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Montgomery Little & Soran Attorneys Represent Commercial Landlord before Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

Chris Taravella, Michael McCormick, and Chrisopher Carry represented a commercial landlord before the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.  Oral argument was held on November 15, 2017.  The appeal primarily concerns whether there was sufficient evidence to support the district court’s conclusions in favor of the firm’s client following a bench trial.  At the district court, the firm obtained a judgment in favor of the firm’s client in excess of $700,000.  This judgm...
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Courtney J. Cline participates in pro bono mediation for the 18th JD Legal Resource Day

Ms. Cline participated as a mediator in the 2017 Legal Resource Day with the 18th Judicial District on October 27, 2017.  Legal Resource Day is a free public event with clinics for parties who do not have legal representation.  Free mediation sessions are offered, and well as free consultations with attorneys from various practice areas from family law to probate. Asked to comment about the event, Ms. Cline said, “I mediated a d...
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Attorney Michael McCormick on 9/1 Tom Martino Troubleshooter Radio Show to discuss Colorado Eminent Domain Issues

On September 1, 2017, Mr. Martino spoke with a caller that recently received an offer from the government to purchase 1700 square feet of her property for only seven hundred dollars (44 cents per square foot) for a bike path on a highway project. The property included trees and landscaping for which the government offered no compensation. The government also offered a “bonus” if the resident “acted quickly and signed the paper...
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Nate Osborn Presents at 35th Annual Colorado Real Estate Symposium

Nate Osborn presented on real estate technology at the 35th Annual Colorado Real Estate Symposium. 

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Michael R. McCormick is quoted in a Denver Post article about Eminent Domain Law in Colorado

Colorado’s growth spurs government land grabbing – and it’s getting expensive
Expensive eminent domain cases swell in face of Denver infrastructure projects. [Read the article at]

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Courtney J. Cline Co-Chairs CLE

Courtney J. Cline co-chaired the Family Law Evidence Program held on June 29, 2017, co-sponsored by the CBA Family Law Section.  This evidence practicum is held annually and focuses specifically on family law.  The speakers and coaches are comprised of family law judicial officers and well-respected practitioners.  As in past years, the practicum sold out in 2017 due to its popularity.

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Echo Ryan and Will Ross File successful Amicus Brief

The parents of a child hit by a car when he was allegedly frightened by the defendants’ dogs when the dogs allegedly rushed the fence behind which they were contained brought a claim of negligence against the owner of the dogs.  On June 26, 2017, the Colorado Supreme Court entered an opinion agreeing with the Amicus Curiae that there is no duty imposed upon dog owners to prevent a dog from f...
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Echo Ryan Obtains Acquittal for Client.

On March 22, 2017, Echo Ryan obtained an acquittal on a charge of harassment in a municipal matter after demonstrating to the Court the alleged victim had made similar false reports to authorities in the past.

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Colorado Court of Appeals Affirms Ruling Dealing with Short Term Rentals

The Colorado Court of Appeals recently dealt with yet another short-term rentals dispute.  In O'Neil v. Conejos County Board of Commissioners, the O'Neils owned a vacation home that they would visit and rent out to short-term renters.  The County Assessor, for property tax purposes, reclassified the home as a commercial property because of the short-term renting practice.  The O'Neils appealed.  The Board of Assessment Appeals overturned the Assessor's action and returned...
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Nebraska Court Finds That Jury Trial Waiver in Escrow Agreement is Enforceable

A Nebraska District Court recently held that a jury trial waiver provision in an escrow agreement was enforceable.  In DAB Incorporated v. Sunbelt Rentals, Inc., a real estate purchase agreement incorporated the terms of an escrow agreement.  A term of the escrow agreement was, in short, that the contracting parties agreed to waive their right to a jury trial for any dispute "arising out of or in any way related to...
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