Colorado

402 ABA Journal Colorado articles.

He walked out of prison after 11 years—now the state wants him back

Robert Woodall and Stephanie Walker just invested in a new sofa. It is a wrap-around sectional, wide enough to fit them and their two sons, Robby and Lance, and perfect…

Justice Department probes alleged abuses on prison transport vans

The Justice Department has opened a preliminary investigation into allegations of abuse by the nation’s largest for-profit extradition company, according to a Colorado man who said he was recently contacted…

Mistakenly released inmate who won reprieve from judge is arrested by federal immigration agents

The future appeared bright for an inmate mistakenly released from prison in 2008 when a Colorado judge ruled Tuesday that he won’t have to serve the final 90 years…

Mistakenly released inmate won’t have to serve remaining 90 years, judge rules

An inmate mistakenly released from prison in 2008 won’t have to serve the rest of his 98-year sentence, a Colorado judge has ruled.

Chief District Judge Carlos Samour Jr. of…

Former prostitute wins $1.7M verdict against lawyer for privacy invasion

Jurors in Denver have awarded a woman $1.7 million in damages in her privacy invasion suit against a Colorado lawyer who exposed her secret life as a prostitute.

Suspended lawyer…

Racially discriminating statements in jury rooms are subject to scrutiny

A case about racial bias in the jury room would seem to have all the makings of a provocative and headline-grabbing decision. However, Peña-Rodriguez v. Colorado, a case containing just…

Court fees and restitution should be returned when criminal convictions are overturned, SCOTUS rules

When a criminal conviction is invalidated on appeal, the state is obligated to refund fees, court costs and restitution paid by the defendant, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered Wednesday.

The…

Federal judge goes out on a ‘lonely limb’ and blocks Colorado town’s ban on topless women

A federal judge in Denver has blocked enforcement of a Fort Collins ordinance that bars women, but not men, from exposing their breasts in public.

U.S. District Judge R. Brooke…

Trial ends for foreclosure law firm accused of conspiring to inflate prices

A lawyer for the state of Colorado argued last week that Colorado’s largest foreclosure law firm conspired with competitors and related businesses to fix prices and maximize profits.

The Denver-based…

Single-payer health initiative goes down in defeat in Colorado

Voters in Colorado overwhelmingly rejected a proposed law that would have established a single-payer health care system in the state.

On Tuesday, the proposed Amendment 69, or “ColoradoCare,” lost in…

Federal judge allows suit challenging female topless ban as equal protection violation

A federal judge in Denver is allowing a group called Free the Nipple to pursue their lawsuit challenging a Fort Collins ban on women exposing their breasts in public.

U.S.…

EEOC sues University of Denver law school for alleged pay discrimination

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Friday filed a lawsuit for alleged pay discrimination against the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

The suit says the average salary of…

Are theater massacre survivors on the hook for court costs in failed federal suit? No ruling yet

Updated: Settlement negotiations in a federal lawsuit filed by victims’ relatives and survivors of the Colorado theater massacre broke down earlier this year despite fears that the plaintiffs would be…

Judge imposes $1.8M in penalties for misleading law firm charges in more than 2,000 foreclosures

A Denver judge is imposing $1.8 million in penalties for two law firms’ false and misleading charges on title insurance in 2,291 foreclosures.

Judge Shelley Gilman found that lawyer Robert…

Federal judge considers suit seeking gender-neutral passport

A passport applicant who identifies as neither male nor female is asking a federal judge to direct the State Department to issue a gender-neutral passport.

On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge…

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