Colorado Construction Litigation Blog

In today’s online edition of the Denver Business Journal, Ed Sealover reported that the “Bill that bothered Colorado builders dies without a hearing.”  In a hearing today of the Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee, Senate Majority Leader John Morse asked the committee to postpone Senate Bill 45 indefinitely after stating that the issues […]

One of the problems for commercial property owners involves work done at the request of a tenant (i.e., tenant finish, tenant remodel, tenant repairs, or other similar work) that can become the obligation of the property owner. Specifically, a mechanic’s lien claim can be brought by the unpaid general contractor, trade subcontractor, and/or material supplier […]

In three previous entries (first on January 13, 2010 – “Colorado Homeowner Protection Act of 2010. Much ado about nothing or Trojan horse?,” then on March 16, 2010 “Is a Legislative Attack on Colorado Homebuilders Imminent?,” and finally on April 2, 2010 “Will there be a construction defects bill in 2010? When will we know?“), I […]

On Wednesday, the Senate Business, Labor & Technology Committee considered HB 10-1394 and referred the bill, unamended, to the Senate Committee of the Whole.  The bill is currently calandered for Second Reading in the Senate on Monday, May 3rd. Prior to the hearing on Wedneday, stakeholders from all affected industries (homeowners, builders, subcontractors, insurers, and […]

Yesterday I posted the American Subcontractors Association of Colorado’s opposition piece to Colorado House Bill 10-1394.  Upon returning to my office, I found in my inbox the documents prepared by the Colorado Association of Home Builders to set the record straight. Correcting the Record: Response to American Subcontractors Association of Colorado Opposition to HB-1394 What […]

On April 21st, House Bill 10-1394 passed Second Reading in the House, after being amended.  The current version of the bill, found here, had two significant amendments prior to its passage out of the House.  First, in section one of the bill, the language of section 13-20-808(3)(a)(VI) was changed to read: THE WORK OF A CONSTRUCTION […]

As previously reported, HB 10-1394 was introduced into the Colorado House of Representatives on April 1, 2010.  For information or background regarding the bill, you can read our previous blog entry here.  The bill was amended by the House Business Affairs and Labor Committee and passed out of the committee on an 11-0 vote on […]

Denver, CO, April 04, 2010 –( — The Denver-based law firm of Higgins, Hopkins, McLain & Roswell, LLC (HHMR) has announced that one of its litigators has been selected to receive an honor as 2010 Colorado Super Lawyer® by Super Lawyers magazine, and that three other HHMR lawyers also have been recognized as “Rising Stars” […]

On the front page of today’s Denver Business Journal, Ed Sealover wrote an article entitled, “Builders fear another version of the construction-defects bill.”  In the article, Mr. Sealover notes that Senator Morse introduced SB 10-045 of the first day of the session, which is entitled “The Homeowner Protection Act of 2010.”  In the article, Mr. […]

I am happy to announce that Colorado Construction Litigation, the blog by the attorneys at Higgins, Hopkins, McLain & Roswell, LLC is gaining traction by recently being listed in Construction Marketing Ideas’ list of construction blogs. According to that site, the author has sought “to link to any relevant blog (without expectation of reciprocation). In […]


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