Consumer and Tort Issues
2/18/2011. As tax times nears, there's rallying for RALS. (refund anticipation loan facilitators).
05/02/2010. A Soup of Subjects. The rule of 78, medical marijuana dispensary licensing, and ghost committees.
04/11/2010. Colorado's New Warranty of Habitability.
01/24/2010. St. Joseph's. Implications of the new directive applied to several Denver hospitals, following their transfer to Catholic control.
4/4/2009. Egg Safety; Community Colleges Lose Gambling Money; Lottery Player Demographics.
11/29/2008. Unsafe Eggs, Secretary of State. Colorado's safety inspection system for eggs. Secretary of State's authority over Notary Publics, and Bingo & Raffles, should be transferred to Dept. of Revenue.
6/24/2008. Drug Costs and Generic Substitutes.
3/29/2008. Warranty of Habitability.
1/7/2008. Payback Loans.
11/16/2007. Taxi Licensing, Energy Credits, and DORA
9/19/2007. Deere Franchise. The John Deere company's plan to eliminate its small Colorado dealers violates Colorado law.
8/17/2007. Warranty of Habitability.
7/24/2007. SB 221 Car Dealers Board.
4/21/2007. Garnishment reform.
4/11/2007. Homestead law reforms.
1/11/2007. Car Dealers Board.
7/25/2006. Xcel Energy Vote in Denver.
7/14/2006. Xcel Two.
6/15/2006. Xcel Franchise Election in Denver.
2/15/2006. Mortgage Brokers.
10/26/2005 Price Gouging.
7/16/2005 Identity Theft.
10/14/2003 2004 Uniform Trust Code will hurt many
7/15/2003 Final action on collection agency law
6/27/2003 Payday lenders hit the jackpot
6/20/2003 Securities scam could return as part of Sunset, past history
3/25/2003 Securities bill is "sleeper" to hurt investors HB 1311
6/21/2002 SB 42 Musgrave bill on farmers killed, SB 219, Perlmutter Smith farmer bankruptcy bill passes
4/26/2002 HB 1334 Short checks
3/22/2002 SB 118 Sen. Epps Landlord tenant bill
2/14/2001 Commercial code changes affecting consumers (Charles Dickens) on repossession and exemptions. Ag supplier vs. bank
11/26/2000 DORA report on Collection Agencies for 2000
5/16/2000 Uniform Commercial Code bill killed. Transfer of power to Secretary of State hidden in bill.
5/7/2000 Central Indexing System, SB 65, reforms disastrous CBA indexing system. Fight with secretary of state over turf.
4/28/2000 Payday lender bill passes (Zimmerman gets dead fish).
1/21/2000 Payday Lenders in Colorado, SB 144
12/17/1999 Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act. Colorado Reporter story.
3/12/1999 SB 143, Colorado Consumer Protection Act being gutted by Democrat, loss of treble damages. Revamping of sections.
4/10/1998 Letter to Powers on protecting contractors; Romero on screwing medical board; Lamborn on Shooting ranges
3/20/1998 Colorado first congressional election invalid. Consumer advocate Esther Peterson remembered
9/5/1997 Local distributors seek to end out-of-state wine shipments through HB 1357 by Schauer, part of a national plan. Get ready for another therapeutic index bill in 1998 to reduce generic substitution on drugs. Is it needed?
5/2/1997 Kopel response to Minahan letter on raising interest rates to 45%
3/7/1997. Colo. Bar Assn pushes SB 91 nonprofit corporation act, What the bill does. HB 1237 is new partnership act. Universal Business Entity Act is coming in future.
2/21/1997 Two landlord/tenant bills, one good, one bad. SB 63, HB 1138. Background of previous landlord/tenant bills
1/31/1997 New money lender Fairlane coming to Colorado on automobile loans; faces competition from Household Finance
11/1/1996 Cost of copying health records
6/26/1996 Swimming with the Loan Sharks
7/22/1994 Corporation bill screws minority investors
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