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Annie Skinner Monday, April 2, 2018

DENVER— Today Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman announced that her office has filed an opening brief in the Colorado Supreme Court in the case of Martinez v. Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. Attorney General Coffman and the Colorado Oil and Gas Commission are asking the Court to review a Court of Appeals decision which would dramatically change oil and gas regulatory review under the Oil and Gas Conservation Act (the "Act").

Annie Skinner Wednesday, March 28, 2018

DENVER – Today, Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman announced that, in light of a lawsuit filed by Colorado and 19 other States, the federal government has agreed to reconsider rules adopted during the Obama administration that restrict property owners’ use of land.

Annie Skinner Tuesday, March 27, 2018

DENVER—Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman today announced that her office has reached a settlement on behalf of the State of Colorado with various tobacco companies over disputes relating to the 1998 Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement (MSA). Under the settlement, Colorado will receive a lump sum payment of approximately $107 million on April 19, 2018. This payment is in addition to the annual MSA payment of approximately $75 million that the State will receive the same day.

Annie Skinner Monday, March 26, 2018

Bipartisan group of 37 Attorneys General tell Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to turn over information on Facebook’s business practices and privacy protections

DENVER – Today, Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman announced that she has joined a bipartisan coalition of 37 state and territory Attorneys General in sending a letter demanding answers from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg about the company’s business practices and privacy protections.

Annie Skinner Wednesday, March 14, 2018

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.

Annie Skinner Tuesday, March 13, 2018

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.

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Annie Skinner Friday, May 18, 2018

The Bayfield Marshal's Office received the Colorado Law Enforcement Agency of Excellence Award on Friday night at a dinner honoring local law enforcement in Bayfield.
https://pinerivertimes.com/articles/63626

Annie Skinner Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Colorado will receive $107 million next month from Big Tobacco, the latest payment related to the 1998 settlement between cigarette companies and multiple states.
https://www.denverpost.com/2018/03/27/colorado-tobacco-settlement/

Annie Skinner Tuesday, March 27, 2018

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- A new report shows Mesa County has a higher rate of suicide than the state average. Now, the District is meeting with Mesa County Public Health to figure out trends, and hopefully decide on solutions.
http://www.kjct8.com/content/news/D51-Health-Dept-collaborating-to-find-trends-solution-to-suicide-478106743.html

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