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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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Lakewood First to Take Step Toward Construction Defect Reform

Impatient for change, Lakewood takes on Colorado's construction-defects law passing a measure giving developers a "right to repair" and requiring owner associations to get consent from a majority of homeowners before pursuing litigation. The measure is seen as a small step toward promoting multi-family residential construction which has been hampered by high insurance premiums and the substantial risk of litigation under the Colorado Construction Defect Action Reform Act. It is likely...
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Quick Reference - synopsis of Colorado law governing claims and liability issues involving architects, engineers and land surveyors

Analyzing risk and assessing exposure for a liability claim can be difficult, especially as a design professional navigating the myriad Colorado laws governing construction defects.  Ruebel & Quillen, LLC offers you a synopsis of Colorado law governing claims and liability issues involving architects, engineers and land surveyors in this quick reference. Download Now
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