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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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Selected To Serve As Secretary For The Insurance Committee With The Colorado Bar Association

Keith Olivera was selected to serve as the Secretary for the Insurance Committee with the Colorado Bar Association in February of 2021. Keith served as an At-Large Member, Insurer Side, of the Insurance Committee from February 2020 to February 2021. The Insurance Committee is an organization that promotes education, knowledge, and professionalism among lawyers who […]

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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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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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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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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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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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