Legal Lasso: Lawsuit Seeks to Halt Drilling

by Tony Flesor

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LOCAL NEWS

Lawsuit Seeks to Stop Drilling Across the State
A new lawsuit filed by Colorado Rising says the state should halt new oil and gas drilling permits until updated regulations are in place.

Opponents of Arapahoe County Jail Rally Together
Opponents of a tax hike to fund a new Arapahoe County jail had a campaign kickoff event yesterday. Many groups opposing the jail call instead for alternative justice system reform.

CU Joins SCOTUS Brief in DACA Case
The University of Colorado joined a group of more than 150 universities around the country that filed an amicus brief  in a U.S. Supreme Court case about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Dish Settles Online Application Dispute
Dish Network has agreed to pay $1.25 million to settle claims that the company’s online application process discriminated against candidates with disabilities.

Homeowner Seeks Compensation for Pricy Tree Removal
A homeowner could end up paying in the ballpark of $15,000 for tree removal after a neighbor’s construction damaged trees that crossed the property line.

 

NATIONAL NEWS

Giuliani Associates Arrested
Two associates of Rudy Giuliani, President Trump’s personal attorney, have been arrested and charged with campaign finance violations. It’s unclear whether the charges are related to the Ukraine scandal.

California Limits Facial Recognition Tech
California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law that prevents police departments from using facial recognition technology in body cameras.

Johnson & Johnson Hit With $8 Billion Verdict
A jury said Johnson & Johnson must pay $8 billion in punitive damages to a man over his claims that the company failed to warn that young men using its antipsychotic drug Risperdal could grow breasts.

Murder Conviction Tossed out for Ineffective Counsel
A federal judge has cited ineffective assistance of counsel in vacating a murder conviction for a man accused of killing an Indiana University student

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