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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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July 2015 General Assembly Update

Jeff and I kept abreast of legislative developments throughout the year as members of the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association Legislative Committee. However, the legislative session can get rather hectic, particularly in the final days and our posts about legislative developments may have room for improvement. Because many bills passed during the 70th General Assembly have effective dates in the late summer and early fall, now is an excellent time to...
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RQ Client Prevails on Summary Judgment

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Casey Quillen and Katherine Brim successfully argued the statute of repose barred all claims brought by Lennar builders against their client, a subcontractor on a Northern Colorado residential project. The client's work was completed in 2005. Notwithstanding the Colorado Construction Defect Action Reform Act's (CDARA) requires that suit generally be instituted no later than six years after substantial completion of the improvement. Suit was not filed until 2012. RQ sought...
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Fall 2014 Colorado cases of note

Johnson v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co., Inc. –   The Court of Appeals holds that UM/UIIM waiver needs to be signed by every named insured ( CA 10/09/14) When plaintiff's insurance policy expired, Satriano called State Farm to obtain a policy for the car. Plaintiff was not present during the call. Both plaintiff and Satriano were listed as "named insureds" and Satriano signed a form waiving uninsured or...
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