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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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End of Summer Case Law Update

Contact us if you would like a copy of any opinion or would like to discuss the Court's holdings.   Wainscott v. Centura Health Corporation – Court of Appeals holds that strict compliance with hospital lien is not required (CA 08/14/14). The Court of Appeals held that minor filing and notice deficiencies should not invalidate an otherwise valid hospital lien and that substantial compliance may be sufficient to satisfy the...
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Court of Appeals Resolves Mechanic's Lien Law Questions

On Thursday, August 28, the Court of Appeals issued a ruling regarding mechanic's liens when a building is developed into units that are then sold to individual owners. The ruling in Sure-Shock v. Diamond Lofts has important consequences for both owners and contractors.   The case arose when the developer built out and sold commercial and residential units at an old warehouse on Blake Street. An electrical subcontractor did not...
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