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How Is Paternity Determined?

Has an encounter with someone in your past led to issues of paternity? This can be a frightening experience for anyone, especially if it is completely unexpected. And if either of you have doubts about the paternity, the situation is even more stressful. The good news is there are legal guidelines in place to protect […]

Two MLS Shareholders Serve as Faculty at 2014 Colorado Real Estate Symposium.  On July 11, 2014, MLS Shareholder Fred Skillern, Esq. presented a Case Law Update at this year’s Real Estate Symposium in Vail, Colorado.  The Real Estate Symposium is an annual continuing legal education conference for real estate lawyers throughout Colorado.  Click here to […]

The Colorado Court of Appeals recently handed down an interesting opinion involving the sale of a residential home, alleged fraudulent concealment during the sale by the seller, and whether knowledge about a material fact by a general contractor can be imputed to the seller. The Court’s holding should make seller’s rest easier about what information […]

David C. Little Wins at Trial

On December 21, 2013, a Denver County District Court Jury found in favor of David C. Little’s client after a six day jury trial. The claim alleged legal malpractice arising out of a business transaction.

Nate Osborn Wins At Trial

On November 26, 2013, a Gilpin County Judge found Nate Osborn’s client, a valet driver for a national valet company, not guilty of hit and run and careless driving charges after a two day trial.

John Riley Jury Trial Win

On October 4, 2013, an Arapahoe District Court jury returned a verdict in favor of John Riley’s engineering client regarding two commercial projects, one in California and Florida.

Fred Skillern spoke about current lien priority problems and solutions at a recent seminar for real estate attorneys. The presentation was calledJudicial Foreclosure – Subrogation, Purchase Money, and other Hot Topics, in the program REAL ESTATE FALL UPDATE-HOT TOPICS,, CLE of Colorado, Inc., October 11, 2013, Denver, Colorado.

MLS Attorneys presentation at CDLA

August 2, 2013–Nate Osborn, Echo Ryan, and Adrienne Toon worked together to assist in making the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association’s annual conference a success by preparing and presenting on the topics of Basic Title Insurance and Joint Representation.  The Basic Title Insurance presentation prompted a discussion regarding unique approaches to the settlement of claims involving […]

Appellate ruling in key title insurance case

Fred Skillern and Echo Ryan got their third win of the year in the Court of Appeals, with the opinion of the court in First American Title Insurance v. Fidelity National Title affirming a $1 million judgment in El Paso County District Court. The claim is based on a breach of an agency underwriting contract. Skillern […]

A win for the Elk Falls homeowners on appeal

Fred Skillern, Echo Ryan, and Nate Osborn teamed up to defend our successful verdict in favor of all Elk Falls homeowners. The decision of the Colorado Court of Appeals, issued May 2, 2013, preserves the historic access rights of the 140 members of the Elk Falls Homeowner Association, connecting neighborhood roads to county roads. The […]