Legal Lasso: Movie Theater Lawsuit Moves Forward

by Tony Flesor

We all need a break from news from Washington. Let’s instead focus on something light, like sports. Yesterday, the Rockies lost game 163 and now have to play in a one-game playoff and the Broncos lost on Monday Night Football. There, that felt good, right?

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IN LOCAL NEWS:

Urban Camping Question Moves Closer to Ballot
More than 9,000 signatures have been collected in Denver to put a measure on the ballot asking voters whether to overturn the city’s urban camping ban. Now the question is whether there are enough valid signatures.

Movie Theater Lawsuit Moves Forward
A lawsuit brought in part by the Denver Film Society against Landmark Theatres is moving forward. The lawsuit claims Landmark, which owns Denver’s The Mayan and Esquire theaters, violates antitrust laws by preventing the Film Society from screening smaller films.

FBI Questions Kavanaugh Accuser
FBI agents interviewed Deborah Ramirez, the Colorado woman who accused Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.

Unaffiliated PAC Targeted in Campaign Finance Investigation
The Colorado Secretary of State’s office has determined that a group aiming to elect unaffiliated candidates in Colorado has potentially violated state campaign finance laws.

Boulder County Legal Battle
A legal battle over a parcel of Boulder County land is heating up. Lawyers representing oil and gas drillers are trying several different legal strategies in multiple lawsuits over control over the land.

 

IN NATIONAL NEWS

Another Black Mark
Judge Brett Kavanaugh was involved in a bar fight in 1985, according to police reports. It’s unclear what this has to do with the nomination process, but we’re guessing it’s still going to be a sticking point for some.

California Sued Over Net Neutrality Law
California’s governor signed into law a bill that would prevent internet service providers from throttling speeds; the Department of Justice responded with a lawsuit saying it oversteps the state’s ability to interfere with interstate commerce.

Merger Market Red Hot
Latest M&A reports show the legal industry is on pace to set yet another record for mergers. There have been 56 thus far this year.

Is Eight Enough?
At this rate, who knows whether the Supreme Court will have nine justices before 2019; what’s the impact of the court starting its session with just eight justices?

Tapping into Public Interest 
Corporations are more frequently getting involved in charitable work and social issues; as such, law students should consider corporate work for public interest work, according to SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce.

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