Last October, Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov was arrested for allegedly abusing Evgeniya Vavrinyuk, his girlfriend, only to have the case dismissed a couple of months later. Now, Vavrinyuk has filed a civil suit against Varlamov, claiming years of horrific abuse in Russia and beyond leadi ... More >>
As any comic-book fan knows, superheroes that seem dead can later come back to life -- and something similar has happened with a superhero-centric lawsuit filed by Colorado-based Stan Lee Media, Incorporated (SLMI). The complaint seemingly died last year, but an appeal revived it, leading to a heari ... More >>
Like Bronco hype and stories about Bieber Behaving Badly, you can count on a regular supply of reports in the press dealing with how criminals continue to scam the system even while behind bars. The latest installment appeared over the weekend in the Denver Post, a tut-tutter lamenting that inmate ... More >>
The Aurora theater shootings have spawned a number of lawsuits against Cinemark, owner of the Century 16, where James Holmes allegedly killed twelve people and wounded 58. But two of the suits were subsequently amended to remove direct references to prior gang shootings at the theater -- a rationale ... More >>
Could the X-Men and other characters created by Stan Lee belong to a Colorado company? That's the contention of a lawsuit filed here by locally based Stan Lee Media, Inc. against The Walt Disney Company. The suit claims SLMI is entitled to "billions of dollars of profits" from movies and more even t ... More >>
Former Congressman and gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo has purchased an advertisement in tomorrow's edition of The Metropolitan, the student newspaper for Metro State University of Denver -- one that could cost the school plenty. Tancredo confirms that the ad (see it below) seeks plaintiffs for ... More >>
For years, people living around the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant wondered if the secret operations at that facility could somehow be endangering the health of people and animals living nearby. And the FBI's spectacular dawn raid of Rocky Flats in June 1989, certainly didn't do much for propert ... More >>
Update: Yesterday, Alan Prendergast reported on a supermax lawsuit alleging shocking mistreatment of mentally ill prisoners. We've added a copy of the suit, plus photos of the facility and the imprisoned plaintiffs in the case. See it below following Prendergast's piece. Original post by Alan Prend ... More >>
In June, we told you about two men who were questioned by Immigration and Customs Enforcement at a carnival connected with Glenwood Springs' Strawberry Days festival. One of those men, Julio Alvarez-Cortez, has now filed a lawsuit against the officers involved, including Carbondale cop Alvar ... More >>
Brian Hill.The Denver Post is cutting its ties with Righthaven, a Las Vegas firm that files copyright infringement lawsuits on behalf of newspapers -- a decision that may have been influenced by bad PR from the outfit's targeting of Brian Hill, a chronically ill, autistic hobby blogger. Howev ... More >>
Last week, we wrote about the case of Katia Birge, who claims to have been raped by a Denver Catholic lay minister in 2008. Today, her father, attorney Tom Birge, called to dispute a statement made by the Archdiocese of Denver spokeswoman -- and to clarify other points.
Mark Matson.Fresh developments in two cases involving alleged child molesters from religious backgrounds with a past in Colorado. This week, a judge declined to toss a lawsuit against Father Mark Matson, who's accused of molesting a teenage boy at a Denver boarding school circa the '70s. And ... More >>
Louis Hampers.9News investigative reporter Deborah Sherman's relationship with Children's Hospital ER doc Louis Hampers started on a swinger's website and ended in court, where Sherman won a restraining order against him. Hampers' increasingly creepy behavior toward Sherman (and another woma ... More >>
Did Faith Lutheran Church in Castle Rock discriminate against Cynthia Buschagen?Cynthia Buschagen isn't leaving Castle Rock's Faith Lutheran Church quietly. On Friday, the 66-year old filed a lawsuit against her former employer -- as well as its parent organization, Rocky Mountain Synod of th ... More >>
Plutonium lasts forever, and so do legal cases involving Rocky Flats. Yesterday, 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judges Stephen Anderson, Jerome Holmes and Michael Murphy heard arguments in the appeal of the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant class-action lawsuit -- filed by neighbors of t ... More >>
Signs of recent times.It's been a year since the Democratic National Convention took over this town -- and to mark that anniversary, the Colorado branch of the American Civil Liberties Union has taken two legal actions. In the first, an ACLU lawyer is representing eight people in a suit again ... More >>
As noted in Westword's January 31 cover story, "The Player," before longtime scam artist Amadeus Harlan started his latest venture, Harlan21, he worked at Legal Aid National Services, Inc., or LANS Corp., a legal-aid operation in Denver that many former employees have accused of unsavory practices. ... More >>
The dust is settling in the dust-up over allegations against Quiznos.
Franchise owners thought they'd make a fortune serving the toasted sandwiches created by Quiznos. Instead, they got burned.
Tycoon Jack Grynberg says the energy industry has stolen millions from him -- and billions from the government. What if he's right?
Lawsuits against Rocky Flats, like plutonium, last forever.
Denver's best-known ambulance chaser rolls over Rollback Smiley.
The settlements. The spin. The remaining secrets.
State Farm puts a premium on protecting its reputation. Good luck.
Eighty-Six Million Dimes
Colorado Central Station Casino takes a hit over an English-only policy.
A class-action suit becomes a vehicle for racial justice.
When Qwest took over US West, it took on a class-action lawsuit.
The logjam in Denver's federal district court is one of the worst in the country. Blame Congress, Timothy McVeigh, greedy lawyers -- and judges who don't have time to judge.
No matter who wins a medical malpractice case, the verdict cuts both ways.
For ex-employees of Caring Hands, a libel suit and bankruptcy filing are all about getting paidor not.
When a Denver gas company started drilling wells in Las Animas County, it brought bad feelings to the surface.
A former Hertz employee says he doesn't want to chose between his civil rights and his injured shoulder.
The nursing home industry is earning healthy profits. But its clients may be paying the price.
An internet venture goes bust, leaving some of Colorado's biggest business names with a major headache.
Boeing considers sending the Rocky Flats criminal case back to square one.
A private attorney defends the city's honor--and her hefty legal bills, which you are paying.
A web of intrigue surrounds the high-stakes legal brawl between FACTnet and the Church of Scientology.
A suit against US West over Robert Harlan's sexual behavior is thrown for a loop by a lawyer-plaintiff relationship.
Once upon a time, Hank Brown's appointee for a federal judgeship bailed out young Harry Brown.
ABORTION-CLINIC SUITS SCARE DENVER FROM NEEDLE-EXCHANGE PROGRAMS.
A BLOODY BATTLE IS HINTED AT IN A LAW FIRM'S COUNTERSUIT AGAINST AN EX-RTC BIGWIG.
HE'S LEFT A TRAIL OF ANGRY CREDITORS AND ONCE SUED THE STATE AFTER FALLING OFF A BRIDGE. DAVID SHORTRIDGE SAYS HE'S A NATURAL CANDIDATE FOR THE RTD BOARD.
THE ARCHDIOCESE GETS AN EX-TEACHER'S SUIT THROWN OUT ON CONSTITUTIONAL GROUNDS.