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COVID-19 Update: U.S. District Court of Colorado

COVID-19 Update:  U.S. District Court of Colorado June 30, 2020 The District Court of Colorado has released a new District Court General Order 2020-10. This General Order prohibits persons who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or experiencing symptoms, persons who have had close contact with COVID-19 in the last 14 days, and persons who have […]

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COVID-19 Update:  Colorado State Courts

COVID-19 Update:  Colorado State Courts During an unprecedented time where operations of the court are limited by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Colorado Court system is responding in a way that promotes and supports the operation of the judicial branch of government while maintaining the public’s access to justice. June 12, 2019 Update: Each jurisdiction is posting […]

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COVID-19 Update: Service of Process and Notarization

COVID-19 Update: Service of Process and Notarization Colorado Secretary of State Operations: The Colorado Secretary of State’s office has suspended in-person services. Most of the Secretary of State’s services are available online. Any filings that must be submitted in paper and not electronically should be sent via the United States Postal Service only. No other […]

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Can contracts with the marijuana industry be enforced in a court of law? – Parts 1 and 2

Can Contracts With the Marijuana Industry Be Enforced in a Court of Law? – Part 2 (Part 1 below) By: Anthony Vanicek  In January, 2019 this blog page published a piece about the enforceability of contracts in the marijuana industry which described the development of court decisions in both Colorado state courts and federal courts. The […]

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Lex Mercatoria: International Contracts for the Sale of Goods, Drafting Effective Choice of Law Provisions, and Avoiding the Unwitting Submission to the CISG

Lex Mercatoria: International Contracts for the Sale of Goods, Drafting Effective Choice of Law Provisions, and Avoiding the Unwitting Submission to the CISG By:  Anthony Vanicek Many contracts for the sale of goods come with boilerplate language specifying the parties’ choice of state law that will govern in the event of a contracts dispute. They […]

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Insurance Claim Denial: Is my insurer acting in bad faith?

Insurance Claim Denial: Is My Insurer Acting in Bad Faith? By:  Anthony B. Vanicek, Esq. While Colorado recognizes the common law tort of bad faith breach of an insurance contract, Colorado also provides insureds with separate statutory basis for recovery found in C.R.S. § 10-3-1115 and § 10-3-1116. When an individual makes an insurance claim, […]

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Proposed Amendment to F.R.C.P. 30(b)(6)

Proposed Amendment to F.R.C.P. 30(b)(6) By:  Chad Lieberman, Esq. In August of 2018 the Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure of the Judicial Conference of the United States released a preliminary draft an amendment to F.R.C.P. 30(b)(6).  As stated by the Committee, the goal of the amendment was to address concerns regarding overlong or […]

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Claims Against Public Entities – Immunity and Notice Issues

Claims Against Public Entities – Immunity and Notice Issues Revised November 1, 2018 By:  Chad Lieberman, Esq. Colorado has 42 state parks and hundreds of publicly owned and operated open spaces, local parks, preserves, hiking paths, recreational facilities and golf courses.   Claims for personal injuries associated with these areas are likely controlled by the Colorado Premises […]

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