RQ Law Blog

Ruebel & Quillen, LLC obtained summary judgment in favor of a client on a premises liability action brought by Bachus & Schanker.  The Court determined there was no liability on behalf of the landowner for injuries sustained by an eighteen year old while performing tricks on a backyard trampoline.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

We’ve all been there, your desk looks like a tornado went through and dumped all your client files in various places around your office. The phone is ringing and it’s almost as loud as the ringing in your head. You’ve got a client coming in for a meeting in 15 minutes and you’re beyond stressed… […]

  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 […]

Our very own Casey Quillen is being recognized on December 8th, 2015 at the Faculty of Federal Advocates Annual End-of-Year Awards Reception.  She will receive a Certificate of Recognition from Judge Martinez for her pro bono service through the U. S. District Courts Civil Panel Program.  Congratulations Casey!

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