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COLORADO SELECT CASE LAW UPDATE

Colorado Court of Appeals Suydam v LFI Fort Pierce — “Going and coming” rule was discussed; realignment of parties during trial - (CA 10/08/20). The Court of Appeals analyzed the scope of the “going-and-coming” rule, which applies to the issue of whether an employer may be held liable for damages caused by the negligence of one of its employees while the employee is commuting between work and home or another...
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COLORADO SELECT CASE LAW UPDATE

Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals  Jody  Blatchley  v. St. Anthony Summit Medical Center -   Court remands due to error in denying designation of non-party after settlement -  No. 18-1231 ( 10 th  Cir. 8/17/20) .  This medical malpractice case is about double recovery. Plaintiff Jody Blatchley alleges that he suffered permanent disability because of the negligence of medical staff while he was receiving care at St. Anthony Summit Medical...
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LIABILITY ISSUES RELATED TO THE MARIJUANA INDUSTRY

The production and retail sale of marijuana is a new, burgeoning industry which faces numerous issues. This article summarizes issues faced by those involved in the construction and ownership of marijuana facilities.  Federalism. While states have decriminalized marijuana use and production, it remains a federal crime. The consequences flowing from the federal prohibition remain significant, as concerns about violating federal law have impacted banking, insurance and other basic professional services...
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Wyoming Supreme Court Decision

Wyoming Supreme Court Decision
The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit certified a question to the Wyoming Supreme Court concerning the enforceability of an insurance policy notice provision under Wyoming law. In Century Surety Company v. Hipner, (Wyo. 08/17/16), the Wyoming Court provided the answer to that question, holding that, under Wyoming law, an insurer must be prejudiced before being entitled to deny coverage when the insured has failed to give...
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August Case Law Update

August Case Law Update
Rucker v. Federal National Mortgage Association – ‘For Sale’ sign alone does not change prospective buyer’s status. (CA 07/28/16). Ellyn and David Rucker decided to purchase a house that their daughter, Kristin, would rent from them. David placed an offer on a house for which Kristin had had a showing with a Heter & Co. listing agent, but Ellyn had not seen the property, so Kristin took Ellyn to the...
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