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(a) Purpose of Simplified Procedure. The purpose of this rule, which establishes Simplified Procedure, is to provide maximum access to the district courts in civil actions; to enhance the provision of just, speedy, and inexpensive determination of civil actions; to allow earlier trials; and to limit discovery and its attendant expense. (b) Actions Subject to […]

In Calderon v. American Family Mutual Insurance Company, 2016 CO 72, Nov. 7, 2016 the Colorado Supreme Court reached a surprising conclusion, reversing the Colorado Court of Appeals and trial court’s plain language interpretation of Section 10-4609, C.R.S. and a standard UM/UIM insurance provision. The insured, Calderon, sustained injuries in an automobile accident with an uninsured […]

Kathy Brim is our resident yogini, having been practicing yoga for years and recently earning her teaching certification.  She is passionate about yoga and has taken a moment to reflect on how it relates to her legal practice. Although I’ve always found it difficult to get into the habit of meditating, I’ve realized that my […]

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.

Jeff Ruebel will be speaking on Insurer Intervention in the Tort Case at the Colorado Bar Association’s Hot Topics in Commercial General Liability Insurance Coverage CLE program. October 27, 2016 at the CLE Classroom at 1900 Grant St., Ste. 300, Denver, CO. You can find a complete agenda or register here.  

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

One of my greatest joys since relocating from North Carolina is that we legitimately have four seasons, each with its own appeal. Growing up I seem to recall a very long season of “Hot” a short season of “Wet” and a short season of “Brown”. Welcome to claims season in Colorado. Our fourth season, it […]

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