Litigation

Judge throws out D&SNG’s attempt to escape 416 Fire lawsuit

In a major blow to the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, a federal judge Monday threw out the railroad’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit in which the U.S. government is seeking $25 million for...

DATE: June 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

We asked, you answered: Should train pay for 416 Fire?

The federal government is seeking $25 million in damages from the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad to recover costs of fighting the 416 Fire that started when embers from a coal-burning...

DATE: July 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Properties connected to marijuana raid under foreclosure

Three Montezuma County properties associated with a recent marijuana raid have been put on notice for foreclosure, according to recent legal notices submitted to The Journal . The three properties...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rico-West Dolores travel plan gains another lawsuit

A travel management plan recently approved by the San Juan National Forest for the Dolores Valley now faces a second lawsuit – this time from environmentalists and Dunton Hot Springs. The Rico-West...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Lawyers discuss lawsuit in response to 416 Fire

Lawyers suing the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad said they seek to obtain just compensation for residents who suffered damages as a result of the 416 Fire, not kill La Plata County’s top...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

US agrees to pay tea party groups in suits over IRS scrutiny

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration has agreed to what a lawyer described as a “very substantial” payout to hundreds of tea party groups to settle a class-action lawsuit over the extra, often...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Winner sues Colorado lottery for millions over fixed jackpot

IOWA CITY, Iowa – A decade after Colorado engineer Amir Massihzadeh hit the lottery, two state agents visited him with stunning news: He was likely the only legitimate winner of a $4.8 million...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Measure to boost affordable housing killed in Denver

DENVER – A measure aimed at boosting affordable housing by reforming costly lawsuits against builders died Monday in a Senate Committee on a 5-2 vote. Senate Bill 157, , one of four bills...

DATE: March 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Coal boiler sparks federal lawsuit between Hesperus neighbors

A dispute brewing between Hesperus neighbors over a coal-fueled boiler prompted one to file a federal lawsuit this week in U.S. District Court in Denver. Robert Bridges and Karen Nakayama have...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Supreme Court to hear Montezuma County-Kinder Morgan tax case

The Colorado Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Montezuma County’s long-standing $2 million tax dispute with Kinder Morgan in March. Legal briefs from both sides were filed last year. After...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge orders Colorado electors to vote for Hillary Clinton

DENVER – Colorado’s nine electors must vote for Hillary Clinton because she won the state’s popular vote, a judge ruled Tuesday, effectively stopping the state’s electors from joining a long-shot...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Judge: Electors must vote for statewide winner

DENVER – A federal judge dealt a severe setback Monday to a longshot plan to deny Donald Trump the presidency through the Electoral College, refusing to suspend a Colorado law requiring the state’s...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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