Legal Lasso: Dakota Access Pipeline Shipments

by Kaley LaQuea

Editor’s Note: Stay on top of this news story and the rest of our daily legal news by liking Law Week Colorado on Facebook!

Energy Transfer Partners announced that the $3.8 billion pipeline started commercial service with oil shipments on Thursday.

COMPILED BY LAW WEEK COLORADO’S NEWS STAFF

IN LOCAL NEWS:

Taylor Swift Case to Trial
A case involving Taylor Swift’s accusations against a Denver radio host will go to trial in August.

No CORA Charges
District attorney prosecutors and open records experts say they aren’t aware of anyone facing a misdemeanor criminal charge for failing to provide documents after a request.

Denver March for Truth
This Saturday, Denver will join 93 other cities in a March for Truth, calling for an independent commission and investigation into Russian ties to the 2016 presidential election.

Tabor Center Owner Sues for $240,000
The owner of the Tabor Center in downtown Denver has sued Triangle Petroleum Corp. to recoup $240,000 in past-due rent.

Healthier Colorado Criticizes CU Boulder
Proponents of the soda tax in Boulder have criticized City Council and their one-year exemption of the university to pay the tax.

IN NATIONAL NEWS:

@Visa Checks
A new questionnaire for U.S. visa applicants will include requests for social media handles and other information.

Amicus Brief Filed for Gitmo Detainee
The American Bar Association has filed an amicus brief requesting the U.S. Supreme Court hear the appeal of a Guantanamo Bay detainee who has been held without trial for 15 years.

Brazilian Companies Fined $3.5 billion
The U.S. Justice Department announced that the fine against Odebrecht and Braskem was the largest corporate bribery penalty ever.

25 Percent Cut to Refugee Resettlement
The most recent budget proposal outlines the cuts in refugee resettlement programs.

Ohio Sues Drug Makers
Purdue Pharma, Endo Health Solutions, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries and subsidiary Cephalon, Johnson & Johnson and subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Allergan were named in the suit for their contribution to the opioid epidemic. 

Send tips for this column to [email protected].