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Updated – Status of Community Association Manager Regs in Doubt?

  • April 11, 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…

Corporate Culture / Corporate Faith – Masterpiece Gets Cert to SCOTUS

  • June 26, 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….

When Does Collecting Fees and Costs Mean Retaliation?

  • February 3, 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,…

Questions About New Colo. Community Assoc. Manager Bill

  • January 29, 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,…

Boulders at Escalante-Foreseeability and Causation in Legal Malpractice Actions

  • July 9, 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…

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

  • May 4, 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…

Thanks again

  • April 6, 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 24, 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…

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

  • November 4, 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….

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