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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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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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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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Favorable Result in Real Estate Licensing Matter

Attorney Jack Stokan recently obtained a favorable result in a real estate licensing matter filed with the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies. Jack’s client, a real estate broker, was accused of severe infractions that could have resulted in revocation of his real estate license, as well as criminal penalties. The real estate broker assisted his […]

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Favorable Decision In Automobile Coverage Matter

John Craver, John Lebsack and Cati Shadakofsky recently obtained a favorable decision in an automobile coverage matter arising out of a road-rage incident.  The trial court granted summary judgment in favor of the insurer, concluding that the claimant was not “using” the vehicle as a means of transportation as contemplated by the policy when he […]

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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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