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Securities lawsuits being addressed by U.S. Supreme Court

Depending on a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court, class-action securities lawsuits may be more difficult to bring. For the past 25 years class actions have been allowed based on the presumption that share prices can be affected by corporate acts. This presumption is now being challenged by Halliburton Co.

Stadium operators face lawsuit over construction fees

Denver Broncos fans may have heard of a recent dispute regarding the venue for final game of the NFL post season. During the week of Super Bowl XLVIII, the company that handled the installation of turf for the big game's 2014 stadium has sued UBU Sports, an entity that includes New Meadowlands Stadium Co. LLC and Dalton, Georgia-based Turf Industry Inc., for allegedly not paying the full amount due in the contract. UBU Sports is now face an impending lawsuit regarding the contract disputes.

Colorado realtor files counter suit against Fannie Mae

A real estate broker in Denver has filed a counter claim in response to a lawsuit against her, which was levied by Fannie Mae. According to reports, a contract with the broker, who received assignments from the federally-sponsored company, was terminated, and the company filed the lawsuit to affirm that the termination was lawful. In her response and counter claim, the broker asserts that the termination of her contract occurred as a result of her attempt to notify Fannie Mae of a number of alleged ethics issues.

RTD sued by Denver International Airport for $53 million

The Denver International Airport has sued the Regional Transportation District for $53 million following a contract dispute. Although both entities have been working together on the South Terminal Redevelopment Program, there is a disagreement about who should pay for it. According to information revealed from the recent lawsuit, the disagreement was first brought to a mediator in May of 2012.

Settlement in Martha Stewart Living dispute

Colorado consumers may have heard that Macy's has announced a settlement to its lawsuit against Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. The companies said that the accord in the contract dispute would not materially affect their businesses, and that they looked forward to a continuation of their successful partnership. However, Macy's said that its related lawsuit against J.C. Penney was not affected by this settlement and would move forward.

Colorado business accused of $31 million fraud

A Colorado Springs investment group is under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission for possibly defrauding investors out of more than $31 million. The 59-year-old CEO faces accusations of falsely representing his company and promising nearly a five-fold return on investments. The SEC claims that he took the money from investors and spent it on himself for high-dollar items. Several other codefendants, all from out of state, are also named in the business litigation lawsuit.

FMLA controversy

Colorado businesses may be interested in a current dispute involving the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, which entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons. A Pennsylvania company is now involved in business litigation from an employee who had asked for time off to care for her fiance, who had cancer. The company granted the request, but the employee didn't use all of the 12 weeks allowed and requested to take the remaining allotted time off in the following calendar year.

Firm pleads guilty to insider trading

Colorado investors might be interested in a case brought against a prominent hedge fund group. The fund will plead guilty to charges of securities fraud, according to reports. The plea will be the end a federal court case that arose from a 6-year investigation into business transactions that allegedly involved insider trading.

Venture mining operation triggers legal action

In 2004, a Colorado business owner began a gold mining operation that attracted investors with millions of dollars. Investors provided their funds for gold mining operations that involved drilling holes into Tenderfoot Hill in Colorado Springs. Investors are now concerned that the owner is not actually using investment funds for the operation of the gold mines but that he is instead using them for his personal gain.

Colorado tire recycler sentenced, fined on fraud charges

The Colorado attorney general announced that the president of tire recycler Colorado Tire Solutions admitted to filing fraudulent claims of waste tire tonnage. Accused of this fraud, the man pleaded guilty on Sept. 5 to one count of possession of a forged instrument and one court of forgery. The court sentenced him to 10 days in jail and two years of probation. He will also have to reimburse the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment for $17,189, and his company was ordered to pay the Colorado Environmental Crimes sampling fund a $10,000 fine.

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