Saturday, November 20, 2010

Former deputy not guilty

Tried by TLC Staffer, Deb Ellis!

FAIRMONT - Jurors only took an hour Thursday to find a former Watonwan County deputy not guilty of possessing stolen property.

Jose A. Lopez stood accused of having a stolen skid loader on his property. But Lopez's attorney, Deborah Ellis, argued Lopez bought the Bobcat in good faith, having no idea it was stolen.

In her closing arguments, Ellis said the accusations against Lopez came about because of a "seed of suspicion" cast by his wife's cousin, Emilio Florez, a career criminal responsible for facilitating the purchase of the skid loader.

Read more here!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Weld jury awards injured trucker $15 million - Denver Post

Tried by TLC lawyer, Jeffrey Hill!

A self-employed truck driver from Cheyenne who suffered spinal injuries while delivering frozen food to a Wal-Mart in Greeley has won a $15 million judgment against the chain.

The truck driver, Holly Averyt, 41, slipped and fell on ice and grease in December 2007 as she delivered a load of food to a Wal-Mart store, her lawyer, Greg Gold, told a Weld County District Court jury.

Read more: Weld jury awards injured trucker $15 million - The Denver Post