Distracted Driving: the Dangers, the Deceit, the Delusions

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and along with CDOTs Distracted Driving Campaign, I thought it imperative to once again stress the importance of driving distraction-free. In March I discussed in a blog post how smart cars really do not allow for drivers to drive distraction-free, and cited some important…

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Meaningful Access to the Civil Justice System for All?

A recent op-ed in the New York Times discussed that each year the United States Supreme Court accepts about 75 of the 10,000 petitions filed. Of those they do accept, a small group of lawyers, who mostly work for corporate clients, argue a large amount of these cases. Of that…

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Why Trial Lawyers are Good for Business

One of the great things about America is our system of free enterprise which provides a thriving marketplace for us all. But this system exists because we have enforceable and meaningful access to a viable civil justice system. It is the trial lawyer that facilitates and provides this access to…

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Your Icy Sidewalk Could Get You in Trouble!

Very few of us actually enjoy shoveling snow. It’s tedious, backbreaking and exhausting. But we get out there and do what has to be done. Trouble is that often we do just the minimum. We shovel a path to the front door, a path to the mail box and remove…

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Lakewood City Council’s New Home-Building Measure Hurts Consumer Rights

As residents and developers in Lakewood move forward from the October 14th City Council vote to amend Colorado’s construction-defects law, I see several problems with the measure that they passed. To begin, this new municipal ordinance may be in conflict with state law. Before any action can be taken using…

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