IN LOCAL NEWS
John Walsh Leaves WilmerHale
John Walsh, a WilmerHale partner and former U.S. Attorney for Colorado, is leaving the firm to explore whether to challenge Sen. Cory Gardner for his seat on the U.S. Senate. He said he plans to make a decision by the end of April.
Gessler Could Face Attorney Ethics Complaint
The Colorado Independent Ethics Commission is deciding whether to submit a complaint regarding Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler to the Office of Attorney Regulation or to turn him over to a collections agency.
Garnett Tapped for Police Incident Review
Former Boulder District Attorney and current Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck shareholder Stan Garnett is getting tapped to review an incident where police confronted a black man who was picking up trash in front of his home. The man involved in the incident was among several citizens who criticized the city’s choice of a prosecutor.
Oil and Gas Bill Advances
Colorado’s major oil and gas bill got approval in a House committee yesterday. The bill moves on to the House Finance Committee.
CU Students Call for Sexual Assault Suspect’s Suspension
Student activists at the University of Colorado are calling for the suspension of a student accused of sexually assaulting another.
IN NATIONAL NEWS
SCOTUS Declines Same-Sex Discrimination Case
The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a case involving a Hawaii bed and breakfast that violated the state’s anti-discrimination laws by refusing a lesbian couple.
Law Firms Fighting Over Settlement Shares
Manatt Phelps & Phillips has sued Brown Rudnick over a cut of a $10 million settlement in a contingency case handled by former litigation partner Benjamin Chew.
LSC Still Fighting for Funding
The White House has proposed eliminating the Legal Services Corporation for the third time in as many years; this time the LSC is responding by asking for an increase in its funding.
Moving on After Partners’ Deaths
After the deaths of four partners in a plane crash, the co-founder of 16-attorney Peterson Bernard is pushing on and keeping the firm open.
An Over-Protective Art Installation
“The Vessel” in New York City’s Hudson Yards claims the rights to pretty much every photo a person takes that in any way involves “The Vessel.” Which begs the obvious legal question of: Can they do that?
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