Legal Lasso: Inbound Avalanche Trial Outcome Appealed

COMPILED BY LAW WEEK COLORADO’S NEWS STAFF

IN LOCAL NEWS:

Resort Liability Case Will Continue on Appeal
The family of Taft Conlin, one of the skiers killed in a 2012 inbound avalanche, is appealing a trial verdict in favor of a ski resort and continuing the challenge against the Colorado Ski Safety Act.

Planning for Oil and Gas Mess
Two oil and gas measures on the November ballot are in direct opposition with each other, and backers say it’s going to get messy if both pass.

Trademark Litigation Doesn’t Deter Vendors
A group of T-shirt shops in Aspen will continue selling its branded merchandise despite facing a lawsuit from Aspen Skiing Co. alleging the shops infringed on its trademark and logo design.

CCU One of the Most Conservative Schools in U.S.
Lakewood’s Colorado Christian University was recently ranked in the top 10 most conservative colleges in the country. The school is pointing to the Western Conservative Summit, Centennial Institute and support for conservative public policy issues for its listing.

Safe2Tell Reporting System Might Go National
Safe2Tell, a school safety threats reporting service that was developed in Colorado Springs following the Columbine High School shooting in 1999, might go national.

 

IN NATIONAL NEWS:

Immigration Courts Get 44 New Judges
Attorney General Jeff Sessions welcomed a class of 44 new immigration judges, the largest group in U.S. history. In his welcoming remarks, he said they have an obligation to handle cases efficiently in the face of lawyers trying to subvert the Immigration and Nationality Act.

Federal Government Sued for Keystone Pipeline
Two Native American tribes are suing the Trump administration saying it failed to follow historical treaty boundaries and went around an environmental impact analysis in issuing the Keystone XL Pipeline permit.

Janus’ Impact on the Legal Profession
The U.S. Supreme Court’s Janus decision and an upcoming case are setting up a challenge to mandatory bar fees.

Miss America Organization Involved in Legal Fee Dispute
Fox Rothschild is suing the Miss America Organization, claiming it skipped out on nearly $100,000 in legal fees.

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