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Mark Neider recently published an article in the CLM Construction Fall Edition regarding avoiding gas explosions on construction sites.  Mark’s article is available here: https://online.pubhtml5.com/adfn/ntsu/#p=6.

The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Little Sisters of the Poor v. Pennsylvania, et al. (19-431) is a victory for employers with religious or moral objections to the Affordable Care Act’s contraception coverage mandate. On its face, this decision extends protections the Court afforded employers in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., 573 U.S. 682 […]

As employers are well aware, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended by Congress in 1991, prohibits them from failing or refusing to hire or from discharging any individual, or otherwise from discriminating against an individual “because of” that individual’s sex, even if other factors in addition to sex motivated the […]

The Colorado Legislature recently passed the Healthy Families and Workplaces Act, which was signed into law on July 14, 2020.  See C.R.S. § 8-13.3-403.  The new law requires Colorado employers with more than 16 employees to provide 48 hours of paid sick leave to exempt and non-exempt employees beginning on January 1, 2021.  The law […]

Winnebago Case Update

For those manufacturers and sellers interested in enforcing the terms of a product warranty, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals provided good authority for enforcement of precise terms prior to filing any suit. The Court also recognized clearly the distinction between Winnebago, the manufacturer, and its dealers. In Platt v. Winnebago Industries, the Court affirmed […]

Katie Pratt recently spoke on a panel of employment law attorneys at the 2020 NAMWOLF Driving Diversity Conference.  The presentation focused on how the November 2020 election may impact a variety of employment law issues.  Katie spoke on the highly anticipated cases currently pending before the United States Supreme Court that will determine whether the […]

Cathy Havener Greer, a trustee emerita for Randolph College Board of Trustees recently published an article in AGB’s Trustee magazine titled “Embracing Change and Continuity,” discussing her experience as the chair of the Randolph College Board of Trustees from 2015 through 2019.  Cathy is also a member of the Board of the Association of Governing Boards […]

Congratulations to Cathy Havener Greer and Katie Pratt

On October 3, 2019, the Colorado Court of Appeals affirmed judgment in favor of a Colorado municipal court judge who was sued by a former litigant. Cathy Havener Greer and Katie Pratt defended the judge and argued that the plaintiff’s claims should be dismissed based on absolute judicial immunity, failure to give notice under the […]

Bill O’Connell and Katie Pratt of Wells Anderson & Race recently defended the former Sheriff of Fremont County and the Board of County Commissioners in a suit arising from the death of a pre-trial detainee in the County jail. After a 6-day jury trial in Federal District Court in Denver, the jury found in favor […]

Following the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision in Calderon v. American Family Mutual Insurance Company two plaintiffs filed suit against State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company on behalf of a potential group of similarly situated individuals who allegedly suffered a common claim. Those plaintiffs claimed that State Farm unlawfully set off prior medical payment coverage payments […]

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