News & Press Releases

DENVER— A popular telephone scam targeting older citizens has taken a threatening new twist.  The grandparent scam is often perpetrated when an older adult is called by someone pretending to be a grandchild or relative. The caller may claim they were arrested in a foreign country for drunk driving or were involved in a car accident.  They ask the potential victim to send money so they can return home safely and not to tell anyone so they don’t get into more trouble. 

DENVER—The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit rejected Apple Inc.’s challenge to the ruling in State of Texas, et al. v. Penguin Group (USA) Inc., et. al.  The appellate court affirmed the lower court’s finding that Apple conspired with several publishers to set prices on eBooks, an agreement that raised prices for consumers.

U.S. Supreme Court Remands Kerr v. Hickenlooper to Lower Court

DENVER—The U.S. Supreme Court today vacated the decision by the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Kerr v. Hickenlooper, a lawsuit challenging the Colorado Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR) under the U.S. Constitution’s Guarantee Clause. The Attorney General defended the case in the trial court and on appeal to the Tenth Circuit. 

DENVER—The United States Supreme Court this week rejected a legal challenge to Oklahoma’s capital punishment method in Glossip v. Gross, a lawsuit seeking to ban the use of Midazolam as the preliminary drug in the three-drug lethal injection protocol. The Colorado Attorney General’s office joined 13 other state attorneys general in an amicus brief supporting Oklahoma. The Alabama Attorney General’s office authored the brief; other states signing on to the brief included Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming.

DENVER—The Colorado Supreme Court this week ruled against a Douglas County Board of Education program that allowed 500 students from the Douglas County School District to use state  funds to help pay tuition at participating private schools of their choice. 

DENVER—Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman along with twelve other Western states and state agencies filed a lawsuit seeking to vacate U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules defining the “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) under the Clean Water Act. 

DENVER—Today, a Wyoming federal judge granted a request by four states— Colorado, North Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming—to prevent new hydraulic fracturing rules issued by the federal Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”) from going into effect tomorrow.

DENVER—This spring, Colorado has experienced extreme weather, leaving many homeowners with costly damage from water and hail. Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman is reaching out to homeowners to warn them of phony home repair contractor scams. 

DENVER—Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman announced today that her office has sent out checks totaling approximately $450,000 to homeowners who were improperly charged posting and title foreclosure costs by the former foreclosure law firm The Law Office of Michael P. Medved. Homeowners were overcharged by having to pay the law firm’s fees as part of making their mortgage current when they stopped their foreclosure through cure or reinstatement.

DENVER—Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman and Solicitor General Frederick Yarger today accepted the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) “Best Brief Award” at the organization’s 2015 summer conference in San Diego, California. NAAG exists to “create an environment of cooperative leadership” among attorneys general and to “facilitate interaction among (them) as peers.”


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