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IN LOCAL NEWS:
Associate Caught Faking Hours
An attorney fired from Faegre Baker Daniels is a cautionary tale for associates struggling with billing requirements.
Defending Colorado Pot
Gov. John Hickenlooper and Attorney General Cynthia Coffman jointly defended Colorado’s marijuana laws in a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. They said they wanted to work with him to “implement the will of our citizens.”
Lawyer Sentenced for Stealing from Grandma
A Lakewood lawyer was sentenced to eight years in prison for stealing $1.3 million from his grandmother. District Attorney Pete Weir said he wanted to send a strong message with the case.
Homeless Advocate Violates Camping Ban
A homeless advocate and organizer of Homeless Out Loud won’t get jail time for her probation violation that came from violating Denver’s camping ban. The city backed off from a position of its initial claim that it wouldpush for 30-day jail sentence, the maximum penalty.
Financial Advisor Runs Afoul of SEC
The SEC went after a Colorado Springs financial advisor who helped herself to $2.8 million of client money.
IN NATIONAL NEWS:
Not That Good of Friends
A Florida state appeals court ruled that a judge should not be disqualified from hearing a case for being Facebook friends with an attorney who represents a witness in the case.
No Privacy on the Web
A D.C. judge ordered the internet hosting service Dreamhost to comply with a warrant seeking information from a website used to organize Inauguration Day protests.
Few Good Options for Charlotte Law School Students
Department of Education guidance outlines the options for Charlotte Law School students. Those who dropped the school earlier than its actual closing, though, won’t get loan forgiveness for loans they took out to attend the school.
Dakota Access Pipeline Lawsuit
The developer of the Dakota Access Pipeline filed a $1 billion lawsuit against activist groups claiming they violated racketeering laws by protesting and encouraging others to protest.
Texas Sword Day
The Texas Law Hawk likely requires no introduction. But if you’re unfamiliar, this over-the-top commercial celebrating “Texas Sword Day” will tell you all you need to know.
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