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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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White and Steele Wins Motion to Dismiss in Federal Court

John Craver and Dmitry Vilner recently won a motion to dismiss in federal court for their client, a homeless shelter. The plaintiff, a prisoner who was on parole, alleged that his parole officers and the shelter agreed to force him to participate in Christian educational programming. Even assuming the plaintiff’s allegations were true (they were […]

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Governor Signs new Snow Removal Service Liability Limitation Act

On May 30th, 2018 Governor Hickenlooper signed Senate Bill 18-062, better known as the “Snow Removal Service Liability Act” into law. This new statute is directed at entities both providing services under a snow/ice removal contract, as well as those that receive the services. In sum, this Act abolishes agreements or clauses in a snow/ice […]

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Monty Barnett & Rachel Ryckman Win Defamation Case in Wyoming Supreme Court

Monty Barnett and Rachel Ryckman recently obtained a victory in the Wyoming Supreme Court, which ruled in favor of their client in a high-profile defamation case that had achieved national publicity. The case was a free speech case that involved fundamental First Amendment principles. Specifically, Monty and Rachel represented a Wyoming state legislator who was sued […]

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Diana Mendez Wins Award of All Fees and Costs on a Motion to Dismiss

Associate attorney Diana M. Mendez has prevailed on a motion to dismiss in a case involving a faulty septic system. Not only was Diana’s motion to dismiss granted, but she was also awarded attorneys’ fees and costs.  All told, the Court awarded Diana $9,722.93 in combined fees and costs.

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Partial Summary Judgment in Roofing Case

Fritz Klann and Dmitry Vilner recently won partial summary judgment for their client, a Colorado roofing company, in a case that raised important issues under the economic loss rule and the Homeowners Protection Act, section 13-20-806(7), C.R.S. (the “HPA”).  The client contracted to install a roof on a home in Cherry Hills Village.  When the […]

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Summary Judgment in Oil Field Accident

Grant Curry recently obtained summary judgment for White and Steele’s client, a component parts manufacturer, by successfully arguing that the claims were barred by the statute of limitations.  Plaintiff claimed that he was injured when he fell from a tank battery stairway severely injuring his back and incurring over $4,000,000.00 in damages.  Plaintiff initially filed […]

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