Civil

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

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

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