Legal Lasso: Family Files Wrongful Death Suit for Avalanche Accident

by Tony Flesor

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Family Files Wrongful Death Suit in Avalanche Death
The family of a man killed in an avalanche safety class has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the guide, school and local rescue group as well as the maker of an avalanche airbag and the company’s owner.

Newspaper Editorial Board Calls for Reps’ Resignation
Colorado Republican Representatives Lauren Boebert and Ken Buck supported the challenge to block President-elect Joe Biden’s confirmation and stoking the crowd that later stormed the Capitol. This editorial argues they should resign.

Colorado Democrats Support Removing Trump
On the other side of the aisle, five of six of Colorado’s Democratic congresspeople say President Donald Trump should be removed from office before his term ends later this month.

Immigration Status Not an Issue
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said immigration status won’t come into play when determining whether someone may receive the coronavirus vaccine.

Voting Machine Maker Files Defamation Suit
Denver-based Dominion Voting Systems, which made voting machines used in the 2020 election and faced accusations about their validity, is suing pro-Trump attorney Sidney Powell.



Lawyer Withdraws from Campaign Lawsuit
A lawyer for the Trump campaign is asking to withdraw from an election lawsuit on the grounds that “the client has used the lawyer’s services to perpetuate a crime.”

Breyer’s Days Might be Numbered
Democrats don’t seem to want to take any chances with repeating the experience of seeing an elderly liberal justice overstay their time on the bench — and then see yet another seat filled by a Republican president. Liberal activists are pressuring Justice Stephen Breyer to retire while they can guarantee a smooth confirmation process.

Boeing Settles 737 Max Charges
Boeing agreed to pay $2.5 billion to settle criminal charges that it lied about the 737 Max’s problems that led to two crashes that killed hundreds.

Judge Judy’s Court to Adjourn
After 25 years on the air, Judge Judy Sheindlin will soon end her show. She recently discussed her career on the bench and on TV.

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