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Year in review: Legal matters

September 3 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… Continue Reading Year in review: Legal matters

Holiday party planning: Avoid the lawsuits

It’s the scenario no boss wants to deal with: A manager at the annual office holiday party has a little too much to drink. He hits on every woman in the room — and even grabs a client invited to the party and kisses her. In the cold light of the morning after, bosses are… Continue Reading Holiday party planning: Avoid the lawsuits

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Lease issues key for small-business owners

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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

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Colorado will receive $1.8 million as part of a settlement with Lender Processing Services for past document execution practices to mortgage loan servicers. Attorney General John Suthers said that certain residential mortgage loan servicers asked people employed by LPS subsidiaries to sign or assist with the execution of mortgage-related documents – lost instrument affidavits, deed… Continue Reading Colorado receives $1.8m in mortgage document settlement

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      A federal appeals court has turned down a Freedom of Information Act request related to the 2010 cyberattack on Google users in China.   The request from the Electronic Privacy Information Center was to disclose communications between Google and the U.S. National Security Agency. The center focuses on privacy and civil liberties.… Continue Reading Court won’t order Google-US interactions released

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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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Not much these days for lawyers to love

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The legal profession has contracted to the lowest level since the early 1990s – prompting bar associations, placement offices and legal journals to try to help attorneys find and keep jobs. Nationwide, about 13,000 lawyers were fired during the first quarter of this year. In Colorado Springs, Holland and Hart said it hasn’t had any… Continue Reading Not much these days for lawyers to love

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Unemployment is on the rise in Colorado and the unemployment system is expected to face a record number of claims and to pay out record benefits this year. Not all of these claims, however, will justify receipt of unemployment benefits. Under the Colorado Employment Security Act, access to unemployment benefits is limited to those persons… Continue Reading Some tips to help employers navigate unemployment compensation system

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