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March 2016 Legislative Update

March 2016 Legislative Update
With approximately 40 days left until sine die , there have been 402 bills introduced into the House and 173 introduced into the Senate for a total of 575 bills (so far).  106 bills have been postponed indefinitely.  The governor has signed 70 bills to date, including: Number Title Sponsors Summary HB 16-1017 Victim Impact Panel Appearances For DUI Rep. Pabon and Rep. Lawrence / Sen. Cooke and Sen. Johnston...
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February Case Law Update

February Case Law Update
COLORADO CASE LAW UPDATE   Colorado Supreme Court   Ryals v. City of Englewood – The Court held that statute did not pre-empt local ordinance restricting sex offender residency (01/16/16). This case involved a certified question of law from the Tenth Circuit regarding a challenge to a home rule ordinance. Claimant argued that state statute pre-empted a City ordinance effectively barring sex offenders from residing. The Supreme Court held that...
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Colorado General Assembly Convenes

Colorado General Assembly Convenes
The Colorado General Assembly convened on January 13, 2016 and hundreds of bills have already been introduced. Ten business bills were introduced on the first day alone. We are also expecting another attempt at construction defect litigation reform and a bill affecting the appraisal process just to name a few. Once again, Ruebel & Quillen, LLC will be closely monitoring the activity down at the Capitol as Casey Quillen  is the...
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January Case Law Update

Johnson v. VCG Restaurants Denver, Inc. – Allowing alternate juror to deliberate held to be reversible error (CA 12/31/15). Plaintiff Johnson was a patron at VCG’s adult nightclub. While waiting outside after the nightclub had closed, he was confronted by a VCG employee. An altercation ensued between the two men, and plaintiff sustained physical injuries. Plaintiff brought claims against several defendants, including the employee and VCG. The jury deliberated and...
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Recent Court Decisions Colorado Law

  RECENT COURT DECISIONS - COLORADO LAW Oasis Legal Finance Group v. Coffman – Litigation financing is a “loan” subject to state regulations. (SC 11/16/15). The Supreme Court held that litigation finance companies that agree to advance money to tort plaintiffs in exchange for future litigation proceeds are making “loans” subject to Colorado’s Uniform Consumer Credit Code even if the plaintiffs do not have an obligation to repay any deficiency...
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