T. Thomas Metier

When Are Litigants Required to Pay an Expert’s Post-Settlement Collection Costs?

The Colorado Supreme Court answered that question in Laleh v. Johnson, No. 16SC134, (2017 CO 93). This case is about a fee dispute between a pair of litigants and a court-appointed expert. In 2012, Khalil Laleh (“Laleh”) brought a forcible […]

Chris Nace

Personal Data: What’s Being Done to Protect Us from Another Equifax Disaster?

As the world becomes more advanced and consumers become more invested in technology, there has been a greater increase in the number of data breaches involving consumer information. While we posted a blog discussing the ramifications of the Equifax breach […]

John Bair

Legal Funding FAQ Series: Are Lawsuit Loans Legal?

You might not have heard of the terms “plaintiff funding,” “lawsuit loan” and/or “legal funding” until you were well into litigation and struggling to make ends meet before your settlement arrives. If you’re out of work following a catastrophic accident, […]

John Bair

Special Needs Activity Programs You May Not Know About

At Milestone Consulting, we have helped many families protect the financial futures of their children with special needs. We implement plans that involve trusts, Medicare set-asides and much more in order to ensure their settlement and other income are being […]

T. Thomas Metier

When Does a School Police Officer Have Probable Cause to Arrest a Student?

The United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit got to untangle this case in Scott v. City of Albuquerque, No. 15-2154, (10th Cir. 2017). In January 2009, Quentin Scott (“Scott”) was a thirteen-year-old seventh-grader at Grant Middle School […]

Mark Bello

What and Who is Really Disrespecting ‘America’?

President Trump has said that NFL owners should fire players who kneel during the National Anthem because those players are disrespecting the flag and everything it stands for. Trump also encouraged spectators to walk out of stadiums in protest. Vice […]

Mark Bello

Lawsuits Aim to Stop More Violence Like Charlottesville

Was there something that could have been done to prevent the violent chaos in the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia? Historically, leading figures in the white nationalist movement and private militia groups have not been all that political; they have not […]

T. Thomas Metier

Can the Court Exclude Expert Testimony as a Sanction When the Underlying Report Fails to Meet the FRCP Requirements?

The Supreme Court of the State of Colorado answered that question in Catholic Health Initiatives Colorado d/b/a Centura Health – St. Anthony North Hospital v. Earl Swensson Associates, Inc., (2017 CO 94). In March 2016, Catholic Health filed suit against […]

John Bair

Is Your Special Needs Child Dealing with a Bully?

As parents, we always want our kids to be safe, healthy, and happy. So, naturally, news that your special needs child is dealing with a bully at school can evoke a range of strong emotions. Although it goes against our […]

Bryan Pope

New Hope: Pain Specialists Turn to Ketamine for Treating CRPS/RSD

Medical researchers have found that low doses of an intravenous anesthetic known as Ketamine may offer relief from the debilitating pain of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). Their findings have been published in the Journal of Pain Medicine.   What […]