Case documents often balloon through e-discovery or just as a product of complicated issues. But how can someone manage a case that started when they were in grade school? Or that is rooted in issues going back before Colorado’s statehood? The latest episode of Law Week Colorado’s Hearsay podcast discusses the unwieldy Cielo Vista Ranch case and is available now.
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IN LOCAL NEWS:
Lawsuit Alleges Inmate Was Pushed Toward Suicide
A former inmate in the Fremont County jail filed a federal lawsuit saying he was denied
mental health treatment and encouraged to commit suicide.
Prison Buildings Sold Off to Fund State Projects
Colorado’s prisons are being used to fund road projects through an interesting lease-purchase system of making money off state buildings.
Reverse CORA Lawsuit Backfires
“Reverse CORA” lawsuits — where government entities sue CORA requesters — are becoming more common, but a district judge in Colorado determined the Town of Paonia was in the wrong in filing a lawsuit against a former town trustee who had requested records.
Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against Christopher Watts
A wrongful death lawsuit brought against Christopher Watts by the family of his murdered wife, Shanann Watts, seeks to make sure he can never make money off of his victims.
Blue Wave Continues
Sen. Cory Gardner already has a challenger for 2020. Nonprofit organization executive director Lorena Garcia is seeking to put a Democrat in his Senate seat.
IN NATIONAL NEWS
A survey done by the Association of Corporate Counsel shows that the vast majority of general counsel come from in-house rather than from law firms. And on that subject, Law Week Colorado, ACC Colorado and Gibson Arnold & Associates are collecting information on Colorado’s in-house counsel.
Attorneys for Manafort, Trump Exchanged Info
A lawyer for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is said to have repeatedly briefed President Donald Trump’s lawyers about what Manafort told investigators working on the special counsel probe.
Legal Service Demand on the Rise
Corporate law departments’ legal spending has been on the rise, and it’s expected to continue to grow in 2019.
Angling for Tribal Court
An Oklahoma inmate argued t the U.S. Supreme Court that he was wrongly convicted because he committed his crime in land that was set aside for a Native American reservation.
AG Goes to Jail
Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane must report to jail this week to begin serving a sentence of up to 23 months for perjury and obstruction of the law.
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