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Recent Court Decisions Colorado Law

  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 Credit Code even if the plaintiffs do not have an obligation to repay any deficiency...
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Casey to be recognized in December

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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Casey to Present at Winery and Vineyard Law Seminar

Casey to Present at Winery and Vineyard Law Seminar
Join us for a Winery and Vineyard Law CLE on December 11 th !  Casey will be presenting the insurance portion in the afternoon.  We hope to see you there, click here to register!
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Oasis Legal Financing v. Coffman - Colorado Supreme Court

On November 17, the Colorado Supreme Court issued its ruling in Oasis Legal Financing v. Coffman. The Supreme Court unanimously held that agreements in which companies advance money to tort plaintiffs in exchange for future litigation proceeds are “loans”, which loans are subject to the Uniform Consumer Credit Code [UCCC] as adopted in Colorado. Litigation financing has grown nationwide in recent years as a way to assist people and companies...
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Court Determines Medical Payment Financing a Loan

Colorado Supreme Court takes sensible position that lawsuit lending creates debt, so it's subject to Colorado law governing debt. Unanimous decision (8-0 with J. Gabriel abstaining). Kudos to Jeff Ruebel and Casey Quillen who authored the CCJL/CDLA/PCIAA amicus brief.   You can access the full opinion here . 
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