Articles by Ivan Moreno

Local Governments in Wisconsin Sue Opioid Drug Makers

Nearly two dozen Wisconsin counties say in a federal lawsuit that “nefarious and deceptive” marketing campaigns from pharmaceutical companies are responsible for the nation’s opioid overdose epidemic. The lawsuit filed Nov. 7 says local governments’ health and law enforcement services …

Mars’ Trademark Suit Against Wisconsin Chocolatier Dismissed

A federal judge on June 30 dismissed a lawsuit from candy maker Mars Inc. against a Wisconsin woman the company claimed violated a company trademark with chocolates she makes. The McLean, Virginia-based company filed the lawsuit in its home state …

Residents Assess Damage After Night of Tornadoes in Central U.S.

Residents of an Oklahoma subdivision and a Wisconsin trailer park that were leveled by deadly tornadoes sifted through what remained of their homes and possessions Wednesday, even as forecasters warned of another round of powerful storms on the horizon. The …

Colorado Law Targets Frivolous Patent Lawsuits

Colorado will start prosecuting so-called patent trolls, businesses and individuals who falsely claim to have the rights to an idea or product so they can intimidate inventors and companies into doling out money to settle or avoid lawsuits. A bill …

Colorado Schools Liable For Violence Under New Law

Legislation to allow lawsuits against Colorado schools when there are shootings or other violence was signed into law this week by Gov. John Hickenlooper. With the law, Colorado will be among a few states that allow school lawsuits for cases …

Colorado Bills Would Allow Shooting Lawsuits and Study School Violence

Colorado schools could be sued for shootings under legislation introduced Friday by state lawmakers who say they are sending a directive to education officials to do more to keep students safe. “It’s about holding them liable for providing a direct …

Nearly $200M More For Colorado Flood Recovery

Colorado is getting an additional $199 million from the federal government to help communities devastated by September’s historic floods, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced Friday. The funds from HUD will help with housing and infrastructure repairs …

Homeowner Fees Recommended To Address Colorado Fires

Colorado homeowners living in high-risk wildfire areas should be charged fees, and officials need to adopt statewide building requirements to address destructive fires, according to recommendations Monday from a group convened by Gov. John Hickenlooper. The recommendations seek to shift …

Colorado Flooding: The Silver Lining

Surging waters in Colorado swept away barns, silos and fences and left houses covered in mud in this northern agricultural town. The flood waters were so powerful they uprooted irrigation pipes and spread them around the fields here, leaving lakes …

Colorado Lawmakers Consider Worker Discrimination Claims

A proposal to increase legal remedies for employee discrimination at small businesses in Colorado got initial approval by House Democrats on Wednesday, drawing strong opposition from Republicans who argue it will hurt employers. Democrats say the bill’s goal is to …