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Can a police brutality victim still recover compensation even if an officer is not charged?

It isn’t uncommon for a law enforcement officer to walk away from a police brutality case without being criminally charged or reprimanded in any way. The fact is, it can be difficult to prove an officer’s behavior was unjustifiable. Although…
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Can a Colorado police officer be sued for applying force?

Police officers across the nation are permitted to apply force in certain situations, although they should always follow the use of force continuum. This means that if a police officer believes applying force is necessary in a particular situation,…
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Who pays for a wrongful death lawsuit in Colorado?

Denver, CO—The party who is responsible for causing someone’s untimely death is likely the party who will be held liable for providing the decedent’s surviving family members with financial relief. However, it could be someone different…
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Can an individual in Colorado sue for being assaulted by an officer in prison?

Denver, CO—Although individuals lose many rights when they are booked into jail or sentenced to serve a prison sentence, they do have a few rights that remain intact. Some of these include:   The right to serve time free from…
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How to sue a Colorado police department for emotional distress?

Individuals of the Denver, CO community rely on their police officers to protect and serve but there are times when a few bad apples are sent out into the workforce. While there are plenty of good police officers who follow the rules and guidelines…
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Can a family sue for funeral expenses after a wrongful death in Colorado?

Funeral expenses are one of many types of damages a family can sue for when their loved one’s death was caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongful act. When a loved one’s passing was unexpected, it can sometimes be difficult for their…
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Why do bus accidents occur, resulting in expensive damage claims in Colorado?

Colorado - March 4, 2021 Increased size equals increased risk. A bus is a large and heavy motor vehicle that can carry more than 10 passengers, including the driver.  Collisions involving the large, heavy vehicle compared to that of a passenger…
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What rights do Colorado nursing home residents have against nursing home abuse?

Colorado – March 4, 2021 Individuals who are living in a nursing facility, or assisted living home licensed by the state of Colorado have the same rights they would have as living in their own homes. In accordance with The Nursing Home…
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Unconstitutional conditions of confinement caused death of Saguache County man new lawsuit alleges.

Jailers ignored pleas from a man who was acutely suicidal and then failed to check on him for more than eight hours as the lone guard on duty entered phantom checks that he never performed. The man was discovered hanging from the cell bars the…
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Denver, Colorado, Officials Believe Fire that Killed 5 in Single-Family Home was Intentionally Set

A single-family home in the Green Valley Ranch neighborhood went up in flames on Wednesday night leaving five family members dead [Source: 4 CBS Denver]. Three other individuals managed to survive after they jumped from an upper floor. The house…
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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Colorado Man Who was Shot and Killed by a National Park Service Ranger

It was on March 21st when Charles “Gage” Lorentz was shot and killed by National Park Service (NPS) Ranger Robert Mitchell after an altercation broke out between the two [Source: Carlsbad Current Argus]. According to the news source, Lorentz…
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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against Walmart After Worker Dies from COVID-19 Complications

Although many stores and small businesses were initially shuttered as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Walmart was among a few other stores that remained open allowing consumers the opportunity to buy the food and home products they needed.…
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Colorado’s Governor Signs Executive Order to Reopen Investigation into the Death of Elijah McClain

Gov. Jared Polis made a bold move recently that challenged Adams County District Attorney Dave Young’s decision to not press criminal charges against the police officers Elijah McClain had contact with before going into cardiac arrest and…
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What does it mean to have a DBA?

DBA, which stands for “doing business as,” is the nickname you assign to your business. A DBA is also known as a trade name, fictitious name, or assumed name and is different from your company’s legal name. When you operate under a DBA,…
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Does the recent Supreme Court ruling open a door for LGBT workers to take legal action against discriminatory employers?

The United States Supreme Court delivered a momentous ruling in favor of LGBT rights on Monday, deciding that gay, lesbian, and transgender workers are protected by federal anti-discrimination law. The 6-3 decision means that LGBT employees…
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Doctors Allege Anti-Semitism at Colorado University School of Medicine near Denver.

  Nine doctors have accused the University of Colorado School of Medicine of anti-Semitism and age discrimination in a letter delivered to the Colorado University Board of Regents earlier this year.  The nine took the unusual step of…