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Firm Prevails on Precedent Setting Appeal

On January 11, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit denied the Defendant’s appeal in Tyler Sanchez v. Joe Ryan Hartley, et al. Benezra & Culver represents Tyler Sanchez, a cognitively disabled man, who was subjected

Posted in Civil Rights Law, Representative Cases

Firm Wins First Amendment Case

On July 16, 2014, Benezra & Culver won another First Amendment case. In that case, the firm represented Sergeant Patrick Cillo, who was a 29- year and outstanding police officer at the Greenwood Village Police Department. In 2007, he formed

Posted in Civil Rights Law, Representative Cases

Benezra and Culver Win Another First Amendment Case

On July 16, 2014, Benezra & Culver won another First Amendment case. In that case, the firm represented Sergeant Patrick Cillo, who was a 29- year and outstanding police officer at the Greenwood Village Police Department. In 2007, he formed

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Firm’s Clients Obtain Class Certification Against City of Denver

On August 20, 2010, eight clients represented by Benezra & Culver, P.C., obtained certification of a class of 92 individuals for violation of C.R.S. § 16-3-404, a statute that guarantees all arrestees access to counsel. In Acks, et al. v. City

Posted in Civil Rights Law, Representative Cases

Disability Law Firm Wins Judgment for Failure to Accommodate

On May 15, 2012, in Jacobsen v. Dillon Cos. d/b/a King Soopers, District of Colorado Case No. 10-cv-01944-LTB-BNB, the lawyers at Benezra & Culver prevailed on a disability discrimination claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) on behalf of its

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Employment Law Firm Wins Reinstatement of Federal Employee for Disproportionate Discipline

On April 20, 2012, in Doe v. Small Business Administration, MSPB Case No. DE-0752-11-0319-I-2, Benezra & Culver prevailed before the Merit Systems Protection Board (“MSPB”) on a claim of disproportionate discipline of a longtime federal employee. Our client was a 23-year employee

Posted in Employment Law, Representative Cases

Disability Law Firm Wins Unusual Disability Discrimination Settlement

On July 10, 2008, in Candy Wilson v. Alamosa School District, Case No. 06-cv-00607-WDM-CBS, Benezra & Culver prevailed on a disability discrimination claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act on behalf of its client, Candy Wilson. Plaintiff Candy Wilson is a

Posted in Civil Rights Law, Employment Law, Representative Cases

Law Firm Wins Judgment for Sexual Harrassment and Employment Discrimination

On September 20, 2007, in Vincent Crowe and Larry Ford, II v. South Adams County Water and Sanitation District, USDC Case No. 05-CV-00833-RPM-MJW, Benezra & Culver prevailed on a retaliation claim on behalf of its clients. Plaintiffs Vincent Crowe and Larry

Posted in Employment Law, Representative Cases

U.S. Supreme Court Allows Employees to Recover Hostile Work Environment Theory for Acts that Occur Outside of Applicable Time Period

A plaintiff filing a Title VII claim must file the charge with either the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) either 180 or 300 days after an alleged unlawful employment practice. 42 U.S.C. ß2000e-5(e)(1). However, the United States Supreme Court reached

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Employment Law Firm Wins One of the Largest Employment Judgments in CO History

On May 3, 2002, Benezra and Culver obtained one of the largest employment law judgments ever entered in Colorado for their client. In Drake v. TalMor Capital Management, L.L.C. and Edmund Melhado, the Plaintiff, Daniel Drake, brought claims against the

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