Denver is trying to change the subject away from troubles at the city's sheriff's department. But doing so is costly. A day after Sheriff Gary Wilson resigned (and news broke that interim chief Elias Diggins has a criminal record), City Attorney Scott Martinez announced a deal to pay $3..25 million ... More >>
Amid numerous recent claims of inappropriate actions by Colorado law enforcers, several of which were brought to the public's attention via lawsuit, the Denver Manager of Safety's Office issued an unusual announcement: Denver Sheriff Gary Wilson had asked the Denver District Attorney's Office to lau ... More >>
In September 2012, we told you about a lawsuit filed by Jamal Hunter against the City and County of Denver and individual law enforcers for failing to properly protect him before and after he says inmates scalded his genitals with boiling water and two deputies attacked him. Now, a judge has unseal ... More >>
Last night, the Denver City Council approved a $360,000 settlement over a 2009 incident at the Denver Diner, during which four women were billy-clubbed and maced by Officers Ricky Nixon and Kevin Devine, both of whom are still members of the department. Attorney Siddhartha Rathod, who has represente ... More >>
Contrary to what you read in the papers, the legal battle over the artist Christo's controversial "Over the River" project -- which involves suspending translucent, silvery fabric panels at intervals along a 42-mile stretch of the Arkansas River -- isn't about to go away any time soon. In fact, the ... More >>
A huge ruling in the lawsuit related to the 2009 billy-clubbing and macing incident at the Denver Diner. U.S. District Court Judge William Martinez has determined that the City of Denver can be put on trial for allegedly fostering a culture that tolerates police brutality and abuse. Reaction from an ... More >>
According to a lawsuit filed by Timothy Siaki, he was cuffed and forced to the floor by Adams County deputies because he wasn't responding to verbal commands -- which isn't all that surprising, given that he's deaf. There's much more in the suit, filed against Sheriff Douglas Darr on behalf of the c ... More >>
Where's the military when the chips are down?
When news broke last year that Earl Moore had been charged with a single count of arson for placing an explosive device in Southwest Plaza mall on the anniversary of the attack on nearby Columbine High School, locals feared he'd receive relatively light punishment. But no: Moore has been sentenced t ... 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 >>
CBS4Charley Garcia is gone from the Denver Manager of Safety's office almost as quickly as he came in. In March, then-mayor Bill Vidal had appointed Garcia, a former state public defender, to the post, making him the fourth person to hold it in a year. He replaced interim manager Mary Maletes ... More >>
Brian Hill.Righthaven LLC, which has filed oodles of copyright-infringement lawsuits here and in its home base of Nevada, is on a losing streak. First, Judge John Kane ripped the firm, which subsequently dropped a case against chronically ill, mildly autistic hobby blogger Brian Hill. Now, a ... More >>
Brian Hill.Last November, we failed to get MediaNews Group executive Sara Glines to comment on a copyright protection warning printed by the Denver Post -- and did so again after controversy flared over the Post's partnership with lawsuit machine Righthaven LLC and its targeting of chronicall ... More >>
Sara Glines.Last November, MediaNews Group vice president of field operations Sara Glines didn't respond to repeated interview requests about a series of lawsuits filed by Nevada's Righthaven LLC for unauthorized use of Denver Post content. Now, following controversy over a suit against autis ... More >>
Brian Hill.Earlier this week, amid a flurry of criticism and bad publicity, Nevada-based Righthaven LLC dropped its copyright infringement lawsuit against chronically ill, mildly autistic blogger Brian Hill for unauthorized use of a single Denver Post photo. But if the folks at the firm thoug ... More >>
Brian Hill.Update: Brian Hill, a chronically ill, mildly autistic North Carolina blogger sued by Nevada's Righthaven LLC for unauthorized use of a Denver Post photo, put his website, www.uswgo.com, in sleep mode while fighting the claim. But after Righthaven dropped the matter via a snippy di ... 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 >>
Block the vote. Mike Coffman, Colorado’s secretary of state and the Republican candidate for the 6th Congressional District seat, beat out Democratic rival Hang Eng this week in an election that Coffman himself supervised. Weird? Yes. A conflict of interest? Perhaps. And it’s one of several v ... More >>
From the week of 5/10/2007
Twenty years after Jim Stone first blew the whistle on Rockwell International, he got his day in court -- the Supreme Court.
Lawsuits against Rocky Flats, like plutonium, last forever.
Sleepytime Gorilla Museum gets back to the future.
Telluride lawman Bill Masters is no dope. So what turned him against the war on drugs?
At fifty, William Dean Singleton has dozens of newspapers and all the money he needs. But what about respect?
It's a mystery why Jerry Stevens can't get credit for his mystery-writing classes.
Denver's legal team takes a beating in a police-brutality case.
Brandon Marinoff may be Denver's most daring attorney. Just ask his clients -- the ones who haven't already been deported.
To win underwriting contracts, bond houses provide campaigns with free political pros--but taxpayers wind up carrying the load.
Pushing a $6 billion transit plan, RTD has met the enemy-- the RTD board.
Boeing considers sending the Rocky Flats criminal case back to square one.
When Paula Larsen feels wronged, she sues--and she never lets go.
A web of intrigue surrounds the high-stakes legal brawl between FACTnet and the Church of Scientology.
Colorado's cheap solution to prison overcrowding has cost inmates plenty. It could cost the state millions.
The state pours millions of dollars--and controversial social theory--into a prison for mentally ill felons.
A suit against US West over Robert Harlan's sexual behavior is thrown for a loop by a lawyer-plaintiff relationship.