Legal Lasso: Domestic Violence Law Going Ignored

COMPILED BY LAW WEEK COLORADO’S NEWS STAFF

IN LOCAL NEWS:

Domestic Violence Protection Law Goes Ignored
A five-year-old law that aimed to keep guns away from alleged domestic violence abusers is frequently ignored or unenforced.

Ritter Backs Weiser for AG
Phil Weiser got a high level endorsement in the attorney general’s race with former Gov. Bill Ritter backing him. Ritter emphasized Weiser’s focus on fighting climate change in his endorsement.

What’s Next for Sports Betting in Colorado?
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision yesterday to leave it to states to decide whether to legalize sports betting means illegal gambling that’s already happening might soon be regulated in our home state.

Tabor Tower to get Sister Building
For those firms seeking new downtown digs, a sister building to One Tabor Center is moving closer to fruition.

Is Business Class Travel a Perk of Being a City Official?
Some high-ranking Denver city officials get DIA-sanctioned business class travel, but the Board of Ethics isn’t convinced that it’s all business.

 

IN NATIONAL NEWS:

New Accusers for Ogletree
Three former nonequity shareholders at Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart have joined a $300 million lawsuit accusing the law firm of gender bias.

One Less Charge for Missouri Governor
Prosecutors dropped their invasion of privacy case against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens stemming from claims that he blackmailed a former mistress during an affair he admitted to. Greitens still faces possible sanctions and impeachment as well as an unrelated felony computer tampering charge.

Setting a High Bar
A Michigan IP attorney billed 3,600 hours last year — what equates to 70 hours a week every week.

Defense Attorney Punched in Courtroom Fight
A defense attorney took several punches in a courtroom brawl after his client and three co-defendants were found guilty of felony murder. It was the first time a defendant hit him, but he said he got away with some bruises and scratches.

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