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    • Must You Exhaust the At-Fault Driver’s Policy Before a UIM Claim?

      Must You Exhaust the At-Fault Driver’s Policy Before a UIM Claim?

      Under Colorado law, can a UIM policy require the policyholder to exhaust the entirety of the at-fault driver’s liability policy before making a claim? The Colorado Court of Appeals recently addressed this question.

    • How Long Do You Have to File a Colorado Underinsured Motorist Claim?

      How Long Do You Have to File a Colorado Underinsured Motorist Claim?

      The statute of limitations for filing an underinsured motorist claim in Colorado became the subject of an appellate court case in Stoesz v. State Farm, No. 14CA0956, Court of Appeals of Colorado, Division IV (June 18, 2015). Section 13-80-107.5(1)(b) provides […]

    • Mailbox Marauders Strike

      Mailbox Marauders Strike

      Like many big-town commuters, my family lives in a fairly rural area outside the city. Just this week, our local Sheriff's Office notified us that a few reports of mail theft had…

    • Thanksgiving Threats

      Thanksgiving Threats

      With all the hustle and bustle surrounding this most culinary-focused of holidays, accidents do happen. So what poses the greatest threat to all those celebrating with friends and family…

    • Constitutional Rocky Mountain High

      Constitutional Rocky Mountain High

      The stage is set for an interesting battle between state constitutional law and the federal prohibition against marijuana in Colorado and Washington. In Colorado, voters approved an…

    • Product Liability Selectively Advocated

      Product Liability Selectively Advocated

      Along with all manner of personal injury claims, defective product claims have suffered numerous attacks by tort reformers. In 2003, Colorado’s product liability statute was amended,…

    • Safety Reminders for Grown-Up Ghouls

      Safety Reminders for Grown-Up Ghouls

      A record 170 million people plan to celebrate Halloween this year, according to National Retailers Federation’s 2012 Halloween consumer spending survey. Seven in 10 Americans will get…

    • Neither Jury Duty Nor Court Orders Discretionary

      Neither Jury Duty Nor Court Orders Discretionary

      Earlier this year a Florida judge had to declare a mistrial in a high-profile murder case after multiple members of the jury pool gossiped with each other about the defendant during breaks in the…

    • Concerns Over Enticement of Children

      Concerns Over Enticement of Children

      The disappearance of 10-year-old girl, Jessica Ridgeway who went missing on her way to school Friday, have authorities concerned that it may be related to two child enticement cases last…

    • Why You Must Ask Questions

      Why You Must Ask Questions

      I routinely receive questions posed about lawsuits – how much is my claim worth?, why do I have to deal with an insurance company?, or how long until I receive my settlement check? or…