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Defense Verdict in Automobile Accident Case

  Grant Curry recently obtained a defense verdict in an automobile accident where the Plaintiff claimed that the Defendant was negligent in making an improper left turn. Following a bench trial, the Court ruled that there was insufficient evidence for the Plaintiff to meet his burden of proof.

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Rachel T. Jennings To Serve on Youth Opportunity Foundation Board

  Rachel T. Jennings, White and Steele Associate, has been elected to serve on the board of the Youth Opportunity Foundation (“YOF”). YOF is a 501(C) 3 which was founded by a group of young professionals in Denver, Colorado as a way of giving back to the community. YOF uses the model of “philanthropic venture […]

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Defense Verdict in Alleged Auto-Pedestrian Accident

  Keith Olivera cemented a victory for the defense in a recent claim. At 2:00 am a pedestrian who admitted to drinking four shots of tequila left a night club. A taxi driver said he saw the pedestrian and stopped, at which point she walked into the front of his vehicle and fell to the […]

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Default Set Aside Followed by Summary Judgment in Favor of Insured

  Michael Daugherty and Joel Varnell received an order granting the setting aside of a default against the insured; thereafter, they were successful in having the court grant summary judgment. In its order the court agreed that the plaintiff’s complaint was not timely filed and declined to allow the application of C.R.C.P. 15(c), relation back amendment, to the […]

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Tracy Zuckett and Rachel Ryckman published in For the Defense (Warning: Get a Second Opinion)

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Denials in Workers Compensation Cases

Matt Tills won three hearings in worker’s compensation. In the first case the claimant alleged a work injury occurred while chest-thumping a co-worker, which caused him to fall and shatter his elbow. The claim was denied alleging the horseplay defense, and the Administrative Law Judge agreed and denied the case. In the second case the […]

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Defense Verdict in Hail Damage Case

  In a recent victory for Keith Olivera, a rancher’s house was damaged by hail. The insurance company prepared an estimate to repair and replace windows on the house for about $12,000. The rancher wanted all the windows on his house replaced for about $60,000. The rancher filed a suit against the insurance company for […]

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Shopping Cart Poses No Hazard to Shopper

  Rachel Ryckman obtained a defense verdict in a trip and fall case involving a shopping cart in a parking lot. The plaintiff admitted at trial that he saw the cart and tripped as he attempted to avoid the cart. The plaintiff demanded $12,000 in medical expenses and lost wages. The court found that the […]

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Defending Colorado Real Estate Brokers From Personal Injury Claims: An Analysis of Colorado’s Premises Liability Act and Negligence Framework

By James Meseck, Rachel Ryckman and Tracy Zuckett (Click here to read the full article)

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