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Updated – Status of Community Association Manager Regs in Doubt?

  • April 11th, 2018
  • Miles Buckingham
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April 11, 2018 Yesterday, the Colorado Senate’s Finance Committee postponed indefinitely consideration of House Bill 18-1175. As one Senate staffer told me: The Bill is dead. HB18-1175 seeks to continue the State’s licensing statutes and regulations for Community Association Managers (CAMs). Without an extension of the CAM Licensing Act, the…

Corporate Culture / Corporate Faith – Masterpiece Gets Cert to SCOTUS

  • June 26th, 2017
  • Miles Buckingham
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On June 26, 2017 the US Supreme Court said it would decide whether a business has the right, under the First Amendment, to deny services to a class of people protected under a state anti-discrimination law. Masterpiece Cakeshop, et al. v. Co. Civil Rights Comm’n, et al. The Masterpiece case…

When Does Collecting Fees and Costs Mean Retaliation?

  • February 3rd, 2016
  • Miles Buckingham
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February 3, 2016 – Colorado State Senator Morgan Carroll has introduced SB16-082 which seeks to prohibit Colorado homeowners’ associations from retaliating against an owner who undertakes ” a lawful action” to complain about “violation[s]” in a community. The proposed law, which can be read HERE, fails to define retaliation, nor…

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…

Boulders at Escalante-Foreseeability and Causation in Legal Malpractice Actions

  • July 9th, 2015
  • Miles Buckingham
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On June 18, 2015 the Court of Appeals issued its opinion in Boulders at Escalante LLC v. Otten Johnson Robinson Neff and Ragonetti PC, 2015 COA 85. The case carries significant implications for legal malpractice cases in Colorado. The case involves a developer who was sued by a contractor, and who…

Colorado Court of Appeals Opinions: Soicher v. State Farm; McShane v. Stirling Ranch; L&R Exploration v. Grynberg

  • May 4th, 2015
  • dflo
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The Colorado Court of Appeals recently issued a slew of opinions — three of which are of particular interest: Soicher v. State Farm 13CA2305 This opinion holds that an insurer must plead failure to cooperate as a separate defense or it is waived. In the course of the decision, the…

Thanks again

  • April 6th, 2015
  • Miles Buckingham
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Thanks again to the friends, clients, and colleagues who helped Nemirow Perez enjoy a successful and fulfilling first year in business. We are grateful for the support and trust that each of you have shared with us in this endeavor.

Uber and Lyft Drivers Challenging Independent Contractor Status

  • February 24th, 2015
  • Miles Buckingham
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In two California cases filed this month, Uber and Lyft drivers are seeking to be considered employees rather than independent contractors. The Uber and Lyft business models has the companies acting as clearing houses for assignments. Drivers can choose whether to accept any particular assignment (or to reject them) If…

Colo. Supreme Court grants Cert. on three potentially important cases

  • November 4th, 2014
  • Miles Buckingham
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Today (November 3, 2014), the Colorado Supreme Court granted certiorari review on three cases, all of which may be important to civil defense lawyers practicing in Colorado. In order of their relative interest, the cases are: 1. Martinez et al. v. Mintz Law Firm LLC et al., 14SC1. Included among…

Nancy Miller in The Docket – Denver Bar Association publication

  • September 8th, 2014
  • Miles Buckingham
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Nemirow Perez’s own Nancy Miller was recognized for her volunteer work with Lawline 9 at p. 21 of the September 2014 issue of the Docket. The attorneys and staff of Nemirow Perez are proud to be a part of, and contribute to, our Colorado community.

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