Civil

Lawmakers back coal mine, criticize Interior Department

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Several members of Colorado’s congressional delegation sent a letter to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell this week expressing concerns surrounding the Colowyo Mine. Environmental...

DATE: July 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Homeowners settle lawsuit over explosion

Karen and Timothy Kelley, whose house near Lemon Reservoir exploded Feb. 21, 2012, have settled a lawsuit they filed against Amerigas Propane, Mesa Propane and Creative Plumbing and Heating. The...

DATE: May 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Billions hauled in by state’s U.S. attorney

DENVER – Colorado U.S. Attorney John Walsh on Tuesday announced a collection of $5.3 billion in civil and criminal recoveries at a time when some are calling for asset-forfeiture reform. The...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

She’s there to help bold litigants

Anyone intrepid enough to take on judicial proceedings personally won’t get any legal advice from Lindsay Patterson, but she can steer litigants in the right direction. Patterson, the lone staff...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge dismisses claim against 9-R district

A 6th Judicial District judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a parent against Durango School District 9-R for disciplining his son. Judge Jeffrey Wilson on Wednesday dismissed the complaint of...

DATE: June 6, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Father sues 9-R over discipline

A parent is suing Durango School District 9-R for unspecified monetary damages as the result of disciplinary action against his son. Durango resident Robert Cikraji filed the lawsuit in 6th...

DATE: March 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pot ads silenced

Colorado marijuana retailers and a leading pot magazine are battling state regulations that prohibit marijuana advertising outdoors and on TV, radio and print outlets that may draw a young...

DATE: March 9, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas High School sued over injuries

A Durango woman is suing Animas High School for unspecified damages as the result of a fall in the school parking lot 15 months ago. Marina Muzzell alleges that on Nov. 8, 2012, at about 7 p.m.,...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Parents turn down $100M settlement

Since Erika Langhart died at age 24 after two heart attacks in 2011, her parents Karen and Rick Langhart have fought to have the product that they say killed her – NuvaRing – taken off the market....

DATE: Feb. 16, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mercury being sued by competitor

A competitor has filed a lawsuit against Mercury, alleging the Durango-based company uses “routine deceptive pricing practices” in the interchange fees it charges merchants. Heartland Payment...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Deadly car crash spurs lawsuit

A family involved in a triple fatal crash two years ago west of Durango is suing Toyota, saying the carmaker’s FJ Cruiser lacked a proper impact-management system, which caused it to burst into...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Worker, BP settle employment lawsuit

A lawsuit filed last year by a Durango man, who said BP falsely accused him of drinking on the job, has been settled out of court. The lawsuit filed by Larry Holland, a former contract worker for...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News