In January, as we reported at the time, a judge ruled that the City of Denver could be listed as a defendant in a lawsuit filed by the family of Jimma Reat, who was killed in 2012 after a tragic error by a 911 operator. Now, however, another judge has dropped Denver as a defendant. Denver's city at ... More >>
In June, we told you about a lawsuit filed by attorney Rob Corry on behalf of a group called No Over Taxation. It contends that special taxes placed on marijuana sales are illegal and unconstitutional; see the complaint and more documents below. Tomorrow, a hearing in the case is scheduled, and can ... More >>
Condo construction in metro Denver has been hampered in recent years for several reasons, many of which are dissipating as the economy bounces back. But the one factor that continues to spook builders is the fear of being sued for construction defects. Such lawsuits can be so costly that many builde ... More >>
Update: Last month, we reported that Abbe Dorn, a Denver police officer whose moonlighting gigs included modeling, bodybuilding and an appearance on the reality show American Gladiators, was at the center of an internal investigation into alleged steroid use. In addition, Dorn was named in a lawsuit ... More >>
Update:Consumer advocate Tom Martino, who filed for bankruptcy last year, has been unhappy with our coverage of a lawsuit taken out against him by a former friend he dubbed a "waste of skin;" get details about a dare regarding my balls below. However, he was kind enough to let us know the matter has ... More >>
Update: Judge William Sylvester, the jurist overseeing the Aurora theater shooting case against accused murderer James Holmes, has denied a request for access to evidence from three victims suing Cinemark, owner of the Century 16, where twelve people died and 58 were injured during the July 20 attac ... More >>
The Scarlet Ranch swingers club, which moved last year from Denver to Littleton, won't be getting an infusion of city money anytime soon. Last night, the city council narrowly rejected a $42,500 settlement agreement to resolve a federal lawsuit alleging that in May 2010, Denver police "illegally ent ... More >>
It took nine years of fighting for money the government insisted it wasn't owed. It probably cost him his job, too. But last week, former federal auditor Bobby Maxwell and the Justice Department finally reached a $26 million settlement with Anadarko Petroleum over underpaid royalties on oil leases ... More >>
Update by Michael Roberts: Attorney David Lane doesn't foresee appealing a court's refusal to grant a temporary restraining order on behalf of Occupy Denver protesters, who claim their First Amendment rights have been systematically squelched. However, he has strong words for case overseer Ju ... More >>
Rev. Brandon Baker.The Reverend Brandon Baker, who's with the ganja-based Greenfaith Ministry, has a lot of titles. He's a farmer, a father, an activist, a religious leader -- and now a self-professed legal scholar who says he's found a way to end Colorado's medical marijuana regulations, wh ... More >>
Imagine receiving a letter from an attorney accusing you of illegally downloading a cinematic classic like, say, The Wadfather or The Man Who Blew Too Much, but offering you a chance not to be accused of this offense in public court for a few thousand bucks. Would you take the deal? Plenty of ... More >>
This might be some of the weirdest copyright related news we've run across in a while. FilmOn founder Alki David has teamed up with a slew of musicians to file a lawsuit against CBS Interactive and CNET over CNET's distribution of LimeWire. Back in November, a federal judge had to issue a res ... More >>
Brian Hill.We've been keeping you abreast of developments in the copyright-infringement lawsuit filed against mildly autistic, chronically ill hobby blogger Brian Hill by Nevada's Righthaven LLC for unauthorized use of a single Denver Post photo. The latest? A judge has ruled against Righthav ... More >>
Brian Hill.Last month, we first told the story of North Carolina's Brian Hill, a chronically ill, mildly autistic hobby blogger being sued by Righthaven, a Nevada company, for unauthorized publication of a copyrighted Denver Post photo on his website, USWGO.com. Now, attorney David Kerr, acti ... More >>
Is Subway the only retaurant allowed to sell a "footlong?"A jury in an Iowa court may soon be debating noun vs. verb use, hyphenation and twelve-inch sandwiches. Casey's General Stores Inc., which is based in Ankeny, Iowa, filed a lawsuit against Subway in U.S. District Court in Des Moines on ... More >>
