Fine Print Forfeits Your Rights

The Alliance for Justice has released a documentary, “Lost in the Fine Print,” which provides both an overview of the common use forced arbitration clauses, and three examples of the human impact of its unfairness. Narrated by former Labor Secretary and genuine American hero Robert Reich , the film exposes how forced arbitration is thrust […]

October 23 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
Category Consumer Rights
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Caps on Damages Cut Texas Jury Award

A Texas judge cut a $73 million verdict recently awarded to a plaintiff in a transvaginal mesh lawsuit filed against Boston Scientific Corp. to $34 million. According to court documents dated October 2, Texas District Court Judge Ken Molberg cut the plaintiff’s punitive damage award to $11 million. . Judge Molberg applied the Texas cap […]

October 21 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
Category Legal Myths
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Protection from Construction Defects or More Condominiums?

Several metro communities complain that Colorado’s law on construction defects has eliminated new construction on affordable housing. And many are considering following Lakewood’s example by passing a local ordinance which eliminates some of the provisions protecting consumers. Last Monday, amid a crowd of protestors, the Lakewood City Council met and passed the ordinance which gives […]

October 18 / 2014

Corn Mazes and Hayrides Provide Real Frights

The wide popularity of Halloween has spawned corn mazes and hayrides in every part of the country where you can find a corn field. And most of the attractions offer great fun, haunted hayrides typically take passengers through wooded areas or fields where “actors” dressed as vampires, witches, ghouls and other types of Halloween creatures […]

October 13 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
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Hikers in High Country Missing

The Colorado ski resorts are celebrating the overnight snowfall, but two missing hikers may be ill-prepared for the change in weather. The Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office received a report of two overdue hikers from the area of the Maroon Bells Wednesday evening around 10 p.m. and have been searching for the pair. Members from Mountain […]

October 10 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
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State A.G. Responds Promptly to US Supreme Court

Colorado Attorney General John Suthers on Monday said all 64 county clerks must begin issuing same-sex marriage licenses after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear all appeals on gay marriage bans. Suthers’ announcement is an abrupt and unexpected resolution to the legal battles in Colorado, including the attorney general’s previous successful efforts to stop […]

October 07 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
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