DENVER— Today, Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman announced that she has joined a bipartisan coalition of 56 states and territories urging Congress to end secret, forced arbitration in cases of workplace sexual harassment. Too often employees are required to sign employment contracts containing arbitration agreements mandating that sexual harassment claims be resolved through private arbitration instead of the judicial process. The secrecy surrounding these proceedings can protect serial violators and provide inadequate relief to victims.
DENVER—Today Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman announced that the Statewide Grand Jury has indicted Shannon P. Murphy on five counts of securities fraud. Murphy is accused of soliciting and accepting investment opportunities into companies Epic Mineral Resources, Inc. (EPIC), Murphy Mining International, LLC (MMI), and Murphy Mining and Exploration, LLC (MME). Murphy represented to investors that their investment funds would be used for mining operations and would pay substantial returns.
DENVER- Below is a statement from Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman on the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision in School District No.1 v. Masters:
Debt Collectors are the top complaint once again
DENVER- Today in recognition of National Consumer Protection Week, the Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman unveiled her list of the top ten consumer complaints of 2017. During the 2017 calendar year, consumers filed 9,146 complaints and inquiries with the Consumer Protection Section of the Office of the Attorney General, a 5% increase over the 2016 total.
DENVER- Today Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman announced that she and 40 other States, two Territories and the District of Columbia have filed an amicus brief in the United States Supreme Court, supporting the State of South Dakota in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., No. 17-494. The Colorado Attorney General’s Office is lead counsel for the coalition seeking to overturn an outdated rule preventing States from requiring out-of-state online retailers to collect the sales tax that is owed on retail goods.
DENVER, CO- Below is a statement of support from Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman for Senator Grantham’s plan to address sexual harassment allegations:
“Sexual harassment is always wrong. It has no place in any work environment and most certainly not in our Capitol. Our lawmakers hold the public trust and must be held to the highest ethical standards. Behavior that demeans and disrespects people is not acceptable. Sexual harassment has long lasting consequences for the victims and victims must be given a voice.
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Attorney General in the News
The Colorado Attorney General’s Office has launched a statewide initiative aimed at reversing the trend of opioid drug overdose deaths in Colorado.
GRAND JUNCTION (KJCT) -- Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman visited Grand Junction today to tour the Western Slope Center for Children and to discuss how to cut down on instances of child abuse, particularly sexual assaults of children.
Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman is leading a massive effort to lower the rate of drug overdose deaths in Colorado, and the latest push includes 2,500 doses of preventative medicine and training to the hardest-hit areas, including Mesa, Delta and Ouray counties.