Help! I did something stupid!Cathy Cruz Marrero, the Pennsylvania woman now famous for starring in a viral video -- wherein she falls into a fountain at the Berkshire Mall while texting -- appeared on Good Morning America with her attorney, James Polyak, yesterday. Marrero and pal Polyak are ... More >>
Denver City Council's decision not to provide a service-dog exemption to its longtime pit bull ban isn't just bad public policy, in the opinion of Jennifer Reba Edwards, attorney and founder of the Animal Law Center. It's also illegal -- which is why her firm is suing the city, as well as Aur ... More >>
Abbe Dorn.A 2009 blog post declares that Abbe Dorn gets "Illegal." In that case, the reference was to Illegal Street Wear, a clothing line shown off by the Denver cop, who moonlights as a bodybuilder, model and former American Gladiator candidate. But the headline echoes in a different way no ... More >>
Gino Rael.In January, registered sex offender Gino Rael was accused of trying to recruit young girls in letters sent from Boulder County jail. Division Chief Larry Hank told Westword he thought such a situation could be prevented by restricting inmates to sending only postcards. But if this ... More >>
Defendants again.Update, 4:17 p.m.: Comments from General Steel have been incorporated into the original post, published at 2:28 p.m. Colorado's General Steel Corporation is being sued in federal civil court for fresh allegations of fraud similar to those that cost the company more than $4.5 ... More >>
Allstate Sweeping owner Beth Krueger as seen in Channel 31 coverage.A Brighton industrial cleaning company is suing the City and County of Denver and its Department of Aviation, which oversees operations at Denver International Airport, citing racial discrimination and soliciting of bribes fo ... More >>
Nine companies have joined the proposed class action lawsuit against Yelp, the San Francisco-based Internet giant, attorneys in Miami and California announced this morning. The new plaintiffs are located everywhere from Tujunga, California, to Washington, D.C. They include businesses rangin ... More >>
District Court Judge Wiley Y. Daniel confirmed the merits of a lawsuit against Quiznos in Denver federal court yesterday, in a move plaintiffsâ€™ lawyer Justin Klein is touting as a victory with nationwide implications.
Who’s the bigger bully — the smartass attorney who scorched the Denver Fire Department, or the fussbudget judge who threw out the verdict?
The Toasted Subs Franchisee Association won a victory against Quiznos in Denverâ€™s federal court on Thursday, May 3 â€“ the same day that my feature story about the Denver-based chain hit newsstands. Last November, a Quiznos franchisee in California killed himself in a Quiznos bathroom, leaving a ... More >>
Jay Reinan and John Gordy win big against Mariner Health Care.
Rocky Flats is on trial. Finally.
Is Vicki Johnson an enemy of free speech -- or the last person speaking freely in the fight over who runs Sheridan?
An Aspen man is blown away by an alleged job requirement.
The insurance company claimed that Sunserea McClelland's problems were all in her head. She knew better. But would a jury believe her?
A roundup of the civil cases surrounding the Ramseys.
The women at UPS bleed as brown as the men, and they have the scars to prove it.
Homeowners, builders and legislators are heaving over the Front Range's swelling soils problem.
An employment dispute mushrooms into a multi-million-dollar headache for a Denver hotel.
The teachers' union loses a costly battle to punish parents who complained about a school counselor.
The TV star, the fortune-teller, the gun-toting miner and Captain Ecology: Meet the loopy cast of characters feuding over a tiny Colorado gold mine.
An anti-Scientology activist claims that the church made him an offer he had to refuse: $12 million.
The ACLU jumps into Warren Hern's battle with Ken Scott.
Sixty-eight-year-old Wanda Crawford hasn't killed anyone yet. But authorities say it's not for lack of trying.
Power, politics and patronage--three reasons why CU's "zero tolerance" sexual-harassment policy could be one big nothing.
The Lewises thought running a daycare center would bring the family together. Wrong.
"SUE THE CREEP" IN THE DOG-POISONING CASE? IN COLORADO, YOU'RE BARKING UP THE WRONG TREE.
HOW AN EAGER DA TRANSFORMED A NEIGHBORHOOD SPAT INTO A HEADLINE-GRABBING HATE CRIME.THE HATING GAME WHEN THE ARONSONS TALKED, THE JEFFCO DA LISTENED. BIG MISTAKE.
MINORITY CONTRACTOR KING HARRIS IS SUED BY A WHITE WOMAN FOR RACIAL DISCRIMINATION.
CHARGES OF ANTI-SEMITISM IN EVERGREEN GET BURIED BY DIRTY LAUNDRY.
THE CITY SUES A DIA SUBCONTRACTOR. AND THEN REHIRES HIM.
LEWIS AND FLOORWAX CALLED THEM "SLAVES" AND "DOGS," TWO WOMEN SAY IN A LAWSUIT.