RQ Law Blog

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.

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Please join Ruebel & Quillen, LLC January 28th from 2:30-4:30 for a free seminar on Mechanic’s Lien rights (Westmoor Conference Center, 10155 Westmoor Drive, Suite 105, Westminster, CO – Training Room). We will cover these critical issues:– 5 Things You Must Know Before You Start a Project– How to Submit a Claim / Lien– When […]

WHEREAS, existing Colorado law concerning construction defects needs a major overhaul to reduce litigations risks to developers while maintaining consumer protections… So begins the pre-amble to Littleton’s ordinance attempting local construction defect litigation reform. Many cities along the Front Range are suffering from a lack of owner-occupied multifamily development, particularly near regional transportation hubs.  The […]

Johnson v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co., Inc. – The Court of Appeals holds that UM/UIIM waiver needs to be signed by every named insured (CA 10/09/14) When plaintiff’s insurance policy expired, Satriano called State Farm to obtain a policy for the car. Plaintiff was not present during the call. Both plaintiff and Satriano were […]

Blogs serving the legal industry, design professionals, and insurers have been a-buzz since July 3, 2014 with news from the California Supreme Court.  A number of headlines sensationalize the holding in Beacon Residential Community Assn. v. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill – but what impact does it truly have on the construction industry and architect liability […]

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