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IN LOCAL NEWS:
Making an Entrance
The already crowded governor’s race is getting another entrant: Cynthia Coffman made her long-awaited announcement to join the race today. The Attorney General said she is the candidate to bridge the urban-rural divide.
Zen Magnets Fighting Back
A Denver-based magnet manufacturer filed a civil lawsuit against the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to fight a consumer safety action that will effectively shut down the company.
Green Roofs Pass
Voters approved a measure to add green roofs to all new developments, despite urging from city officials to vote down the measure in order to find a less punitive path to the same goal. As for other election night results, Denver gets $937 million in GO bonds, anti-voucher school board candidates win in Douglas County, and Broomfield gains more local control over oil and gas operations.
Gorsuch Sells Colorado Estate
Justice Neil Gorsuch is moving out of Colorado. Well, he’s already moved out, but he now has a buyer for his 3 acre, $1.6 million home outside Boulder.
Lawyer Feud in Aspen
An Aspen lawyer finds himself the target of a lawsuit as a developer is considering suing for defamation. The lawsuit is just the latest development in a feud between the two, involving chair throwing and a string of prior lawsuits.
IN NATIONAL NEWS:
Election Night Wins
One of the biggest election night stories from last night: Virginia and New Jersey voted in Democratic governors in what is considered a “rebuke or President Trump.”
Has Trump Been Good for BigLaw?
In the year since election night, corporate clients have certainly faced scrutiny while also hearing promises of deregulation. The question is, has President Trump been good for BigLaw?
Procedural Rule Change
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the procedural rule limiting appeal notice filings to 30 days does not limit jurisdiction for circuit courts.
Tribal Patent Case Update
A group of U.S. Senators requested documents Tuesday from drug producer Allergan concerning the company’s efforts to transfer patents to a Native American tribe.
Two law firms fighting over a trademark for the name “Fish” reached a quiet resolution for both sides.
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