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

The global business consulting firm McKinsey & Company has agreed to a $573 million settlement over its role in advising companies on how to “supercharge” opioid sales amid the overdose crisis. Nearly $10 million of that money will go toward Colorado, according to Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser. “I applaud McKinsey’s decision to step forward, […]

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Colorado’s settlement with mobile home park operator could provide path for other tenants seeking justice

A Utah-based mobile home park operator must repay metro-Denver-area residents nearly $150,000 in wrongly withheld security deposits, arbitrary fees and improperly charged attorneys fees as the result of a settlement reached with the Colorado attorney general’s office last week. The investigation signaled a warning to other park managers that abuses that have frequently been the […]

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Colorado got $3.6 million from the Equifax breach. It’ll help start a rural college program to prevent this from happening again.

Colorado Northwestern Community College President Ron Granger blurted out the first thing that came to mind when he was asked in August what he would do for the school if he had the money: build a cybersecurity program. That was a pretty bold idea for a school serving a region best known for outdoor recreation […]

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

For more than a year, Colorado has been locked in a high-profile legal battle with Purdue Pharma that has been recently bogged down amid a bankruptcy filing and disagreements over the size of a settlement. In a separate case, however, the state could soon secure millions of dollars to fight the opioid crisis from five […]

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Cargill Meat, union reach $1.7M settlement with 138 Muslim workers at Fort Morgan plant over prayer accommodations

Cargill Meat Solutions and a union representing meat packers have reached a nearly $1.7 million deal to settle claims that 138 Muslim workers at its Fort Morgan plant were denied proper prayer accommodations and then wrongfully lost their jobs. The settlement was announced Friday morning. The 138 employees, many of them immigrants from Somalia, alleged […]