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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 was hit by the other vehicle.  The insurer prevailed at the court of appeals and the supreme court denied his petition for certiorari and affirmed the judgment in favor of the insurer.

White and Steele, P.C.’s 25th Annual
Wyoming Claims Seminar
Presented by:
WHITE AND STEELE, P. C.
A Litigation Firm for Colorado and Wyoming

The 2021 Wyoming Claims Seminar was held virtually on Friday, February 19, 2021.  The seminar is designed to introduce all levels of insurance claim handlers to various issues in claims handling, with a focus on tips and tools for evaluating claims and identifying potential problems early in the process.  Our agenda this year included various topics such as COVID litigation preview; telemedicine independent medical evaluations; Wyoming claims handling update, navigating regulations and bad faith pitfalls; and balanced billing for the adjustment of motor vehicles or trailer damage claims. 

Speakers from White and Steele included Rachel Ryckman, Catlynne Shadakofsky, Nick Klann and Jessica Fix. 

White and Steele appreciates the interest and support of all who attend and participate in our annual Wyoming Insurance Claims Seminars.  If you are interested in next year’s event as an attendee, sponsor or speaker, please contact Darla Frechette at dfrechette@wsteele.com

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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 the tenants, that they breached the terms of the lease, and that they breached the duty of good faith and fair dealing. The Court agreed with the defendants’ argument that the complaint asserted unrecognized and conclusory allegations, granted the motion to dismiss in its entirety, and awarded defendants their attorney fees and costs.

White and Steele, P.C.’s 24th Annual
Wyoming Claims Seminar
Presented 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 in claims handling, with a focus on tips and tools for evaluating claims and identifying potential problems early in the process.  Our agenda this year included various topics such as biomechanics in low speed motor vehicle collisions, electrical failures of the future, landowners dilemma: gun rights and premises liability in Wyoming, rise of micromobility and implications for transportation-related accidents, Wyoming case law update and consumer complaints. 

Speakers from White and Steele included Rachel Ryckman, Catlynne Shadakofsky and Nick Klann. 

White and Steele appreciates the interest and support of all who attend and participate in our annual Wyoming Insurance Claims Seminars.  If you are interested in next year’s event as an attendee, sponsor or speaker, please contact Darla Frechette at dfrechette@wsteele.com

Thank You To Our Sponsors

Cati Shadakofsky obtained two defense verdicts in bench trials presented to judges in Denver and Jefferson Counties. The first case regarded an allegedly faulty installation of a car stereo that led to electrical wiring damage in the entire vehicle. After presentation of evidence, the judge rendered a defense verdict and awarded costs and attorney fees. The second case involved damaged contents to a package shipped by a local packing and shipping company. The judge rendered a defense verdict based on contract terms that limited the liability of the shipping company to a certain value agreed to by the customer.

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