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Dominion Voting’s Eric Coomer files defamation lawsuit against Randy Corporon, Salem Media

A former executive at Denver-based Dominion Voting Systems filed a defamation lawsuit against conservative Colorado media figure Randy Corporon and conservative broadcaster Salem Media Group, which owns Denver radio station 710 KNUS, where Corporon hosts a show. The legal action by Eric Coomer over the weekend is similar to a previous lawsuit Coomer filed against […]

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Alterra Mountain Co. sues insurance company over $200 million in denied coronavirus losses claims

When viruses shut down ski operations at Canadian Mountain Holidays and Ontario’s Blue Mountain Resort in 2015 and 2018, Lexington Insurance Co. paid the resort owners $200,000 in business interruption claims.  But when the coronavirus pandemic shut down the two ski operations in March 2020 — and more than a dozen others owned by Denver-based […]

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Billionaire Phil Anschutz appeals dismissal of his lawsuit seeking $8 million Colorado tax refund

Colorado billionaire Phil Anschutz and his wife, Nancy, want a state appeals court to revive their lawsuit seeking a nearly $8 million tax refund. Phil Anschutz, who controls a vast business empire, has an estimated net worth of more than $10 billion. The Anschutzes argue that changes to federal tax law made through the CARES […]

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Judge rejects billionaire Phil Anschutz’s tax lawsuit, reveals how much money he wanted

A Denver District Court judge Thursday dismissed a lawsuit filed by billionaire Phil Anschutz and his wife, Nancy, seeking a nearly $8 million tax refund from the Colorado Department of Revenue. The Anschutzes argued that changes to federal tax law made as part of Congress’ 2020 pandemic response bill, the CARES Act, changed Colorado’s tax […]

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Colorado health chief says she “didn’t grasp” problem that led to huge HIV program cuts

Colorado’s top health official testified in Denver District Court this week that she failed to grasp the significance of a 2019 legal opinion that led to massive cuts in the state’s HIV prevention funding. Jill Hunsaker Ryan, executive director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment, said she didn’t understand the implications […]

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Billionaire Phil Anschutz and his wife are suing Colorado for a tax refund. How much they want is a secret.

Colorado billionaire Phil Anschutz and his wife, Nancy, are suing the Colorado Department of Revenue for a tax refund in a case that could have big financial consequences for the state. The couple argue that due to changes to federal tax law made as part of Congress’ 2020 pandemic response bill, the CARES Act, Colorado’s […]

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Judge dismisses ACLU lawsuit against Gov. Polis seeking to reduce prison population during COVID-19

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit demanding that Gov. Jared Polis take action to reduce Colorado’s prison population amid rising coronavirus cases.  The ACLU of Colorado was incorrect in suing Polis over matters that are more relevant to the Department of Corrections, Denver District Court Judge Kandace Gerdes wrote in the ruling handed down on […]

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Judge dismisses lawsuit seeking to hold up blue book printing over Gallagher Amendment language

A Denver District Court judge on Friday morning dismissed a lawsuit attempting to delay printing of the state-issued voter guide because of changes state lawmakers made to language describing the question on the November ballot seeking to repeal the Gallagher Amendment. Judge Martin F. Egelhoff declined to issue a temporary restraining order that would have prevented the […]