Colorado Construction Litigation Blog

As anyone involved in construction knows, one of the most heavily used forms for tracking insurance information during the subcontracting phase of a project is the Acord Certificate of Liability Insurance. General contractors often require subcontractors to provide these ubiquitous forms as evidence that the subcontractor maintains adequate insurance or insurance which complies with the […]

Roughly a year ago, this blog reviewed a bankruptcy court order finding an individual’s, Greg Rollison (“Rollison”), debt was non-dischargeable.  The court found Rollison made false representations under § 523(a)(2)(A)  to Kelvin and Holly Knaub (the “Knaubs”), knowing such representations to be false, with the intent to deceive the Knaubs into believing a replacement house […]

On April 17, 2013, the Colorado Senate Judiciary Committee voted, along party lines, to postpone indefinitely SB 52. Here is a link to the Denver Business Journal’s story regarding the bill and its untimely demise: “Lawmakers kill lawsuit limits on condo defects.“Unfortunately, it will be at least another year before the legislature will have the ability […]

Here is an update regarding SB 52 from Amie Mayhew, Executive Director of the Colorado Association of Home Builders: Yesterday, the Senate Judiciary Committee heard the proponents testimony on SB-52.  Because the Senate was due back on the floor by 5:00 they were not able to hear all of the opponents or to deliberate.   SB-52 […]

After a long wait, Colorado SB 13-52 has been scheduled for its first hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday, April 15th at 1:30. The long delay in hearing was caused by a desire to wait for the release of a study to determine why there are so few construction professionals willing to build […]

Travelers Indemnity Company (“Travelers”) recently won a decision against Larimer County regarding a claim for damage caused to the roofs of several buildings at the County Fairgrounds.  Travelers Indemnity Company v. Board of County Commissioners for Larimer County, Slip Copy, 2013 WL 238865, p. 1 (10thCir. 2013).  Larimer County alleged, in district court, that snowstorms […]

On January 17, 2013 Representative Fischer introduced House Bill 13-1090 into the Colorado House of Representatives. HB 1090 was assigned the House Business, Labor, Economic and Workforce Development Committee. The bill, sponsored by Senator Tochtrop in the Senate, sets the following requirements for both private and public construction contracts: The owner and contractor must make […]

In a prior blog post, we summarized the Court of Appeals decision in the case of AC Excavating, Inc. v. Yale, ___ P. 3d. ___, 2010 WL 3432219 (Colo. App. Sept. 2, 2010) which provided an interpretation of the Colorado Mechanic’s Lien Trust Fund Statute, C.R.S. § 38-22-127 (hereafter “the Trust Fund Statute”).  A divided […]

Keirns Construction Co. (“Keirns”) hired Landmark Engineering, Ltd. (“Landmark”) to provide a geotechnical investigation and foundation designs for two duplexes Keirns built in Larimer County.  Keirns and Landmark signed one contract in 2001 for the geotechnical work and two separate contracts in 2005 for the foundation design of the two duplexes.  Each contract contained an identical “risk […]

I received today a communication from the Colorado Association of Home Builders regarding the background and benefits of Senate Bill 13-052. Please take a moment to read this information. Please Support Senate Bill 13-52 Supporting Transit-Oriented Development and Multi-Family Housing Background: Affordable housing and transit-oriented, mixed-use developments—or TODs—are facing a crisis of scarcity in Colorado—especially […]

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