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Carolyn Tyler Thursday, March 13, 2014

DENVER – The Colorado Court of Appeals today issued an opinion finding that Colorado Amendment 64, which decriminalized possession of one ounce or less of marijuana for personal use, applies retroactively to defendants whose convictions under those provisions were subject to appeal or post-conviction motion on the effective date of the amendment. The defendant in the case in question received probation for possession of methamphetamine, marijuana concentrate and less than an ounce of marijuana.

Carolyn Tyler Tuesday, March 4, 2014
DENVER —In recognition of National Consumer Protection Week, the Attorney General’s Office unveiled its list of the top ten consumer complaints of 2013. Consumers filed 8,654 complaints with Office’s Consumer Protection Section.
“The numbers tell us that every year Colorado consumers grow increasingly savvy of scams and fraud and the steps to take to report and stop abuse,” said Attorney General John Suthers.
Carolyn Tyler Monday, March 3, 2014
DENVER—Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office has filed a civil lawsuit against Apollo Credit Agency, Inc. and General Manager James P. Saddoris. The lawsuit was filed after Apollo’s clients contacted the Consumer Protection Section of the Office claiming they had not been paid on accounts placed with Apollo for collection. The Attorney General’s Office alleges that Apollo, as a licensed collection agency, was violating the Colorado Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (CFDCPA) by failing to remit payments it owed clients.
Carolyn Tyler Monday, February 24, 2014

DENVER —Colorado Attorney General John Suthers joins 41 other states attorneys general in submitting a letter to the ranking members of the United States Senate Judiciary and Commerce, Science and Transportation Committees, voicing support for federal legislation that will address patent trolls.

Carolyn Tyler Wednesday, February 19, 2014

DENVER — Late yesterday, Judge Dennis Hall of the Jefferson County District Court ruled on a series of motions regarding the Lower North Fork Fire. The judge granted motions by the state to dismiss all but the negligence claims that had been authorized by the General Assembly in the weeks immediately following the Lower North Fork wildfire. Judge Hall found that homeowners failed to allege facts and circumstances in support of other theories that would permit them to exceed limitations on claims contemplated under Colorado law.

Carolyn Tyler Wednesday, February 12, 2014

DENVER —The Consumer Protection Section of the Colorado Attorney General’s Office today announced it filed a civil lawsuit against Rocio Trujillo (03/16/1982) and her husband, Anthony Trujillo (09/07/1979) and several companies they operate for violating the Colorado Consumer Protection Act (CCPA). The complaint alleges that the Trujillo’s orchestrated a magazine telemarketing scam that victimized thousands of consumers. The elderly were specific targets.

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