Legal Lasso: DIA’s Contractor Conflict Escalates

by Tony Flesor

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LOCAL NEWS

DIA’s Contractor Conflict Getting Worse
The conflict between DIA and a major contractor is escalating and could rise to a court fight or the contract’s termination. (Denver Post)

Denver to Consider Pollution Tax
Denver’s City Council  will consider a tax on commercial and industrial polluters in an effort to reduce  greenhouse gas emissions.

Hickenlooper’s Tough Decision
John Hickenlooper insists he’s not planning on switching from the presidential race to the Senate race, but with poor debate performances and deep fields in both races, he might soon be left without either option.

Inside Centenntial South
The “Centennial South” prison — formerly known as Colorado State Penitentiary II — could soon reopen to ease the population density of the state’s correctional system and, maybe, to house re-incarcerated individuals who will be affected by Denver’s choice not to renew a halfway house contract.

Kansas Murder Suspect Relying on Colorado Law
A Kansas woman is hoping Colorado law can help her in her murder trial. She is pointing to a part of our state’s constitution that gives people “a reasonable expectation of privacy” in their banking records in an effort to suppress credit card statements for purchases made in Colorado.

NATIONAL NEWS

 

McCabe is Suing Over his Firing
Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is suing the Trump administration, saying he was unlawfully terminated and that his his firing was the result of improper political interference by the president.

Tennessee Lawyer Suspended 
A Tennessee lawyer has been suspended for 30 days for threatening to make a citizen’s arrest of a judge, criticizing him on in a newspaper ad and on social media.

BigLaw Firm’s Big New Family Leave Policy
Taft Stettinus & Hollister might be setting a new bar for law firms with a gender-neutral family leave policy that gives all employees 16 weeks of paid time off for the birth of a child.

Bar Association Hit With Discrimination Lawsuit
The New York County Lawyers Association is being sued by a former employee for pregnancy discrimination. (Law.com)

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