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Denver doctor settles opioid wrongful death lawsuit as statewide attention to painkiller addiction increases
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A Denver doctor this week settled a lawsuit alleging he caused a mother’s accidental opioid overdose by prescribing too many pain medicines, and experts say the agreement is a sign that legal attempts to address the opioid crisis increasingly may be focused on individual medical providers rather than big drug companies. Dr. Andrew Hong settled […]

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Family of man killed during fight with Aurora police considering lawsuit; body camera footage shows extensive fight for the first time
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A day after the Aurora Police Department released a gut-wrenching video of a fatal fight between a Navy veteran and officers, the man’s family is considering suing the agency over his death at the hands of officers. Family photo via attorney Mari Newman David Baker “We’re investigating,” said Mari Newman, an attorney with the well-known […]

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Boulder police officer who arrested black man filming now named in excessive force lawsuit
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The Boulder police officer whose arrest of a black man filming an interaction between homeless people and officers is the subject of an independent review has now been named in an excessive force lawsuit by a woman who said the officer shoved her while she was filming an arrest in 2018. Officer Waylon Lolotai Officer […]

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Colorado joins 43 other states in lawsuit alleging generic drug manufacturers conspired to inflate prices
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Colorado is one of 44 states that filed a lawsuit Friday against generic drug manufacturers alleging they violated state and federal laws by conspiring to fix prices and stop competitors, resulting in generic drug costs significantly going up. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Connecticut, alleges that 20 pharmaceutical companies — including Teva […]

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Lawsuit by slain Park County deputy’s family and injured deputies in Martin Wirth shootout tossed
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A federal judge summarily dismissed a civil lawsuit against the Park County Sheriff’s Office filed by two wounded deputies and the family of a Park County deputy killed during a shoot out with police-protester Martin Wirth. The 2016 lawsuit by the family of Nate Carrigan and deputies Kolby Martin and Travis Threlkel, who were injured […]

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Coroner, buyers should have known Colorado funeral home wrongly sold body parts, lawsuit claims
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A hospice service, the local coroner, transportation companies and body-buyers across the country knew or should have known that a Montrose funeral home, now under FBI investigation, was illegally selling bodies, according to a new lawsuit. Joe Amon, The Denver Post The empty Sunset Mesa Funeral Directors & Donor Services building on Oct. 24, 2018, […]

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Unwanted massages, vulgar comments, predatory undersheriff led to sex discrimination at Lake County Sheriff’s Office, lawsuit says
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A former Lake County undersheriff found a picture of a dispatcher’s lacerated breast in a domestic violence case file and pulled her aside to show it to her. Summit Daily Fernando Mendoza Fernando Mendoza, the then-undersheriff, laughed and said he “got to see her boobs today,” according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District […]

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Shanann Watts’ family files wrongful death lawsuit against Christopher Watts, who murdered her and their two children
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The family of the Frederick woman and her two small daughters slain by Christopher Watts filed a lawsuit against the murderer seeking money for the pain and suffering of losing their loved ones. Sandra and Frank Rzucek filed the wrongful death suit against Watts in Weld County District Court on Nov. 19, the same day […]

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Shanann Watts’ family could secure estate with slayer statute, or civil lawsuit if no conviction
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In Colorado, the slayer statute would prevent Christopher Watts from benefiting from his wife’s estate if he is convicted in her murder. But, if he is found not guilty, his wife’s family still has legal options it could pursue against him. RJ Sangosti, The Denver Post Frank Rzucek the father of Shanann Watts, left, and […]

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Colorado Springs pays $2.5M to female officers to settle physical fitness test lawsuit
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Christian Murdock, The Gazette Colorado Springs police fitness test discriminated against women, judge rules in lawsuit. The city of Colorado Springs has approved a $2.5 million settlement for 12 female police officers who say their careers were harmed by a physical aptitude test that discriminated against women. The agreement comes six months after a federal […]

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