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Backing for Statute of Limitations Extension is Lacking
One in five state legislators support extending the civil statute of limitations for victims of childhood sexual abuse.
Sen. Angela Williams Leaving U.S. Senate Race
John Hickenlooper got a little less competition in the U.S. Senate race as Sen. Angela Williams announced she’s dropping from that race and seeking re-election in the state Senate instead.
Real Estate Firm Faces Wage Claim Act Lawsuit
A former director with a Denver-based real estate firm said the company owes him nearly $1 million because he was misclassified as an independent contractor rather than an employee.
Court of Appeals Remands Marijuana Conviction
The Colorado Court of Appeals ruled to partially vacate a marijuana possession conviction because of a “special offender” charge that escalated her sentence beyond what it should have been.
Icy and Snow Blamed for 86 Falls
Last week’s big snow generated lots of slips, and so, (I assume?) could generate some slip-and-fall disputes. But I’m always looking for the legal story that might be lurking under the headlines.
SCOTUS Hears Gun Rights Case
The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing a gun rights case for the first time in a decade, and all eyes are on the court’s new justices to see how they’ll approach the issue.
White House Won’t Participate in Impeachment Hearing
The impeachment inquiry is moving to the House Judiciary Committee, and the White House said yesterday that it will not participate in Wednesday’s hearing.
Climate Change Lawsuits in the Spotlight
Climate change lawsuits are becoming a bigger issue in the legal realm, with attorneys taking lawsuits outside the realm of environmental or administrative law.
North Dakota’s Attorney Drought
It’s hard to attract attorneys to rural areas — particularly in North Dakota where the vast majority of counties have fewer than 10 attorneys.
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