DENVER – Yesterday, U.S. District Court (SDNY) Judge Jesse M. Furman ruled in favor of the State of Colorado by sending its lawsuit against McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. (now known as McGraw Hill Financial, Inc.) and Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC (collectively, S&P) back to Denver District Court. Judge Furman ruled that Colorado’s case alleging violations of Colorado law should be handled by Colorado, not federal, courts.
DENVER —Colorado Attorney General John Suthers banded with 44 other state attorneys general today to announce a $105 million consumer protection settlement with GlaxoSmithKline, LLC (NYSE: GSK) to resolve allegations that the company unlawfully promoted its asthma drug, Advair®, and antidepressant drugs, Paxil® and Wellbutrin®.
DENVER – Based on a joint investigation with the National Insurance Crime Bureau, the Colorado Attorney General’s Office Insurance Fraud Unit today announced that Chiniece Carter (D.O.B. 11/24/86) pled guilty to stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from numerous insurance companies by filing fraudulent claims. She will be sentenced in Denver District Court on August 1, 2014 for violating the Colorado Organized Crime Control Act (COCCA) as well as committing forgery and theft and faces a 16-year sentence in the Department of Corrections.
Colorado Attorney General and Boulder District Attorney’s Offices Partner to Prosecute
DENVER – The Consumer Protection Section of the Colorado Attorney General’s Office today filed a lawsuit against a Colorado Springs convenience store, PoPo Wee Mart, LLC, its owner Jin Ju Kim (DOB 8/25/1957) and her husband Wanhee Lee (DOB 8/16/1957), for selling "spice." The defendants are accused of selling spice products in packages falsely labeled as “herbal incense,” “botanical sachet,” and “potpourri” knowing they were being sold for human consumption.
DENVER – Colorado Attorney General Suthers announced today that the Consumer Protection Section of his office filed a civil lawsuit against Orlando Martinez (D.O.B 09/26/43) and his Denver store, O’s Pipe & Tobacco for illegally selling “spice” products that contributed to an illness outbreak. The suit alleges that by selling spice products with deceptive labeling, Martinez failed to warn consumers that the contents contained dangerous and illegal synthetic cannabinoids.
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