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Monday Trial Watch: First Lawsuit Filed In Hep-C Ordeal

Trial Watch: First In A Probable Series Of Lawsuits Filed
Editor’s Note: Statewide trial reporter Peter Rossi rounds up today’s court news.

First Lawsuit Filed In Hep-C Ordeal
Bernadette Romero filed the first lawsuit Friday in Denver District Court against HealthOne and its former employee Kristen Parker for being exposed to Hepatitis C from dirty needles Parker had used. Romero has not received the results of her test yet.

Man Violates State’s Hazardous Waste Act
Steve Casebolt pleaded guilty last week in Montrose County District Court to violating the Colorado Hazardous Waste Act. Casebolt’s business was extracting precious metals from catalytic convertors, which violated environmental regulations.

Two Get 48 Years In Durgan Murder
Kristen Durgan and Brian Folsom were each sentenced to 48 years in prison Friday in the 11th Judicial District Court in Canon City for the kidnapping and murder of Durgan’s husband, James Durgan.

Global Water Files Cross Claims
Global Water Technologies filed cross-claims in the case Littman v. Kast in Denver District Court last week. Global Water Technologies is represented by Philip Feigin and Stephen Csajaghy of Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons.

Woman Sentenced In Attempted Murder
Alana Noke’s attempt to claim she was mentally ill didn’t work as she was sentenced to 10 years in the Department of Corrections for attempting to kill he boyfriend’s mother. Weld County District Court Judge Marcelo Kopcow said Noke’s actions were shocking and that prison was appropriate.

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