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DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers today announced the filing of civil law enforcement actions against the two largest foreclosure law firms in Colorado.  In separate filings, the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Section charged The Castle Law Group, its principals and affiliated foreclosure-related businesses, as well as Aronowitz & Mecklenburg, its principals and affiliated foreclosure-related businesses with violating the Colorado Consumer Protection Act, the Colorado Antitrust Act, and the Colorado Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

DENVER— In recognition of National Military Consumer Protection Day July 16, the Consumer Protection Section of the Colorado Attorney General’s Office unveiled its list of the top military consumer complaints gathered during the second quarter of 2014. Unfortunately, service members are an attractive target for scam artists because they face a number of demands on their time and resources, including deployments. Since March 1, 2014, the Consumer Protection Section received 156 reports of fraud from consumers who voluntarily selected their military affiliation.

DENVER— The Colorado Attorney General’s Office is taking additional steps today to try to reach an expedited final resolution of the legal challenges to our state marriage laws while also bringing a measure of certainty and consistency throughout Colorado while that process reaches its conclusion. First, the State has appealed the decision of the Adams County District Court, which declared Colorado’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, directly to the state Supreme Court rather than to the Colorado Court of Appeals. 

DENVER—Today Boulder County District Court Judge Andrew Hartman denied the state’s motion for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction against Boulder County Clerk and Recorder Hillary Hall for issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The essence of Judge Hartman’s order is that even if the licenses are invalid, the state of Colorado suffers no irreparable harm from their issuance. Yesterday, Adams County Judge C.

DENVER—In a summary judgment order issued today in Adams County District Court, Judge C. Scott Crabtree found Colorado’s Constitutional ban on same-sex marriage violates the United States Constitution. However, like the 10th Circuit Court, the judge also stayed his ruling pending appeal finding that “a stay is necessary to avoid the instability and uncertainty which would result in the state of Colorado if the Court did not stay its ruling and for the orderly administration of justice.”

DENVER—Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced that Tri State Environmental Group and Aftermath Cleanup & Remediation Services, LLC, will pay fines totaling $1 million for failing to properly dispose of asbestos containing waste material (ACWM). The fine will be split evenly between the two asbestos abatement disposal companies. The owner of the companies, James Joseph Duran (D.O.B.

DENVER—Colorado Attorney General John Suthers filed a motion today with the Boulder County District Court seeking to stop the Boulder County Clerk and Recorder from issuing invalid same-sex marriage licenses while current Colorado law remains in effect. This action comes after attempts over the past several days to resolve this issue directly with the Boulder County Attorney and Clerk and Recorder were rejected.

DENVER—In an effort to quickly bring legal clarity to same-sex marriage issues in Colorado, this afternoon the Colorado Attorney General’s Office filed a motion with the support of the governor’s office and the Denver and Jefferson County clerks that would effectively suspend contentious litigation while higher courts consider the question. The motion acknowledges that the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals’ recent decision overturning laws similar to Colorado’s will apply to Colorado’s laws as well, if and when it becomes final.

DENVER – Today, U.S. District Court Judge Marcia S. Krieger has issued an order in the case known as Colorado Outfitters Association et al v. Hickenlooper, finding that gun laws passed by the Colorado General Assembly in 2013 are constitutional. Judge Krieger found that the ban on “large capacity magazines” exceeding 15 rounds and expanding mandatory background checks to recipients of firearms in some private transfers does not violate the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

DENVER – Today, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a 2-1 ruling finding Utah's ban on same-sex marriage to be in violation of the United States Constitution's guarantees of equal protection and due process. The 10th Circuit itself delayed the effect of its order pending resolution of the case by the United States Supreme Court. Subsequent to that decision, the Boulder County Clerk and Recorder announced Wednesday afternoon that the office would begin issuing same-sex marriage licenses.  

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