Civil

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

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

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