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Defense Verdict in Oil Field Gas Explosion

Grant Curry recently obtained a defense verdict in a jury trial held in Weld County, Colorado.  White and Steele’s client in the case was a locating company accused of failing to properly locate and mark an underground natural gas pipeline resulting in the plaintiff striking the pipeline with his trencher causing a large gas explosion […]

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Summary Judgment in I-70 Accident Case

Jim Dieterich and Dmitry Vilner obtained summary judgment for White and Steele’s client, a truck driver, by successfully arguing that the claims were barred by the statute of limitations.  The plaintiff had rented a car and turned over the wheel to his wife late at night while driving with his family across country.  While traveling […]

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Motion to Dismiss Granted in Premises Liability Case: Court Finds Listing Agents Owed No Duty of Care

Jim Meseck and Dmitry Vilner recently won a motion to dismiss in a premises liability case.  Jim and Dmitry’s clients were listing agents retained by a couple wishing to sell their home.  The plaintiff, herself a real estate agent, alleged that she went to the home to “preview” it for a buyer.  While previewing the […]

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Summary Judgment in Truck-Auto Accident Case

Jim Dieterich and Dmitry Vilner recently won summary judgment on behalf of White and Steele’s client, a 24/7 HVAC service company.  A company employee had taken the keys to one of the company’s trucks without permission (permission was disputed), and used the truck to move his furniture during a holiday.  The employee then got into […]

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Court Enforces Liability Waiver and Release

The Las Animas District Court granted a Motion for Summary Judgement enforcing the exculpatory clause in a membership agreement in favor of a rehabilitation and fitness center.  In a detailed 12-page Order, the Court applied the factors set forth by the Supreme Court in Jones v. Dressel, 623 P.2d 370 (Colo. 1981) holding that the […]

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Defense Verdict in Lawsuit Against Insurance Agent

Keith Olivera recently obtained a defense verdict for his client, an insurance agent who sold a Commercial General Liability policy to the plaintiff, a construction company.  The plaintiff was audited by its insurance company, and the plaintiff was required to pay an additional premium.  However, the plaintiff never paid the premium, so its policy was […]

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Federal Court Grants Motion to Dismiss on Claim Alleging Landlord Liability for Tenant’s Off-Property Conduct

Jim Dieterich and Dmitry Vilner recently obtained a complete dismissal of all claims against their client in federal court.  In an undoubtedly tragic case, the plaintiff was a motorist driving down I-76 when his minivan collided with a runaway horse.  The plaintiff’s wife was killed in the accident.  The horse’s owner had been riding the […]

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Summary Judgment in ‘Vanishing Cow’ Bad Faith Case

Jim Dieterich and Dmitry Vilner recently won summary judgment for their client in a “vanishing cow” insurance bad faith case.  The plaintiff, a rancher, had leased a pasture for his cattle to graze on.  He alleged that, over several years, hundreds of his cows simply went missing.  Near the end of his lease, the plaintiff […]

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White and Steele Persuades Judge and Jury in $500,000 Real Estate Malpractice Trial

Jim Meseck and Diana Mendez successfully defended a real estate broker and brokerage in a six day jury trial. The legal claims were for negligence, violations of the Colorado Consumer Protection Act (“CCPA”), fraud, negligent infliction of emotional distress, extreme and outrageous conduct, and civil conspiracy due to allegations of, among other things, undisclosed mold […]

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