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Lawsuit targets Colorado cantaloupe grower

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A lawsuit filed on behalf of a Hobbs, N.M., woman who died in September after eating contaminated fruit says food safety auditors gave a Colorado cantaloupe farm a “superior” rating for safety and quality just weeks before health officials identified it as the source of a deadly bacterial outbreak. A Seattle law firm filed the… Continue Reading Lawsuit targets Colorado cantaloupe grower

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Four environmental groups say a judge should dismiss a lawsuit challenging Colorado’s renewable energy standard. Environment Colorado, the Colorado Environmental Coalition, the Sierra Club and The Wilderness Society argue in court documents that the plaintiffs don’t have standing to sue. A judge hasn’t ruled yet on their motion to dismiss the lawsuit. Businessman Rod Lueck,… Continue Reading Groups seek to dismiss lawsuit on renewable energy

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Pikes Peak Highway could be completely paved by the end of the year, if Mother Nature cooperates. If she doesn’t, then the city plans to complete it early in 2012. That would complete the project a year earlier than planned, and in enough time for next year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Mayor Steve Bach… Continue Reading Pikes Peak Highway paving project to be finished early

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Colorado Attorney General John Suthers and the Federal Trade Commission have filed a joint lawsuit against Dalbey Education Institute on suspicion that it engaged in deceptive trade practices and misleading infomercials. The complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court for Colorado and alleges that the company and its principals created and marketed an infomercial… Continue Reading AG, FTC file joint lawsuit against Colo. company

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A group of attorneys using children and young adults as plaintiffs plans to file legal actions in every state and the District of Columbia on Wednesday in an effort to force government intervention on climate change. The courtroom ploy is backed by high-profile activists looking for a legal soft spot to advance a cause that… Continue Reading Climate activists target Colo., other states, with lawsuits

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AG files suit against state debt collector

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Colorado Attorney General John Suthers filed a lawsuit yesterday against Regent Asset Management Solutions, a Denver-based debt collection agency. The suit also names Regent CEO Michael Scata, on suspicion that the company engaged in unlicensed debt collection in the state, and allegedly violated Colorado consumer protection statutes. According to the complaint filed in Denver District… Continue Reading AG files suit against state debt collector

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The Colorado Hospital Association, along with seven hospitals, has filed a lawsuit against the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The suit contends that the public health department “seriously harmed hospitals’ procedural rights by failing to follow appropriate measures” when drafting new licensing regulations for hospitals and health facilities. The association is seeking to… Continue Reading Hospital association files suit against state health department

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NFIB joins health reform lawsuit

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The National Federation of Independent Business today said that it will join 20 states, including Colorado, in a historic lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The NFIB’s rationale: the newly enacted health care law directly undermines the rights of small businesses and the self employed. “We didn’t enter into… Continue Reading NFIB joins health reform lawsuit

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Most ridiculous lawsuits of 2009

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Newspaper readers have no doubt shaken their heads at one time or another after reading about what they believed to be a ridiculous lawsuit. While what they’d consider to be the most ridiculous is a matter of opinion, here’s what the U.S. Chamber Press Institute for Legal Reform considers to be the most ridiculous suits… Continue Reading Most ridiculous lawsuits of 2009

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Attorney Lindsay Fischer filed a 25 page response yesterday in his lawsuit against the City of Colorado Springs, which alleges that the city’s plan to mortgage the Police Operations Center and Fire Station 8 and use the proceeds to pay for the proposed retention package for the U.S. Olympic Committee is illegal. Fischer filed the… Continue Reading Fischer files response in USOC case; judge may rule tomorrow

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