors ever see any money is not clear. U.S. Bankruptcy… Continue Reading Colo. investors settle oil lawsuit

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Opponents of the artist Christo’s plan to suspend giant fabric panels over parts of the scenic Arkansas River are filing a lawsuit in federal court to try to block it. University of Denver student lawyers are filing the lawsuit Wednesday on behalf of the group Rags Over the River. The group contends Christo’s “Over the… Continue Reading Group suing to block Christo’s “Over the River”

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