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—Colorado Attorney General John Suthers today announced a $550 million nationwide state-federal settlement with mortgage lender and servicer SunTrust Mortgage Inc. to remedy mortgage origination, servicing, and foreclosure abuses. To resolve past SunTrust abuses, some Colorado borrowers are now eligible for $4,448,533 in principal reduction loan modifications, refinancing for underwater mortgages, foreclosure payments and other relief.
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.
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