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Amendments to C.R.S. § 38-27-101, concerning when and under what circumstances a hospital has a lien for services provided to a person injured due to another person’s negligence, took effect on August 5, 2015. The amendments proscribe additional conditions that must be met before a hospital lien is created.  Specifically, they require a hospital to […]

Casey Quillen and Katherine Brim successfully argued the statute of repose barred all claims brought by Lennar builders against their client, a subcontractor on a Northern Colorado residential project. The client’s work was completed in 2005. Notwithstanding the Colorado Construction Defect Action Reform Act’s (CDARA) requires that suit generally be instituted no later than six […]

Impatient for change, Lakewood takes on Colorado’s construction-defects law passing a measure giving developers a “right to repair” and requiring owner associations to get consent from a majority of homeowners before pursuing litigation. The measure is seen as a small step toward promoting multi-family residential construction which has been hampered by high insurance premiums and […]

On Thursday, August 28, the Court of Appeals issued a ruling regarding mechanic’s liens when a building is developed into units that are then sold to individual owners. The ruling in Sure-Shock v. Diamond Lofts has important consequences for both owners and contractors.   The case arose when the developer built out and sold commercial […]

A proposed change to Rule 37 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure makes clear that electronically stored information must be preserved “in the anticipation or conduct of litigation” or a party will face sanctions.  What circumstances indicate that litigation should be anticipated, triggering the duty to preserve electronically stored information?  Courts have often discussed […]

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In the past few years, Coloradans have suffered their share of natural disasters from wildfires encroaching on urban areas to mudslides and flooding.  On the tail of each disaster I am always dismayed that so many people do not have the insurance coverage they thought.   After the emotional devastation of losing a home and […]

Ruebel & Quillen obtained a favorable verdict for a corporate client and its surety in June. The client had been sued for disputed amounts under a construction contract, but it denied owing the additional money. A district court judge agreed, and denied the claimant the sought-after six figure claim, finding in favor of the R&Q […]

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