Claims Against Public Entities – Immunity and Notice Issues

Claims Against Public Entities – Immunity and Notice Issues By:  Chad Lieberman, Esq. Colorado has 42 state parks and hundreds of publicly owned and operated open spaces, local parks, preserves, hiking paths, recreational facilities and golf courses.   Claims for personal injuries associated with these areas are likely controlled by the Colorado Premises Liability Act.  C.R.S. § […]

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Can Undocumented Workers Seek Lost Earnings?

Can Undocumented Workers Seek Lost Earnings? By:  Chad Lieberman, Esq. The United States Supreme Court has never commented directly on the issue of whether undocumented workers can claim personal injury damages in the form of lost future earnings.  However, to some courts and pundits, the U.S. Supreme Court came close when in 2002 it decided […]

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Colorado’s Damages Caps

Colorado’s Damages Caps By:  Chad Lieberman, Esq. General Civil actions The current non-economic cap in a civil action for injuries is $468,010, which may be increased by the court upon clear and convincing evidence to a maximum of $936,030.  C.R.S. 13-21-102.5(3)(a).  This cap applies to the liability share of each defendant and does not act […]

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Electronic Data Recorders in Vehicles – NHTSA’s Regulation and Colorado’s Law

Electronic Data Recorders in Vehicles – NHTSA’s Regulation and Colorado’s Law By:  Chad Lieberman, Esq. In 2006, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) established a regulation for event data records (EDRs).  49 C.F.R. § 563.1, et seq.  The regulation applies to all light vehicles manufactured on or after September 1, 2012.  However, it is […]

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New FAA Regulations Regarding Drones

By:  Chad Lieberman The Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) recently promulgated new regulations regarding the operation of small unmanned aircraft (“drones”).   The regulations are contained within Part 107 of the Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations and went into effect on August 29, 2016.  The new regulations are primarily aimed at streamlining two issues:  (1) certification […]

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