Legal Lasso: Walmart Sues Counties Over Taxes

by Tony Flesor

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LOCAL NEWS

Walmart Sues Colorado Counties Over Tax Bills
Walmart is taking issue with the personal property taxes assessed by county assessors and is now suing 32 counties over the assessment.

Law Firm Releases Church Abuse Report
A law firm that has published more than two dozen reports about sexual abuse in the Catholic church released a new report with focused on Denver, Pueblo and Colorado Springs with information about 102 clerics who are accused of child sexual abuse.

Fisher Phillips’ New Digs
Fisher Phillips is moving into a new downtown office in order to contain its growth. The new office doubles its footprint.

Olympic Review Bill Advances
A Congressional bill brought by Sen. Cory Gardner and Rep. Diana DeGette to evaluate how the U.S. Olympic Committee handles claims of sexual assault is moving forward.

Sage Grouse Interrupts Oil and Gas Permitting
The BLM said oil and gas leases proposed on about 4,200 acres of public land in Colorado will be reconsidered following a court ruling on federal conservation plans for greater sage grouse. (Denver Post)

 

NATIONAL NEWS

Church Fights to Overturn Statute of Limitations Law
A New York dioceses of the Catholic Church is suing to overturn a law that protects sex abuse survivors, and extends the statute of limitations for allegations of child sex crimes.

RBG Misses Arguments
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg missed oral arguments yesterday with a stomach illness.

Court Says No to Suspicionless Searches of Electronic Devices
A federal court ruled Tuesday that suspicionless searches of international travelers’ smartphones and laptops at US ports of entry are unconstitutional.

Recapping Impeachment Hearings
Looking to get caught up on the yesterday’s impeachment hearings? Republicans shot down top witnesses and said that because Ukraine received aid and did not investigate the Bidens, there was no impeachable act.

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