lawsuits

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

U.S. Supreme Court rejects Colorado appeal in excessive business fines case that AG says creates “huge loophole”

The case stems from the Colorado Department of Labor’s dispute with Dami Hospitality, which owns a hotel in northeast Denver and was fined $425,000 for letting its workers’ compensation insurance coverage lapse

News Primary category in which blog post is published

Judge rejects challenge to Colorado wildlife officials’ plan to kill black bears and mountain lions

Judge Robert McGahey, Jr., ruled that Colorado Parks and Wildlife biologists can continue with plans to cull mountain lions and black bears from the Piceance and Upper Arkansas River basins

Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published

Bankruptcy judge considers $1.3 million bonus for Purdue Pharma CEO being sued by Colorado

Craig Landau, a Purdue employee since 1999 who rose to the top job in 2017, is named as a defendant in lawsuits filed by Colorado, Massachusetts, five local governments and more than 100 hospitals

Outdoors Primary category in which blog post is published

Backcountry.com faces boycotts, social media backlash over trademark lawsuits. But the company remains mum.

Backcountry.com’s legal disputes are even broader than originally thought. One Colorado gearmaker is trying to take cover by buying wildsnow.com, the snowsports blog founded by the guy who coined the term “backcountry” back in the 80s

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

For months Colorado has quietly been in talks for another multibillion-dollar opioid settlement

Colorado is part of a $48 billion national opioid settlement framework between state and local governments and pharmaceutical companies Cardinal Health, McKesson, AmerisourceBergen, Johnson & Johnson and Teva

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado doctor challenges her firing from Centura Health over assisted suicide

Barbara Morris alleges Centura Health retaliated against her in violation of Colorado's assisted suicide law

Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado, other states say OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma should not pay bonuses

Purdue has said it needs to make bonus payments to keep employees and maintain operations at a time of high turnover

Sun Investigation Primary category in which blog post is published

A Colorado town removed its police chief and paid $50,000 to settle allegations against an officer. Then it hired a cop with past complaints.

Officials in the town of Springfield rebuffed multiple interview requests from The Colorado Sun made over several months, but a series of open records requests revealed a timeline of what unfolded