Law

Accountant accused of siphoning payroll taxes

Several former clients are pushing for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy of a Centennial accounting firm, while others weigh civil suits, over claims that the company’s founder was pocketing millions meant for the IRS.

Plumbers’ naming dispute plunges into court

Claiming a former employee copied the company name when he started his own firm, a plumbing business has filed a lawsuit in Denver court hoping to keep the competition from draining its business.

Law firms in their own legal dispute over similar names

Two Denver-area lawyers with the last name Gilbert now have a lawsuit between them and their two firms, with one Gilbert claiming their similarly named companies have caused confusion among clients and in court.

Software firms at odds over soured sales deal

In a recent lawsuit, one local software company accuses another of purposely failing to hold up its end of a sales agreement, copying its software and using it as a scapegoat for huge losses.

Legal spat between RiNo baker, landlord heats up

A bakery at The Source market and its landlord and investor have exchanged lawsuits, with accusations of improper withdrawal of funds and unacceptable building renovations thrown across the mediation table.

Law firm builds business on fluctuating staff

Just a few months in and with some big firms on board with the model, a startup law firm is promising to keep client costs low by relying heavily on contractors on a case-to-case basis.

Energy firm sued by another investor

An investor in a local renewable energy firm says the company’s CEO spent her $83,000 on himself and has kept her in the dark about the firm’s performance. He claims the lawsuit is personal.

Patagonia sues mobile fundraising group

A fundraising effort to combat hunger, which has allegedly driven through area towns in a van adorned by the Patagonia logo, has been sued by the retail giant, which wants the court to pull the brakes on the operation.

Rerun: TV repairman again accused of customer fraud

Accused of swindling customers with faked technicians, falsified problems and inflated prices, a Centennial electronics shop owner is facing criminal and civil charges from the state — and this isn’t his first time on the court scene.