December, 2011

After Five-Week trial, Judge Rules Low Funding for Colorado’s Schools is Unconscionable

Congratulations to the School Finance Litigation Team. Last Friday, Denver District Court Judge Sheila Rappaport issued an order in the school finance litigation holding that Colorado’s system of financing K-12 education does not meet the “thorough and uniform” requirement of the Colorado Constitution. The case was a massive undertaking that involved a 5-week trial, 180 depositions and trial...

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Court Approves Settlement Granting Access to La Sierra

Congratulations to Larry Treece and his team of volunteers at Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber, and Schreck, LLP for successfully settling the Torcido Creek Road litigation. The settlement restores the right of the plaintiffs to use Torcido Creek Road to access La Sierra, a parcel of land in and around San Luis, Colorado that has been the subject of a decades-long “Taylor Ranch” litigation (Lobato v....

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