Big business throwing big money at Colorado medical mariuana-related firing lawsuit


Brandon Coats (in wheelchair) with attorney Michael Evans.

Since 2012, Westword been reporting about DISH’s firing of Brandon Coats, a paralyzed medical marijuana patient, after he failed a drug test.
Coats’s lawsuit over the issue has failed in Arapahoe District Court and the Colorado Court of Appeals. It’s now headed to the Colorado Supreme Court, where powerful forces are lining up against him, including some of the most prominent business organizations in the state.
Denver Westword has details and a newly filed court document.