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Hot Topics in Commercial General Liability Insurance Coverage


Jeff Ruebel will be speaking on Insurer Intervention in the Tort Case at the Colorado Bar Association's Hot Topics in Commercial General Liability Insurance Coverage CLE program. October 27, 2016 at the CLE Classroom at 1900 Grant St., Ste. 300, Denver, CO. You can find a complete agenda or register here .  
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Wyoming Supreme Court Decision

Wyoming Supreme Court Decision
The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit certified a question to the Wyoming Supreme Court concerning the enforceability of an insurance policy notice provision under Wyoming law. In Century Surety Company v. Hipner, (Wyo. 08/17/16), the Wyoming Court provided the answer to that question, holding that, under Wyoming law, an insurer must be prejudiced before being entitled to deny coverage when the insured has failed to give...
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August Case Law Update

August Case Law Update
Rucker v. Federal National Mortgage Association – ‘For Sale’ sign alone does not change prospective buyer’s status. (CA 07/28/16). Ellyn and David Rucker decided to purchase a house that their daughter, Kristin, would rent from them. David placed an offer on a house for which Kristin had had a showing with a Heter & Co. listing agent, but Ellyn had not seen the property, so Kristin took Ellyn to the...
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Substitute Service and An Empty Chair

Substitute Service and An Empty Chair
The Colorado Bar Association Ethics Committee recently released Formal Ethics Opinion 128 addressing the ethical duties of a lawyer who cannot contact her client.  The opinion recognizes that the “missing client” problem, which was already prevalent in the insurance defense context, has become even more common since the enactment of C.R.S. § 42-7-414.  That statute requires an individual who purchases a motor vehicle liability policy to designate his insurance carrier...
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Welcome to Claims Season in Colorado!

Welcome to Claims Season in Colorado!
One of my greatest joys since relocating from North Carolina is that we legitimately have four seasons, each with its own appeal. Growing up I seem to recall a very long season of “Hot” a short season of “Wet” and a short season of “Brown”. Welcome to claims season in Colorado. Our fourth season, it comes after Ski Season, Shoulder Season (aka Mud Season), and 4th of July. Fire Claims...
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