Legal Lasso: New Attorney Regulation Counsel Named

by Doug Chartier

COMPILED BY LAW WEEK COLORADO’S NEWS STAFF

IN LOCAL NEWS:

Jessica Yates To Be New Attorney Regulation Counsel
The Snell & Wilmer partner will take over this summer for Jim Coyle, who retires after serving 28 years at the Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel for the Colorado Supreme Court.

Budget Bill Signed
Gov. John Hickenlooper signed “the Long Bill” yesterday. Included in this year’s budget legislation is a bump for PERA, public universities and transportation projects.

Lamborn Argues to Return to Ballot
Rep. Doug Lamborn, with his six-term congressional career in jeopardy, argued in a hearing yesterday to get certified for the primary ballot. His attorney said the law that disqualified many of the petition signatures his campaign gathered was unconstitutional.

Investigation Finds Denver High School Principal Violated Harassment Policy
The Employers Council looked into complaints that former Manual High School principal Nick Dawkins created a hostile work environment. They concluded that he broke the district’s policy against harassment, discrimination and retaliation.

IN NATIONAL NEWS:

Uber Sexual Assault Accusers Want Out of Arbitration
Fourteen women are pushing Uber’s board to release them from their consumer arbitration provision as they pursue a class action against the company. They say the ride-sharing company’s lax screening procedures led to them being victimized by Uber drivers.

Parkland Shooting Victim’s Father Files Lawsuit
Andrew Pollack, whose daughter was killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, is suing former Broward Sheriff Deputy Scot Peterson among many other defendants for wrongful death.

T-Mobile and Sprint Lawyer up for Mega Merger
With Wachtel, Morrison Foerster and Cleary being brought in to advise, the two telecom giants now have 13 law firms involved in the proposed deal.

Judge Will Decide Time Warner-AT&T Merger Case in June
In other merger news, the embattled deal between Time Warner and AT&T will get a decision June 12 on whether it passes muster on antitrust laws. The companies’ merger deadline is June 21.

Utah Lawyer Gets Extension on Brief Due to ‘Emotional Impact’ of Jazz Loss
A federal judge gave a pass to an attorney who filed a brief 18 minutes late because the Jazz lost a first-round playoff game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The opposing counsel didn’t object.

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