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Getting Familiar With Commercial General Liability (CGL)

All businesses need insurance coverage to protect them against the financial risks of doing business. In the construction industry this coverage includes many things like bodily injury, property damage, and sometimes workers’ compensation insurance. One very common insurance coverage is Commercial General Liability (CGL) insurance. This is a standard coverage option that used to be

When Can A General Contractor’s Knowledge Be Imputed To A Developer?

In construction litigation, one question that often arises is “Who knew what and when did they know it?” It’s an important point for clarifying responsibility for construction defects and remedying those defects. The term “impute” can come into play in these situations, particularly when one construction professional oversees another, as is the case with general

Application Of The Homeowner Protection Act Of 2007

Residential property owners who have suffered damages as a result of a construction professional’s negligence can find themselves wondering what remedies are available to them. They may fear limitations on their rights under construction defect law protections, but consumer protection is a high priority for the state, too. The Homeowner Protection Act of 2007 (HPA)

Construction Litigation Attorney For Decks and Balconies

Decks and balconies are popular additions and finishing touches to homes and condominiums. They provide usable outdoor space, even when space is limited or a yard non-existent. The enjoyment that decks and balconies provide can be marred, however, by construction defects. Not only do construction defects limit your use and enjoyment of the structure, they

Construction Litigation Attorney For Roofs

Of all the possible construction defects, roofs account for far more than their fair share of litigation. Roofing defects are the most common type of construction defect we see in Colorado construction litigation cases. Unfortunately, they are also some of the hardest to identify early. Until a problem arises there is no way to know

How the Discovery Rule Affects the Statute of Limitations

Colorado’s Statute of Limitations for construction defects is intended to protect contractors and construction professionals from litigation brought on well after completion of the project, but the Discovery Rule can change that.   How The Statute of Limitations Works A Statute of Limitations is a law passed by the state. This law puts a deadline

Economic Loss Doctrine: A License To Sell Defective Building Products?

Economic Loss Doctrines (ELDs) were originally intended to protect parties from excessive claims or lawsuits resulting from consumer dissatisfaction. Traditionally, Economic Loss Doctrines prohibit tort recovery when a product defect or failure causes only economic loss. That is to say, if there is no personal injury or damage to any other property or products, a

How Can Homeowners Seek Redress for Construction Defects?

A house is a huge investment; likely the largest you’ll ever make. It’s only natural to want to protect it as best you can. Sometimes, that protection comes in the form of seeking redress, remedies or compensation for construction defects that are present in the home. Construction defects are defined as “a failure to construct

Workers’ Compensation And The “Experience Modification Factor”

If you’re in the market for a Workers’ Compensation insurance policy you may have come across something called the Experience Modification Factor. The experience modification, or e-mod, is a value that is used to adjust workers’ compensation premiums. It’s based on past insurance claims and future risk likelihood. A lower e-mod will translate to lower insurance premiums,


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