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LOCAL NEWS

Civil Rights Lawsuit Filed Against GEO Group
Civil rights attorney David Lane filed a lawsuit against GEO Group, saying the private prison company didn’t do enough to stop sexual assaults at a halfway house it operated.

Colorado Supreme Court Upholds Sentence, Despite Law Change
The Colorado Supreme Court upheld the sentencing for a man whose crime was reclassified to a lower-level crime while he appealed his case.

Colorado’s EV Conundrum
Colorado is expected to start selling more electric vehicles — which is right in time for the related the tax credits to decline.

Ritter Endorses Maillaro in 18th District Attorney Race
Former Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter has endorsed Democrat Matt Maillaro for 18th Judicial District Attorney. Current DA George Brauchler is term-limited.

The Legislature is Prepping for Coronavirus
The state Capitol is developing plans for a coronavirus outbreak and holding a special meeting today to discuss the virus and how the building could remain open to the public.

 

NATIONAL NEWS

Led Zeppelin Wins Copyright Dispute
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said Led Zeppelin did not infringe upon Spirit’s copyright for the song “Taurus” to create “Stairway to Heaven.”

Miami Heat Steps Up Defense in FMLA Suit
The Miami Heat is defending against an FMLA lawsuit brought by a former associate general counsel, who alleges she was fired for requesting maternity leave after adopting a newborn baby. (Corporate Counsel)

Coronavirus Shuts Down Law School Classes
Coronavirus concerns have shut down in-person classes at at least seven law schools in New York, California and Washington.

Litigation Funder Grows With BigLaw Backup
Litigation finance company Validity Finance has grown with the addition of a former Boies Schiller Flexner attorney to evaluate cases and a former Kirkland & Ellis patent trial lawyer as a senior investment advisor.

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