Summers v. Texas De Brazil – Denver City & County District Court Judge Norman D. Haglund (retired) rules in compliance with statutory authority in wage claim case.
Much of this website is dedicated to corrupt Weld County District Court Chief Judge Judge James F. Hartmann’s egregious violations of Longmont resident Craig Buckley’s Due Process rights under the Colorado wage Act, and specifically, C.R.S. 8-4-110(2). Much more of this website is dedicated to Hartmann’s years of unrelenting retaliation against Buckley, and the criminal conspiracy to coverup Hartmann’s involvement in multiple felonies surrounding the deprivation of rights.
Today, we’ll take a look at an honest, ethical (read: “Honorable”) Judge who complied with statutory authority and legal precedent in his rulings in a similarly situated wage claim case before the Denver County District Court.
Longtime readers of this website are likely familiar with the surrounding issues which caused The Hartmann Conspiracy to be created. For that reason, I will be brief, as there are numerous other resources here which go into granular detail about Judge James Hartmann’s, and his conspirators’ criminal acts from 2010 to present.
In the Weld County District Court case captioned Buckley v. Dream Stone, Inc. et. al. , James Hartmann illegally, and in violation of C.R.S. 8-4-110(2), stripped Buckley of all evidence, and the right to prosecute his wage claim, mere hours before a scheduled deposition based on this conclusory statement made in the defendants’ fraudulent May 7, 2010 response to motion for settlement conference:
Hartmann would state in an October 10, 2013 investigative interview with Boulder County District Attorney’s Office Investigator Maggie Green that Buckley had attempted to seek an award of accrued wages and penalties before the Weld County District Court.
Hartman deprived Buckley of that right, and initiated a years-long attack against him based on the defendants’ unfounded allegations, citing Stacks v. The Industrial Commission et. al. As any reasonably intelligent person with access to Google can figure out, Stacks has nothing whatsoever to do with Colorado Labor Laws. It is Workers’ Compensation Law.
Hartmann, in defiance of the Colorado Wage Act, had violated Buckley’s civil Due Process Rights, and denial of Due Process of law denies the Court of jurisdiction. Full stop.
“Ignorance of the law is no excuse, especially for a Judge. Deliberate, malicious, and repeated misapplication of the law by a Judge, is criminal.”
So, let’s celebrate a Judge who KNOWS the law, and rules in a fair Statutorily compliant manner.
Summers v. Texas De Brazil was a Denver District Court case, The Honorable Judge Norman D. Hagland presiding, posing identical jurisdictional questions to Buckley’s. The difference obviously; one was presided over by a professional, skilled, and knowledgeable Judge, the other presided over by an incompetent, malicious psychopath.
The Colorado Wage Act (C.R.S. 8-4-101 et seq., and specifically C.R.S. 8-4-110(2) states:
Any person claiming to be aggrieved by violation of any provisions of this article or regulations prescribed pursuant to this article may file suit in any court having jurisdiction over the parties without regard to exhaustion of any administrative remedies.
The Court need not analyze this any further than the plain language of the law.
The controlling authority at common law regarding a litigant’s (employee’s) right to seek wages due upon termination of employment is as follows:
“The Colorado Wage Claim Act is designed to require employers to pay their employees’ wages in a timely manner. C.R.S. § 8-4-103. The policy behind this act is to allow employees in a local jurisdiction to sue their employer for untimely wages. Morris v. Towers Fin. Corp., 916 P.2d 678 (Colo. App. 1996). Any person claiming a violation of the Act has the right to bring a civil action and may bring suit without first exhausting administrative remedies. C.R.S. § 8-4-110(2).”
“The Colorado Court of Appeals has held that a state employee was not required to exhaust his administrative remedies under the state statute before bringing suit under the FLSA seeking to recover overtime wages. See Laurence v. State of Colo., 910 P .2d 73, 74 (Colo. App. 1995)(“While the administrative proceeding was pending, plaintiff filed suit in the district court, seeking to recover the same overtime wages both under ordinary contract principles and under the FLSA … “). Under the FLSA, an award of liquidated damages is mandatory except where the employer shows it acted in good faith. See Greene v. Safeway Stores, Inc., 210 F.3d 1237, 1245 (10th Cir. 2000). In such a case, the court has discretion to award liquidated damages. Greene, 210 F.3d at 1245.”
The Honorable Judge Norman D. Haglund ruled in a manner compliant with the law. It doesn’t seem that hard, excluding an element of malice.
We at The Hartmann Conspiracy honor (Ret.) Denver City & County District Court Judge Norman D. Haglund for his efficacy and Statutorily compliant application of the law. The Honorable Norman Haglund (Ret.) now works as a JAMS Mediator and Arbitrator.
According to his official bio:
“Norman D. Haglund was a judge for the Colorado 2nd Judicial District Court. He was retained in 2010. Haglund retired from the court on April 18, 2014. Judge Haglund served seven years on the Denver District Court Bench. Judge Haglund is well-known for his calm and centering demeanor on the bench, his respect for the parties and attorneys before him, and his willingness to listen to and get to the heart of conflicting points of view.”
Good job not unjustly destroying anyone’s life.