Miscellaneous

Pikes Peak Challenge

As I am not married, I have no children, my family and I are relatively healthy, and I am fortunate enough to have a rewarding job, loving boyfriend and fantastic family and friends…every now and then I start feeling just a little bit guilty about my level of freedom, security and flat-out luck. Everyone can…

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Annual Bachus & Schanker Walk Like MADD Family Day

On Saturday, August 2nd hundreds assembled at Sloan’s Lake Park in Denver, Colorado to participate in Mother’s Against Drunk Driving‘s 3rd Annual Walk Like MADD fund raising event. In spite of the record breaking, triple digit temperatures, spirits were high and the pace was brisk as attorneys and staff of Bachus & Schanker, along with…

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U.S. District Court Nominee Accused of Plagiarism

After almost a year, one of the few things that really stuck with me from my week-long law school orientation is that cheating is not acceptable. Well, of course, I knew that already, but in law school, it is really not acceptable.

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Denial by Design: US Government Avoids Compensation to Ill Workers

The Rocky Mountain News has launched a 3-part series on the plight of the workers who formerly worked to assemble the nation’s nuclear arsenal. Many of those individuals now have significant health problems, and the government has lied, concealed, and dissembled in a drive to avoid paying any form of compensation. During the Clinton administration,…

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When Fireworks Don’t Work

The Fourth of July is coming, along with all the traditions that make the holiday so immediately memorable, especially to children. There are barbecues, gatherings of friends and family, and of course, fireworks. I love fireworks as much as the next guy, probably a little more, but I’m not ignorant of the risk involved. On…

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Justice Delayed and Justice Denied

The Supreme Court issued a decision, reducing the punitive damages Exxon would have to pay as a consequence of their continued employment of a known drunkard who caused the catastrophic Exxon Valdez oil spill. Thus ends a long and storied battle over responsibility for a massive oil spill. In 1994, a jury awarded punitive damages…

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Record Breaking Flooding and No Insurance Coverage?

Flooding and no insurance coverage is about to become much more common in the Mississippi Gulf Coast. State Farm announced that it will not be renewing homeowners policies to those living within 1,000 feet of the beach and those between 1,000 and 2,500 feet will not be getting wind coverage renewed. Mike Chaney, the Mississippi…

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Tort Reformers Have a Problem

Tort Reformers have a problem. They can push through laws that limit damages by harping on the “litigation lottery,” but inevitably, people will start to realize that what those laws do is essentially declare “You, an individual citizen, cannot possibly be harmed more then this amount.” This statement doesn’t sit well with most people, since…

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Hit-and-Run Shocks Nation Part Two: What Would You Do?

Bystanders do nothing after a hit-and-run. A minute and a half clip showing the horrific hit-and-run of Angel Torres that aired on news programs and was attached to online articles has raised a lot of talk of society’s loss of morality. There are elements that are not known about the aftermath of the hit and…

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