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Summary Judgment Obtained

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.
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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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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 or alternatively recovering actual damages. In Ravenstar LLC et al. v. One Ski Hill Place...
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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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