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Former Bronco Asks to Delay Lawsuit Related to Attempted Murder Charges
A former Denver Broncos player facing attempted murder charges recently asked a Colorado court to delay a civil lawsuit until his criminal trial concludes, arguing that if the two cases proceed at the same time, each could encroach on his rights in the other.
James Eklund Launches New Firm
James Eklund, who played a key role in Colorado’s statewide water plan, is starting his own firm, Eklund Hanlon, focused on environmental, public policy, regulatory and legislative matters.
Colorado’s Public Health Order Enforcement
Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser has sent 34 cease-and-desist letters enforcing public health orders. The most recent letters were for a music venue and a horse racing facility.
Doug Bruce is Suing Denver
TABOR founder Doug Bruce is suing the City and County of Denver for seizing and selling two pieces of allegedly blighted property on which he held the first deed of trust.
Police Chief Responds to Detainment of Young Girls
On her first official day on the job, Aurora’s new police chief said “it was done wrong,” regarding the detainment of several girls who were in a car that police had incorrectly flagged as stolen. (Denver Post)
Tik-Tok Faces Class Action
Families of minors are filing a class-action lawsuit against Tik-Tok, alleging the company has stolen users’ data, including their facial characteristics, location and contacts.
NCAA Loses Bid to Suspend Athlete Pay Ruling
The NCAA failed in a motion asking the Ninth Circuit to suspend its ruling striking down caps on education-related compensation for college athletes.
ABA Passes Resolution on Qualified Immunity
The ABA passed a resolution calling for curtailing of the qualified immunity doctrine, which blocks civil lawsuits for police officers, among other government workers acting in their official capacity.
Prosecutor’s Husband Faces Charges for Waving Gun at Protesters
The husband of the Los Angeles District Attorney is facing charges for waving a gun at protesters near his home in March.
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