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Four Black girls, detained by Aurora police at gunpoint, file lawsuit

One of the girls' mother, who was driving the vehicle when the group was stopped by police, is also a plaintiff in the case.

Crime and Courts

Denver-based Dominion Voting System sues Rudy Giuliani over election claims

The lawsuit seeks more than $1.3 billion in damages

Politics and Government

Emails show negotiations involving Colorado governor, cigarette giant that led to tobacco tax hike

The emails obtained by The Sun were included in lawsuits filed in Denver District Court and federal court against Gov. Jared Polis and backed by the discount cigarette company Liggett Vector Brands Inc. seeking to invalidate a minimum-price clause in Proposition EE

Politics and Government

Peace in powder as snowcat operator drops lawsuit targeting former guide’s book about Buffalo Pass

Beacon Guidebooks’ upcoming guide to Buffalo Pass will not include names of runs and locations created by Steamboat Powdercats, which argued the titles were “trade secrets.”

Outdoors
Steamboat Powdercats has settled a lawsuit against a former guide, arguing he is using the company's "trade secrets" in an upcoming guidebook on snowmobile-accessed skiing on Buffalo Pass. The area has seen an increase in the number of skiers using snowmobiles to access remote snowfields. (Provided by Steamboat Powdercats)

Backcountry.com mostly delivering on reparations one year after trademark bullying

The e-commerce giant is still working with brands and businesses targeted in lawsuits for using the word “backcountry,” including by supporting scholarships for avalanche education and guide training

Outdoors

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

Opinion: Colorado’s small business owners need protection from COVID lawsuits

Opinion Columns

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

Postal Service says it has already delivered to Coloradans 75% of its flyers containing incorrect mail-in voting information

The USPS says, additionally, more than 200,000 postcards -- or about 10% of the total printed -- are in the process of being delivered and are already commingled with other mail

Politics and Government

Marlboro’s owners negotiated Colorado’s proposed tobacco tax hike — and it could help them dominate the cigarette market

The ballot question, if approved by voters in November, would require a pack of cigarettes to be sold for no less than $7 starting in January. That could effectively hand more market share to Altria.

Politics and Government

EPA settles lawsuit with Utah over Gold King Mine spill

Utah’s lawsuit was one of several legal claims filed over the incident, but no other settlements have been reached, the EPA said Wednesday

Environment

Colorado attorney general sues Juul, claims vape company marketed to kids and downplayed health risks

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser has been investigating Juul for about a year. His office worked with state health officials and a Denver-area school district on the probe.

Crime and Courts

Opinion: Forced arbitration helps big companies but hurts Coloradans. Let’s even the playing field.

Opinion Columns

Silverman: Under Colorado law, it matters a lot where you fall on an icy sidewalk

You know the nearer your destination The more you're slip slidin' away -- Paul Simon, Slip Slidin’ Away

Opinion Columns

Taxpayers are only covering Democrats’ legal fees in a partisan Colorado legislature lawsuit. Republicans say that’s unfair.

The case has cost taxpayers $40,000 and counting, more than half of which was appropriated without necessary lawmaker approval

Politics and Government

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

Politics and Government

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

News

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

Crime and Courts

Opinion: Justice comes in many forms. Here’s how wrongs can be turned into good policy and laws.

Opinion Columns

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

Outdoors
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