Colorado Construction Litigation Blog

Construction Defect Reform – A Legislative Preview December 10, 2014 – 3:00 to 5:00 pm 2 hours CLE applied for Happy Hour to Follow Members Only  There is no question that the conversation surrounding construction defect litigation and legislation is both intensifying and that it has changed tone. Instead of being a dispute between the […]

Whenever a homeowner association (HOA) starts thinking in terms of a construction defect lawsuit against its developer and/or builder, its board members will inevitably be confronted with the purported risk and liability to their homeowners if they do not pursue the alleged defects and deficiencies brought to their attention. Not surprisingly, the board members are […]

An issue that has plagued builders in Colorado construction defect litigation is the difficulty of getting additional insured carriers to fully participate in the builder’s defense, oftentimes leaving the builder to fund its own defense during the course of the litigation.  Many additional insurers offer a variety of positions regarding why they will not pay […]

With “green building” practices and projects becoming more mainstream across the country, it is more important than ever to account for the unique issues they raise.  Recognizing this need, the American Institute of Architects (“AIA”) introduced five new form agreements in the past year to be used on green building projects.  The new agreements are […]

One of the bright spots in the Colorado construction industry over the last few years has been the construction of for-rent apartments. It seems as though apartments are going up everywhere you look along the Front Range. As market forces change, it will be interesting to see whether these units will remain apartments or whether […]

I am happy to have been asked to speak at this year’s CDLA Annual Conference, July 26th through 28th, in Crested Butte. William J. McConnell, PE, of Vertex Engineering, and I will discuss common building code violations alleged in construction defect cases and how to respond to these allegations. In an effort to adjust the conference to meet the needs […]

I am proud of the two years I served as an At-Large Director for the CDLA and am happy to have been part of the team responsible for reinvigorating the CDLA’s Trial Academy. As I now rotate off of the Board of Directors, I would like to recognize and encourage those who will be leading […]

Littleton, CO (PRWEB) July 19, 2010 The Colorado Defense Lawyers Association (CDLA) today announced that Dawn Kubik, Esq, Jones Waters & Geislinger, Jessica Stieber, Esq., McConaughy & Sarkissian, Jody Haskins, Esq., White & Steele and David McLain, Esq., Higgins, Hopkins, McLain & Roswell, have joined the Association’s Board of Directors. The appointments of Mesdames Kubik, […]


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