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Roundup Lawsuits: Signs of a Turning Tide?

Jurors in California have ordered Monsanto, the company who created the herbicide Roundup, to pay over $2 billion in damages to a couple who alleged they both developed non-Hodgkin Lymphoma after decades of spraying Roundup on their property.  This is the third trial to find Monsanto liable for cancer related to Roundup, or specifically glyphosate, [...]

When Hail Breaks Loose

It’s May! Let’s give a warm welcome to sunshine and flowers.  Let’s give another welcome, a cooler one, to hail. If you live in the Front Range, you live in what the insurance industry calls “Hail Valley.”  Thanks to several devastating storms in 2018, Colorado has now surpassed Texas as the costliest state for hail [...]

Balance Bills: Adding Insult to Injury

At some point, most of us end up in the vinyl-gloved hands of a hospital staff.  If you are reading this blog there is a good chance you’ve been there too, and recently.  Hopefully you emerged from the facility in better shape-- body, mind, and soul-- than when you went in. Bills, Bills, Bills Financially [...]

By |April 29th, 2019|Healthcare|

Colorado DUI of Marijuana Explained

As a legal establishment in the Mile High City, we are sometimes presented with questions like this: “So um, I have this friend.  And he asked me if he was a little, you know, lit, and needed to drive somewhere, for like cheese fries or something, what exactly are the rules about that?  I mean, [...]

E-scooters: Here to Stay?

If you’ve been to downtown Denver lately, there’s a good chance you’ve seen an e-scooter.  Maybe you’ve even rented one for a quick, cheap trip across town.  Zipping past gridlock for pennies per mile, while leaving a zero-carbon footprint?  What a great idea!  That’s fast, efficient, good-for-the-planet transportation! But wait.  Where do you park that [...]

A New Kind of Justice?

Did you know February 20 was Social Justice Day?  Neither did we, but as lawyers, the word “justice” makes us pay attention.  “Social justice,” however?  What does that mean? And more importantly, why should we care? A Definition First a definition, because even the name is confusing.  Traditionally, “justice” refers to the idea that you [...]

By |February 22nd, 2019|Social Justice|

Accident Alerts Explained

On February 6, a winter storm hit Denver.  Schools were delayed or cancelled, traffic slowed to a crawl, and police issued an Accident Alert.  As horizontal snow graced your windshield wipers and your phone buzzed with the news, you felt a moment of dread. Accident Alert?  What does that mean? Well friend, it means it’s [...]