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Special ed questions on Colorado charter school applications violate federal law, complaints allege

Education

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

Ski resort operator says Lexington Insurance paid virus claims in 2015 and 2018 but denied $200 million in 2020 COVID damage "simply because the claim is large."

Business

How one El Paso County bike crash is changing access to 14ers in rural Colorado

Mount Lindsey in the San Luis Valley is the latest fourteener to shut down in the wake of a court decision that made the Air Force liable for injuries to a cyclist

Outdoors

Class-action lawsuit alleges Colorado is failing at children’s mental health care

A similar lawsuit in Illinois forced that state to improve its mental health system for kids who qualify for Medicaid.

Health

Colorado Supreme Court declines to hear case challenging ski areas’ use of waivers to avoid lawsuits

Charlotte Redden appealed her argument against the blanket immunity provided to resorts in ubiquitous liability waivers to Colorado’s highest court, which declined to hear her case. “This is a tragedy for ski safety in Colorado,” said one lawyer.

Outdoors

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

The court rejected the argument that changes in tax law from the pandemic response entitled Anschutz and his wife to a refund

Politics and Government

Colorado’s health department argues it can’t be sued in whistleblower lawsuit tied to botched HIV program

Colorado’s former head of disease control, fired last summer amid the pandemic, alleges state health officials retaliated against him after he blew the whistle on financial mismanagement

Politics and Government

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

Anschutz and his wife, Nancy, claim that changes in the federal tax code made through the CARES Act entitle them to lower taxes in previous years

Politics and Government

Appeals court revives prisoner-release lawsuit against Colorado governor

The lawsuit was brought by lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of a group of inmates whose medical conditions made them more vulnerable to COVID-19 in May 2020

Politics and Government

Investors behind Idaho Springs gondola say they’re victims of fraud, sue loan broker and escrow agent

The Mighty Argo Cable Car group argues “fraud has been committed,” but promises the $32 million project to build a gondola resort complex will be completed

Business

Woman with dementia arrested over $14 theft sues Loveland Police Department

Karen Garner's lawsuit, which seeks unspecified damages, claims that no one sought medical help for her until about six hours after she was arrested

Crime and Courts

Lawsuit filed in Colorado school arrest of 11-year-old autistic boy

The lawsuit was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado

Education

Colorado will receive nearly $10 million from McKinsey in consultant’s settlement for role in opioid crisis

The settlement includes 47 states, the District of Columbia and five U.S. territories

Health

Federal prosecutors in Colorado, across the U.S. sue Walmart over role in opioid crisis

The Justice Department alleges Walmart violated federal law by selling thousands of prescriptions for controlled substances that its pharmacists "knew were invalid"

Crime and Courts

Colorado spearheads 35-state lawsuit accusing Google of operating a search-engine monopoly

Attorney General Phil Weiser is employing his experience in antitrust cases. This is the second major lawsuit announced this month that Weiser is helping lead against a tech company.

Crime and Courts

Colorado leads lawsuit from federal government, states accusing Facebook of “predatory” conduct

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser is on the executive committee of attorneys general conducting the probe

Business

National Park Service faces $270M wrongful death claim after gate decapitates Colorado woman

Claim says gate penetrated car of a Denver man and his new wife during a strong windstorm at Utah's Arches National Park.

Outdoors

Discount cigarette makers file federal lawsuit seeking to invalidate part of Colorado’s Proposition EE

The companies say the so-called minimum-price provision unfairly benefits premium tobacco brands, like Philip Morris USA, whose parent company, Altria, helped negotiate the language in the ballot measure

Politics and Government

Homeless challenge Denver encampment sweeps in federal court

The lawsuit names Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and other city officials and police officers as defendants but also Gov. Jared Polis for allegedly encouraging the sweep of an encampment of a park near the state Capitol this summer

News

After lawsuit from Colorado and other states, Utah asks Trump administration to delay decision on tapping Lake Powell

Utah cited the need to consider roughly 14,000 public comments on a draft environmental impact statement, released in June by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, for the Lake Powell pipeline project

Environment
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