Colorado Construction Litigation Blog

NEWS RELEASE February 12, 2020 METRO AREA MAYORS URGE NO VOTE ON SB 93 AS WRITTEN Hancock: “Now is not the time to shift Colorado into reverse and undo the great work this General Assembly has done to promote attainable housing.” Denver, CO – Today, Denver area mayors joined the chorus of business organizations, housing […]

On January 27th, Senator Robert Rodriguezintroduced SB 20-138 into the Colorado Legislature.  The bill has been assigned to the Senate Judiciary Committee and has not yet been scheduled for its first hearing in that committee.  In short, Senate Bill 20-138, if enacted, would: 1)      Extend Colorado’s statute of repose for construction defects from 6+2 years […]

With increasing frequency in the construction defect cases we defend, we are seeing commercial general liability insurance policies with “subcontractor warranty” endorsements.  Also known as contractor or subcontractor special conditions, these endorsements could have severe and negative consequences for builders that do not comply with their requirements.  In researching for this article, I reviewed six different endorsements […]

The attorneys and staff at Higgins, Hopkins, McLain & Roswell are proud to announce that Law Week Colorado named Founding Member Dave McLain as the 2019 People’s Choice for Best Construction Defects Lawyer for Defendants.  According to the publication: Law Week Colorado asked its readership to weigh in on the best attorneys in just about […]

In 2010, Hansen Construction was sued for construction defects and was defended by three separate insurance carriers pursuant to various primary CGL insurance policies.[i]  One of Hansen’s primary carriers, Maxum Indemnity Company, issued two primary policies, one from 2006-2007 and one from 2007-2008.  Everest National Insurance Company issued a single excess liability policy for the […]

Division V of the Colorado Court of Appeals addressed, for the first time, corporate veil-piercing in the context of a single-member, single-purpose LLC that is managed under a contract by another company.  On July 3, 2019, the Court of Appeals reversed the order of the Honorable Ross B. Buchannan, Denver District Court Judge (17CA2102), who […]

With the 2019 Colorado legislative session well underway, the construction industry is waiting with bated breath to see what the Democrat controlled legislature might do with respect to construction defect legislation.  In recent years, having a split legislature has prevented any attempts to roll back positive changes in the law, either from the legislature or […]

I am happy to have been asked to serve as an Executive Council member and instructor at this year’s CLM Claims College – School of Construction, to be held at the Marriott Baltimore Waterfront in Baltimore, Maryland on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 through Saturday, September 8, 2018. Overview of the 2018 School of Construction Construction claims present  […]

On March 6, 2018, Judge Edward Moss of Adams County issued a noteworthy, if bizarre, order concluding that construction excavators and earthmovers are uniquely subject to a three year statute of limitations. By way of background, in Colorado, per C.R.S. § 13-80-104, those furnishing the design, planning, supervision, inspection, construction, or observation of construction of […]

Archives

To learn more about our firm, call or e-mail us today to schedule a meeting with a member of our team