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Workers’ Compensation Claims Related to COVID-19

Under the Colorado Workers’ Compensation Act, a claimant has the burden of showing that a work injury or disease is compensable. The Workers’ Compensation Act specifically states that for a disease to be covered under Workers Compensation, it must be “fairly traced to the employment as a proximate cause” and arises out of the specific […]

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Damage Limitation Statutes Increased Effective January 1, 2020

The Secretary of State has adjusted limitations on damages for all claims for relief that accrue on or after January 1, 2020 as follows:  For non-economic damages under C.R.S. § 13-21-102.5(3)(a), the adjusted limitation amount is $613,760.00, which may be increased by the Court upon clear and convincing evidence to a maximum of $1,227,530.00. For […]

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Motion to Dismiss Granted in Tenant Dispute

Michael Daugherty and Cati Shadakofsky recently prevailed on a C.R.C.P. 12(b)(5) motion to dismiss in Boulder County. The case arose out of a tenant dispute that escalated to alleged threatening and harassing behavior. The complaint alleged that the property owner and its employees were willful and wanton in disregarding a known danger to one of […]

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Summary Judgment Granted: Retailer client was not a “landowner”

Michael Daugherty and Jack Stokan recently obtained summary judgment for White and Steele’s client, an auto parts retailer, by arguing the client was not a “landowner” within the meaning of Colorado’s Premises Liability Act. Plaintiff alleged he sustained injuries when he struck a pothole in an alleyway near the retailer’s store while riding his motorcycle. […]

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2020 Wyoming Insurance Claims Seminar

White and Steele, P.C.’s 24th AnnualWyoming Claims SeminarPresented by:WHITE AND STEELE, P. C.A Litigation Firm for Colorado and Wyoming The 2020 Wyoming Claims Seminar was held on Friday, February 7, 2020 at the DoubleTree by Hilton located in Aurora, Colorado.  The seminar is designed to introduce all levels of insurance claim handlers to various issues […]

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Defense Verdict in Jefferson County

Adam Goldstein recently obtained a defense verdict in Jefferson County, Colorado for one of the country’s leading building material providers. The case concerned an accident involving heavy drywall sheets that fell while being unloaded from a flatbed truck. The plaintiff claimed he suffered a traumatic brain injury and other injuries rendering him totally and permanently […]

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Defense Verdict in Bad Faith Case

John Craver and Joel Varnell recently obtained a defense verdict in Jefferson County for an insurer in a case where the insured claimed seven figure damages for bad faith claims handling, statutory penalties for delay or denial of insurance benefits owed and breach of contract for failure to provide underinsured motorist coverage (UIM) benefits. The […]

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New Colorado Statute Requiring Disclosure of Insurance Information to the Insureds and Claimants

On January 1, 2020, disclosure of insurance policy coverage and limits to insureds and to claimants or their attorneys becomes mandatory when requested by an insured, the clamant or the claimant’s attorney. House Bill 19-1283 requires that an insurer that issues commercial automobile or personal automobile liability insurance coverage to provide to the claimants or […]

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Chris Lawson, Associate

Chris Lawson is a Colorado native, and while he’s lived across the country and even in Europe, Colorado has always been his true home. He attended the University of Colorado at Boulder, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from CU in 2010. Chris stayed in Boulder to attend law school at CU, graduating in […]

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