Defamation and the #metoo movement

For the past two years, the #metoo and #TimesUp movements have seen increased media coverage of allegations of harassment and abuses of power. The rise in public allegations of serious misconduct comes with a rise in defamation suits against the … Continue reading

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Ways Colorado Lawyers May Respond Ethically and Publically to Negative Online Client Reviews

As more consumers post reviews of businesses online, more businesses are engaging reviewers and using the reviews as a form of business marketing. It is more common than ever to see business owners directly respond to reviewers, thanking reviewers for … Continue reading

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How to Handle a Bad Online Review

Part 1: Thinking before you act You run a small business. You have a social media presence with some followers, but you’re not a celebrity with millions of people following your accounts. Your business has a page on a few … Continue reading

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After Patterson v. James, Attorneys Must Be Careful about Suing Other Attorneys for Defamation in Colorado

On December 13, 2018, the Colorado Court of Appeals published its latest opinion on the litigation shield, which is an absolute privilege, and the strict privity rule. See Patterson v. James, 2018 COA 173. The opinion also addressed whether attorneys … Continue reading

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Concerning Smart Technology Innovations

Smart technology innovations are fun and exciting, but they can also be concerning. The Consumer Electronics Show, an annual large-scale tradeshow, is taking place this week in Las Vegas. The Consumer Technology Association, the owner and producer of the show, … Continue reading

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Case Brief: Hail v. Beaver Builders

In Hail v. Beaver Builders, the Colorado Court of Appeals held absent a contractual provision that creates a duty to use reasonable cybersecurity practices, a company whose poor cybersecurity practices increased another company’s risk of being harmed by computer crime … Continue reading

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2018 Changes to Colorado’s Data Privacy Laws You Need To Know

Many businesses regularly update their policies as laws regarding health insurance or wages change. But some are slower to create or update policies dealing with changes to data and privacy laws. Colorado recently passed an important law that affects many … Continue reading

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Title IX Updates

In August 2018, it became public knowledge that the U.S. Department of Education was considering releasing a set of revisions to policies about Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972. Title IX, the federal law that prohibits sex-based … Continue reading

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Why The New California Consumer Protection Act Matters to You

A Global Privacy Trend is Afoot Consumers are paying more attention to their privacy rights than ever before. Small businesses that handle consumers’ private data need to pay more attention too. During the past two years, the percentage of prospective … Continue reading

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Arizona’s New Data Breach Law Has Teeth

This summer, an updated data breach law will take effect in Arizona. Earlier this spring, Arizona governor Doug Ducey signed HB2154 into the law. Arizona’s Attorney General, Mark Brnovich, authored the bill “updating and strengthening Arizona’s data breach consumer protection statute.” … Continue reading

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