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Court: An Appraisal Is Not An Arbitration

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ARBITRATION is the determination of a matter or matters of difference between contending parties, by one or more unofficial persons, chosen by the parties. Legally, an arbitration award can be confirmed as a judgment after due process and evidentiary procedures are completed and the award is filed with a court of appropriate jurisdiction. MEDIATION is the act of a third person who interferes between two contending parties with a view...
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July 2015 Case Law Updates

July 2015 Case Law Updates
COLORADO CASE LAW UPDATE Colorado Court of Appeals Ackerman v. City and County of Denver – Red Rocks is a natural condition for purposes of GIA (CA 07/16/15). While attending a concert, Plaintiffs were struck and injured by rocks that fell from a rock formation that abuts one side of the Red Rocks Park amphitheater. The trial court determined that Denver’s immunity from suit had been waived and the City...
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What to Do When an Employee Leaves

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There are a couple ways employees leave employers; typically, they resign or their employment is terminated. These two things can happen very differently. They can be amicable and of no threat to the employer or they can be hasty and sometimes handled in a nasty manner (by either side). We offer suggestions on how to best handle these (sometimes sticky) situations. 1. Document, document, document. Ensure that your process is...
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New Requirements for the Creation of Hospital Liens

New Requirements for the Creation of Hospital Liens
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 submit charges for care to the property and casualty insurer and a patient’s primary “payer...
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Supreme Court issues its opinion in S K Peightal Engineers, LTD v. Mid Valley Real Estate Solutions V, LLC

The Supreme Court issued its opinion in S K Peightal Engineers, LTD v. Mid Valley Real Estate Solutions V, LLC on February 9, 2015. In that case, a developer built several homes on the Western Slope. He then suffered financial problems, and turned the inventory over to the bank, which titled the unsold residences in a newly created artificial entity. The homes then started showing distress which was claimed to...
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