Civil

Montezuma County-BLM water dispute lives

Two Montezuma County landowner groups and the county itself have told a water-court judge they’re not anywhere near settling a dispute over water claimed by the Bureau of Land Management. The heart...

DATE: May 28, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jury grants Durango woman $235 in dog-shooting case

A Durango woman was awarded $235 by a jury after she sued a man for shooting and killing her dog, which ran onto the man’s property and killed two of his chickens.Devon Pollack left her dog, Bula,...

DATE: May 3, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman sues for fall at market

An Arizona woman is suing Albertsons after slipping and falling inside the Durango store.The plaintiff, Carrie LePiors, is seeking in excess of $100,000 to cover medical expenses and pain and...

DATE: April 9, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pagosa man seeks $4M in lawsuit

A Pagosa Springs man is seeking more than $4 million in damages for injuries he suffered in 2009 while working at a construction site. A three-week trial is under way in 6th Judicial District Court...

DATE: March 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Home gas explosion prompts civil lawsuit

A La Plata County family that survived a home explosion last year north of Lemon Reservoir has filed a civil lawsuit against several gas companies that installed or serviced a propane system at the...

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

Woman sues train for fall

A 77-year-old Texas woman who fell and injured herself while disembarking from the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is suing the train for negligence.The incident occurred July 27, 2011,...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

BP stands by its dismissal of contractor

BP has denied any wrongdoing in ending its working relationship with a contract employee who reported a safety violation last year in La Plata County.Larry Holland, the former contract worker for...

DATE: July 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

This unauthorized mine road will cost man $80,000

A San Juan County landowner accused of building an illegal road near Silverton has agreed to pay $80,000 for reclamation.Federal land officials said Andrew VanDenBerg constructed a mile-long road...

DATE: June 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rivergate Lofts loses $1M judgment in lawsuit

The developers of a condo project in south Durango were ordered Thursday to pay $1 million to an insurance company that forked over a large sum stemming from design and construction flaws with the...

DATE: May 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ariz. couple, city officials settle suit

A part-time Durango couple have settled a $3 million civil-rights lawsuit they filed against city officials.Under terms of the agreement, Tony and Linda Hollars, of Tucson, Ariz., will receive no...

DATE: April 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Spiritual-music band sues Durango Herald

Members of a spiritual band are suing The Durango Herald, accusing its Arts and Entertainment Editor Ted Holteen of sending an allegedly threatening email to the group’s booking agent prior to a...

DATE: March 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sour development deal settled in court

Jurors on Thursday awarded about $130,000 in damages to two investors of a failed development, but they returned close to that same amount in a counter lawsuit.It was the conclusion of a four-week...

DATE: April 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News