The Lawyer Ledger

The latest updates on business litigation, business, and appellate law.

COVID-19 and the Courts

  The world completely changed a few weeks ago. Colorado has implemented a stay-at-home Order and most non-essential businesses and schools are closed through at least April 30th.  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has determined that the virus is widespread in Colorado and a state of emergency has been declared. Many clients have questions…

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Colorado’s Anti-SLAPP Law

Colorado recently became the 31ststate to enact an Anti-SLAPP law. The Anti-SLAPP (strategic lawsuits against public participation) law is meant to quickly end lawsuits brought against people that exercise their 1stAmendment right to free speech. SLAPP lawsuits are used to intimidate someone into keeping quiet even though the plaintiff knows they can’t win the lawsuit. The…

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The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)

Voluminous consumer complaints about abuses of telephone technology—for example, computerized calls dispatched to private homes— prompted Congress to pass the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (TCPA), 47 U.S.C. § 227. Congress determined that federal legislation was needed because telemarketers, by operating interstate, were escaping state-law prohibitions on intrusive nuisance calls. The Act bans certain…

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Dissolving an LLC in Colorado

I’ve been a shareholder in a small business where we decided to part ways and dissolve the LLC. I’ve never been through a divorce. However, dissolving an LLC is probably similar – it can be contentious and fraught with disputes. Or, it can be an opportunity for those involved to realize it’s not working and…

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The Robot Lawyers are Coming

There was an interesting article in the Washington Post about a Silicon Valley start-up that is developing a law firm that will automate some of the routine tasks that lawyers perform. The firm is developing software using artificial intelligence that will automate certain routine but complicated legal tasks – like fundraising from venture capitalists and…

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Can a Non-Owner Become Liable for the Debts of an LLC?

There has been considerable litigation over the years regarding holding the owners of a company personally liable for the debts of the company even when the company is a properly established separate legal entity of a corporation or a limited liability company. These types of entities generally protect the owners from personal liability; however, when…

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