Colorado Construction Litigation Blog

In an apparent gift to plaintiffs’ construction defect lawyers, Representatives Parenti and Bacon introduced House Bill 24-1230 on February 12, 2024.  The bill was assigned to the House Judiciary Committee and is scheduled for hearing on March 6th, during the afternoon session beginning at 1:30 pm.  To date, the bill does not have any senate […]

On February 5th, Senators Zenzinger and Coleman, along with Representative Bird, introduced Senate Bill 24-106 into the Colorado Legislature.  The bill has been assigned to the Senate Committee on Local Government and Housing.  What follows are the various portions of the bill I believe to be the most impactful, as described in the bill summary, […]

In a case of first impression, the First Division of the Colorado Court of Appeals recently reviewed whether parties may contractually alter the accrual time established by Colorado’s statute of limitations for construction defect actions, C.R.S. § 13-80-104, in South Conejos Sch. Dist. RE-10 v. Wold Architects, Inc., 2023 COA 85 (2023), decided on September […]

On June 7, 2023, the Colorado Legislature passed House Bill 23-1192 (“HB 23-1192”), now codified at C.R.S. § 6-1-730.  As it was first drafted, HB 23-1192 purported to create additional protections in the Colorado Consumer Protection Act (“CCPA”), but instead threatened to put construction professionals at an increased risk during litigation.  Under Section One of […]

Would you believe me if I told you that this year could have been worse for builders? Had COVID-19 not hit, the Colorado Legislature may have passed bills that would have had a severely negative impact on the home building industry. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Legislature temporarily adjourned in mid-March, 67 days […]

Here is a rundown of the latest goings on at the Colorado State Capitol: SB 20-138 – Concerning increased consumer protection for homeowners seeking relief for construction defects. As previously discussed, if enacted, Senate Bill 20-138 would: Extend Colorado’s statute of repose for construction defects from 6+2 years to 10+2 years; Require tolling of the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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