Civil

Durango businesses hit with ADA lawsuits

A Florida man has filed dozens of lawsuits against small businesses across Colorado, including several in Durango, alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Santiago Abreu is a...

DATE: May 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawsuit accuses Purgatory Resort of gender discrimination

A former employee is suing Purgatory Resort, claiming gender discrimination. According to a six-page complaint filed last month in Denver federal court, two vice presidents at Purgatory told Meghan...

DATE: April 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado banks go to trial against developer over $4M in bad bonds

A two-week civil trial involving the purchase of more than $4 million in bonds linked to a failed real estate development is nearing an end this week in 6th Judicial District Court. Several local...

DATE: March 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge dismisses wrongful death lawsuit in Redwine case

A wrongful death lawsuit filed by the mother of Dylan Redwine against her ex-husband was dismissed because the case was filed after the statute of limitations expired. A wrongful death lawsuit must...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez police likely to face lawsuit in Make My Day case

A Denver attorney has confirmed that a civil lawsuit is likely against the Cortez Police Department in connection to a 2014 Make My Day criminal trial. In a 1,154-word letter dated Jan. 12,...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman injured at Durango rec center settles lawsuit for $10,000

Through its insurance company, the city of Durango will pay $10,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a woman who was injured by a piece of art that fell on her in August 2013 at the Durango Community...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango woman hit in head by art at the rec center settles lawsuit

A Durango woman who filed a lawsuit against the city of Durango after a piece of art fell on her at the Durango Community Recreation Center has settled her case. Shaohong Deng was watching her...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Supreme Court denies Gov. Hickenlooper’s request to weigh in on attorney general’s air-standards lawsuit

DENVER – The Colorado Supreme Court on Thursday denied a request by Gov. John Hickenlooper to weigh in on whether Attorney General Cynthia Coffman is within her authority to sue over federal carbon...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mercy’s parent firm settles Medicare billing complaint

Mercy Regional Medical Center was recently implicated in a False Claims Act allegation for violating Medicare billing requirements, a Department of Justice investigation revealed Friday. Catholic...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawsuit claiming DEA paid N.M. man in crack tossed

ALBUQUERQUE, – A lawsuit filed by a New Mexico man who says federal agents wrongfully supplied him with crack cocaine, reigniting his addiction to the drug, was dismissed Wednesday by a federal...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Judge denies N.M. drilling injunction

ALBUQUERQUE – A federal judge has rejected an effort by environmental groups to stall oil-and-gas development in northwestern New Mexico while they fight the approval of dozens of drilling permits...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

NYC bombing victim wins $5.4 million in settlement

An Appellate Division in Manhattan delivered a significant if incomplete victory Tuesday to a Durango woman who nearly died in the parking garage during the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. In...

DATE: July 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News