Posted inNews, Opinion, Opinion Columns

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 […]

Posted inCrime and Courts, News, Politics and Government

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 […]

Posted inCOVID, News

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 […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

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 […]