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Copyright and Artictetural Design

MileHigh CRE reposted Casey's article originally written for the AIA Emerging Professionals blog discussing a recent design copyright case. Follow this link for the full article .
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Substitute Service and An Empty Chair

Substitute Service and An Empty Chair
The Colorado Bar Association Ethics Committee recently released Formal Ethics Opinion 128 addressing the ethical duties of a lawyer who cannot contact her client.  The opinion recognizes that the “missing client” problem, which was already prevalent in the insurance defense context, has become even more common since the enactment of C.R.S. § 42-7-414.  That statute requires an individual who purchases a motor vehicle liability policy to designate his insurance carrier...
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Subcontractor Claims v US Part II

Subcontractor Claims v US Part II
When a subcontractor would like to file suit against the U.S. government, what procedures must the subcontractor follow, and what obstacles will it face?  What follows is Part II of a two part discussion of both the procedural requirements and obstacles a subcontractor must consider when it evaluates a potential suit against the federal government. In Part I we presented the scenario that you entered into a contract with Contractor...
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Subcontractor Claims v US Part I

Subcontractor Claims v US Part I
A subcontractor must be especially wary of performing services on a government project where payment is delayed, where it appears that the prime contractor may not be financially stable, or where payments from the government to the prime contractor cease or are in dispute. A subcontractor cannot count on being able to resort to filing a lien or direct claim against the government. When a subcontractor would like to file...
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Liquidated Damages

COLORADO COURT OF APPEALS AGREES THAT DEFAULT CLAUSE OF CONTRACT PERMITS ENFORCEMENT OF LIQUIDATED DAMAGES On January 28, 2016, the Colorado Court of Appeals discussed the meaning of ‘having one’s cake and eating it too’ within the context of a contract clause which gave the non-defaulting party the option of being entitled to liquidated damages or alternatively recovering actual damages. In Ravenstar LLC et al. v. One Ski Hill Place...
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