Iowa Court of Appeals Affirms Reasonable Reliance Requirement in Appraiser Negligence Case

Young by and through Young v. Rally Appraisal, L.L.C. , No. 18-0942, Court of Appeals of Iowa (April 3, 2019) On April 3, 2019, the Iowa Court of Appeals issued an opinion affirming the reasonable reliance requirement under the Second Restatement of Torts § 552 in an appraiser negligence case.  The Court affirmed summary judgment granted against a beneficiary of an estate who relied upon an appraisal as part of...
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Congrats to Chris Little on successful amicus brief opinion!

Montgomery Little & Soran, PC authors successful amicus brief in Colorado Supreme Court Case upholding the collectability requirement in legal malpractice actions. On January 28, 2019, the Colorado Supreme Court issued an opinion in Case No. 17SC312, LeHouillier v. Gallegos, upholding the plaintiff’s burden to prove collectability in legal malpractice actions. The opinion re-affirms the important doctrine of collectability originating from a 1927 Colorado Supreme Court case. Christopher B. Little...
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We congratulate Echo Ryan

We congratulate Echo Ryan on her swearing-in as the newly appointed Eighteenth Judicial District Magistrate. The firm will miss her legal prowess, wit, good nature and leadership.
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Montgomery Little & Soran has made donations

In honor of our clients, colleagues and friends, Montgomery Little & Soran has made donations to the following organizations this Holiday season. Global Down Syndrome Foundation Colorado Coalition for the Homeless Colorectal Cancer Alliance Wounded Warrior Project
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Does Your Decision-Maker Need To Be A Parenting Coordinator Too?

I was recently appointed to a case as a Decision-Maker only, and not as a Parenting Coordinator/Decision-Maker, which caused me to analyze the statutes for each to determine whether a Decision-Maker needs to be a Parenting Coordinator as well. A Parenting Coordinator is appointed by the Court to assist in the resolution of disputes between the parties concerning parental responsibilities, including but not limited to implementation of the Court-ordered Parenting...
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Professional Liability and Superseding Cause – 2018 Colorado Court of Appeals Case Danko v. Conyers

Professional Liability and Superseding Cause – 2018 Colorado Court of Appeals Case Danko v. Conyers A recent Colorado Court of Appeals case, Danko v. Conyers , 2018COA14 addressed a superseding cause in a medical malpractice case.  The case has some interesting aspects that may relate to legal malpractice and professional liability defense.  In a Colorado legal malpractice case it is common for a lawyer defendant to designate successor counsel as...
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MLS Attorneys Prevail in Tenth Circuit Appeal Concerning Shareholder Liability

Chris Taravella , Michael McCormick , and Christopher Carry successfully defended an appeal on behalf of a commercial landlord before the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. Oral argument was held on November 15, 2017. The appeal primarily concerned whether there was sufficient evidence to support the district court’s judgment in favor of the firm’s client, which was in excess of $700,000.  This judgment involved piercing the veil of a corporate...
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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...
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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...
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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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