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Favorable Ruling – Motion to Dismiss – Premises Liability

Jim Meseck and Morgan Nance recently achieved a favorable outcome by securing a motion to dismiss in a premises liability case. Their clients were a listing agent and agency hired by homeowners looking to sell their property. The plaintiff, also a real estate agent, sued the agent and agency after she claimed to have slipped […]

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Rachel Ryckman Appointed DRI State Representative for Wyoming

Attorney Rachel Ryckman has been selected as the Defense Research Institute (DRI) state representative for Wyoming by the Wyoming Defense Lawyers Association of Wyoming (DLAW). DRI is the largest bar association of civil defense attorneys and in-house counsel.  In her role as state representative, Ms. Ryckman will serve as a liaison between DRI and DLAW, […]

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Unanimous Decision – Court of Appeals

Attorneys Cati Shadakofsky and John Lebsack recently prevailed in a unanimous decision by the Colorado Court of Appeals affirming discovery orders entered by the trial court and the jury’s defense verdict.  The issues on appeal involved the discretionary decision of the trial court to allow certain admissions—that had earlier been deemed admitted due to procedural […]

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Jury Trial Victory

Keith Olivera’s client received a favorable jury verdict in trial in March.  Plaintiff, a tenant renting a room in Defendant’s home, injured his foot on some landscape edging.  Defendant admitted that Plaintiff injured his foot on Defendant’s property.  Plaintiff walked by the edging at least 30 times and likely many more times.  Plaintiff incurred over […]

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Favorable Ruling - Construction Defect Arbitration

Andrew Scott recently obtained a favorable ruling following a seven-day construction defect Arbitration hearing. White and Steele’s client was a general contractor for the construction of a multimillion-dollar home in Colorado ski country. The claimants alleged that the client's construction of the home was defective, done negligently, and in breach of the construction contract. In […]

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2023 Case Law Update

Sagome, Inc. v. Cincinnati Insurance Co. No. 21-1359. D. Colo. Sagome operated a restaurant that Cincinnati insurance insured under a comprehensive general insurance policy. Government orders issued due to the COVID-19 pandemic caused Sagome to temporarily close and suffer significant financial losses due to loss of customer traffic. Sagome provided notice of its losses to […]

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Settlement of Minor’s Personal Injury Claims in Colorado

In Colorado, the settlement of a minor’s personal injury claim requires more than a release of all claims executed by the minor’s parents. Without approval of the terms and conditions of the settlement by a Probate Court with appropriate jurisdiction, the minor’s claim is not extinguished. The following will address frequently asked questions about resolving […]

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Employee Chasing Suspected Shoplifter Denied Worker's Compensation Benefits

Brady Ambron recently received a favorable decision in a full contest Worker's Compensation claim that was litigated in front of the Office of Administrative Courts. The Administrative Law Judge agreed with the respondents’ argument.  The claimant’s violation of the employer’s instruction, specifically not to pursue shoplifters outside the store, limited the sphere of employment and severed […]

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2023 Wyoming Claims Seminar

White and Steele, P.C.’s 27th AnnualWyoming Claims SeminarPresented by:WHITE AND STEELE, P. C.A Litigation Firm for Colorado and Wyoming The 2023 Wyoming Claims Seminar was held virtually on Friday, February 10, 2023, and was attended by over 50 adjusters from several different locations.    Attendees received CE credits from both Wyoming and Texas.  White and Steele’s annual […]

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