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Two Defense Verdicts In Bench Trials

Cati Shadakofsky obtained two defense verdicts in bench trials presented to judges in Denver and Jefferson Counties. The first case regarded an allegedly faulty installation of a car stereo that led to electrical wiring damage in the entire vehicle. After presentation of evidence, the judge rendered a defense verdict and awarded costs and attorney fees. […]

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Billed Amount Recoverable In Third Party Case Involving Payment by Worker’s Compensation

On May 23, 2019 a division of the Colorado Court of Appeals published its opinion in Scholle v. Delta Air Lines, Inc., Nos. 18CA0049 & 18CA0760 (May 23, 2019). Significantly, the Court held that workers’ compensation benefits fall within the collateral source rule. That means a plaintiff who has received workers’ compensation benefits for medical […]

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Megan Rettig Wins Hearing in Colorado Springs

Megan Rettig won a full contest hearing in Colorado Springs in June. The claim for $65,000 was dismissed. This was Ms. Rettig’s first hearing, just a few days after being sworn in as a Colorado attorney.

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Defense Verdict in Wrongful Death Action

Doug Poling recently obtained a defense verdict in a jury trial held in Adams County, Colorado. White and Steele’s client, a licensed drug and alcohol rehabilitation and treatment center, was accused of causing the death of a male patient through the negligent administration of a prescription medication used to help opioid dependent patients avoid relapse […]

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Attorneys John Lebsack & Keith Olivera Win Reversal in Colorado Court of Appeals

White and Steele attorneys John Lebsack and Keith Olivera have won a 3-0 reversal in the Colorado Court of Appeals.

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Matt Tills Wins Hearing in Utah on Compensability

Matt Tills won a hearing in Utah on compensability. The claim was denied and dismissed. The claimant’s demand for settlement before hearing was $97,000. The claimant was found not credible and the employer witness and the IME were found credible by the ALJ.

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What the Colorado County Court Jurisdictional Amount Increase Means for You

What the Colorado County Court Jurisdictional Amount Increase Means for You You may notice as of January 1, 2019, that more cases will be filed in County Court rather than District Court. This is because Senate Bill 18-056, signed into law in May, 2018, increases the County Court jurisdictional limit to $25,000 from $15,000. As […]

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2019 Wyoming Insurance Claims Seminar

The 2019 Wyoming Insurance Seminar was held on Friday, February 8, 2019 at the Double Tree by Hilton located in Aurora.  Our agenda included various topics such as oil and gas accidents, self-driving cars, and an annual Wyoming case law update. Speakers will include Randy Harris of Fay Engineering, Grant Curry, Esq., Todd Martin of […]

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White and Steele Attorneys Volunteer at Centro San Juan Diego's Legal Nights

White and Steele, P.C.’s attorneys, including Keith Olivera, John Lebsack, Rachel Jennings, and Dmitry Vilner, are upholding the firm’s tradition of pro bono work by volunteering their time at Centro San Juan Diego’s Legal Nights.  These Legal Nights, which are sponsored by the Colorado Lawyers Committee, provide an opportunity for individuals from traditionally under-served communities […]

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