Archive for January, 2016

Questions About New Colo. Community Assoc. Manager Bill

  • January 29th, 2016
  • Miles Buckingham
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January 29, 2016 Colorado House Representative JoAnn Windholz has offered HB16-1133 for consideration by the Colorado House. While the bill contains changes to existing laws which may not be controversial, the proposed revisions to 12-61-1010, C.R.S. (2016) could create numerous opportunities for litigation by disgruntled Boards, Directors, and Owners. The bill, as currently drafted, would impose significant new…

Guidance for HOA Managers re: Records Retention

  • January 27th, 2016
  • Miles Buckingham
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January 13, 2016 — A new Director Position Statement by the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies: Division of Real Estate pertaining to record retention duties of Community Association Managers (“CAMs”) has been published. The Statement sets forth the Division’s opinion of the scope of currently-existing retention regulations. While a CAM…

Colorado Supreme Court’s Baker Opinion Affirms Narrow Window of Liability for Attorneys

  • January 20th, 2016
  • Miles Buckingham
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  On January 19, 2016, the Colorado Supreme Court issued its Opinion in Baker v. Wood, Ris & Hames, 2013 SC 554. In its Opinion the Court reexamined the issue of whether an attorney may be held liable to a non-client for legal malpractice and affirmed Colorado’s history of (by-and-large) classifying malpractice claims by…