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Kathryn Starnella on a Presentation Spree

Last week, Kathryn Starnella participated in three presentations. The topics included Title VII, religious rights, qualified immunity, and trending claims and litigation strategies. On September 24, Kathryn served as a panelist for Faculty for Federal Advocate’s presentation, “Qualified Immunity in a Post-George Floyd Era.” Her co-panelists for the presentation were Honorable Juan Villaseñor, District Court […]

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 […]

Congratulations to Kathryn Starnella!

On July 31, 2020, Kathryn Starnella was sworn in as a new member of the Board of Directors for the National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations (NCWBA). Kathryn will serve a two-year term. The NCWBA is comprised of women’s bar associations from across the country and Canada and represents about 35,000 women lawyers. It serves […]

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 […]

Remote Trials in the Age of Covid-19

Adam O’Brien and William Healy recently completed a virtual bench trial on behalf of clients involved in a commercial property dispute and quiet title action in Pitkin County Colorado State Court. The entire trial was conducted over WebEx, including presentation of witnesses, admission of exhibits, and arguments to the Court. Adam O’Brien’s practice focuses on […]

On June 18, 2020 Cathy Havener Greer participated in an event for Denver Kids presented by the Dream Team led by Judge Adam Espinosa. The event introduced middle school and high school students to careers in law and addressed Social Media, Know Your Rights, and the Law School Experience. In addition to Judge Espinosa, the […]

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 […]

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