A recent 48-page opinion by Judge Gregory G. Lyman of the La Plata County District Court sheds significant light on defending securities law claims in Colorado. Although few securities cases proceed to trial in Colorado, this case demonstrates that a comprehensive approach to attacking materiality maximizes the likelihood of a defense verdict.
Near the start of his second term, President Obama had granted clemency at a lower rate than any president in recent history. He had pardoned 39 people and denied 1,333 requests. He had used his power to commute a prisoner’s sentence just once.
Colorado law related to families is constantly changing, both in the area of finances and in relation to the best interests of children. But recent decisions from the Colorado Court of Appeals related to financial and property matters are likely to have a substantial impact on the practice of family law going forward.
Last December, Mayra Machado was pulled over for a routine traffic stop in Arkansas. Turns out she had an unpaid ticket for failing to yield. And as a teen, she’d spent four months in boot camp for writing bad checks. Now 31, the single mother of three, who is an undocumented immigrant, faces imminent deportation to El Salvador, the battle-scarred country she fled when she was 5 years old.