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Mark Bello

Martin Luther King Day: Reflect and Remember

Today we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., America’s champion of racial justice and equality. This man endured harassment, threats, beatings, even bombings, but it never stopped is fight for justice and equality. Dr. King […]

T. Thomas Metier

Did the District Court Err in Not Ordering Immediate Return of Man’s Property?

In Tyler v. City of Omaha, No. A-16-867, (Neb. Ct. App. 2018) the Nebraska Court of Appeals handled this pro se appeal. Billy Roy Tyler (“Tyler”) filed a replevin action against the City of Omaha (“City”) seeking immediate delivery/return of […]

T. Thomas Metier

Is an Easement Deed Valid Even When the Deed Contains Only One Legal Description?

The Colorado Appeals Court took on this question in City of Lakewood v. Armstrong, No. 16CA1494 (2017 COA 159). On June 18, 1984, Lois Jones Mackey (“Mackey”) executed a deed (“Mackey deed”) to convey a permanent public easement for ingress […]

James Humann

IVC FILTER UPDATE: COURT ISSUES SCHEDULING ORDER IN BLOOD CLOT FILTER LITIGATION

On January 9, 2018, U.S. District Judge Richard L. Young issued a Scheduling Order in Cook Medical, Inc., IVC Filters Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2570. This is the second bellwether case scheduled for trial against Cook Medical for injuries caused by its inferior vena cava filter products.

Mark Bello

When Fighting for Justice becomes Waiting for Justice

Immigrants fighting deportation can be detained indefinitely while trying to defend their rights to remain in the U.S. While many eventually win their case, others give up because they cannot endure the hardship of being locked up. Today, I read […]

John Bair

Save More Money in 2018: Here’s How

There is always room to improve your family’s financial plan. January is Financial Wellness Month, and a great time to review your money management methods and make changes to save more and work toward a secure financial future. Check out […]

Mark Bello

Justice for All

Most of us have strong personal opinions on how to best shape or migrate through the American sociopolitical landscape. These days, injustice seems to have run amok. Yet, seldom is an opinion asked of or consideration given to the victims […]

John Bair

4 Articles You Should Read if You’re Considering a Special Needs Trust

A special needs trust is a highly effective way for some people to maintain eligibility for government benefits if they’re about to receive a big sum of money, such as a settlement or inheritance. If you’re thinking about setting up […]

James Humann

MASS TORT UPDATE: Court Issues Pretrial Order in Bard Blood Clot Filter Litigation

According to the Order issued in Multidistrict Litigation 2641 (MDL 2641) the first BARD IVC Filter bellwether case – Sherr-Una Booker v. C. R. Bard Incorporated and Bard Peripheral Vascular Incorporated (2:16-cv-00474) – is set to begin trial on March 14, 2018.

T. Thomas Metier

When a Tax Deed Notice is Returned ‘Undeliverable’, What Constitutes Reasonable Diligence in Conducting Further Searches for an Alternative Address?

The Colorado Court of Appeals took on this question in Wells Fargo v. Olivas, No. 16CA2158, (2017COA158).  In this case, Buyers purchased a home in Pueblo in 2004. Buyers signed a deed of trust in favor of Wells Fargo Financial […]