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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Data Scraping, Social Networking Sites, and Computer Fraud and Abuse

The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act is a federal law Congress enacted in the mid-1980’s to keep up with the changing landscape of criminal conduct in the digital age and to address growing concerns over real and hypothetical computer-based crimes. … Continue reading

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Maybe Al Franken’s a ‘good’ man. He still admitted to sexual harassment.

Read “Maybe Al Franken’s a ‘good’ man. He still admitted to sexual harassment,” HopkinsWay PLLC’s attorney Alexandra Tracy-Ramirez’s November 17, 2017, Opinion piece published by NBC News THINK.

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Case Brief: Sign Here Petitions LLC v. Chavez

A recent decision by the Arizona Court of Appeals stated that the superior court “must act as gatekeeper protecting the right to free speech from meritless litigation to avoid a chilling effect on free expression.” In Sign Here Petitions LLC … Continue reading

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