Denver attorney Walter Gerash’s skill and flair for theatrics on behalf of causes and clients, including high-profile defendants, became legendary. He has died at 96.
Colorado public defenders launch union drive over workloads
If successful, the Defenders Union of Colorado would join unions in Minnesota and Pennsylvania to become one of the few public defense staff unions in the country
Opinion: Colorado employers should watch DaVita antitrust case with trepidation
The Justice Department’s announcement last week that it was bringing antitrust charges against DaVita Inc. and its former CEO Kent Thiry grabbed my attention for a reason different from what most others found compelling. The case was widely reported based on the high-profile local targets, but the case is built on a novel legal theory […]
Son of powerful Denver lobbyist Norm Brownstein is pardoned by Trump
The son of powerful Denver lobbyist Norm Brownstein was pardoned by President Donald Trump early Wednesday as Trump prepared to leave office. Drew “Bo” Brownstein, who ran a hedge fund, pleaded guilty in 2011 to making illegal stock trades a year earlier that netted him about $2.4 million. He was sentenced to spend a year […]
She and other Colorado law grads worried that a coronavirus bar exam was a bad idea. Then she tested positive.
Sydney Donovan felt fine. But ahead of a shoulder surgery scheduled for Friday, the recent University of Denver Sturm College of Law grad was required to get tested for the new coronavirus. On Monday she received a nasal swab fully expecting the results to come back negative. On Tuesday and Wednesday she sat for the […]
Opinion: Forced arbitration helps big companies but hurts Coloradans. Let’s even the playing field.
Individual Coloradans are at a serious disadvantage when trying to persuade corporations to address problems with products, services or hostile workplaces – especially when forced arbitration was hidden in the small print of purchase agreements or contracts. Why? Because arbitration is designed to favor corporations. I know this first-hand because I spent 12 years of […]
Nonprofit funds lawyers to defend news media in 5 states, including Colorado
By Travis Loller, The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A nonprofit press freedom group announced on Tuesday that it would provide pro bono legal services in five states to help local news organizations defend their right to gather and report the news. The Local Legal Initiative of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press […]