Colorado News

Lawmakers in Colorado Launch Debate on Homebuilder Liability

Colorado lawmakers started work this week on one of the most anticipated issues of the legislative session: liability for homebuilders. But whether the bills are a way to spark the construction of more affordable housing, or a handout to developers, has …

Colorado to Join ‘Zero Deaths’ Traffic Safety Plan

Colorado is signing on to a national effort to reduce traffic deaths dramatically – all the way to zero. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper plans to tout the effort Monday afternoon at the Capitol. Six years ago the national Governors Highway …

Colorado Bills Would Allow Shooting Lawsuits and Study School Violence

Colorado schools could be sued for shootings under legislation introduced Friday by state lawmakers who say they are sending a directive to education officials to do more to keep students safe. “It’s about holding them liable for providing a direct …

Most Wrongful-Death Lawsuits in Colorado Listeria Outbreak Settled

A Denver, Colo. judge wrapped up most of the wrongful-death lawsuits stemming from a 2011 listeria outbreak that killed more than 30 people and sickened more than 140 others. The Denver District Court judge approved settlements Wednesday for the families …

CIA-Leavitt and Ewing-Leavitt Merge in Colorado

CIA-Leavitt Insurance Agency and Ewing-Leavitt Insurance Agency, both Leavitt Group affiliates, have merged their Colorado Springs, Colo. offices. The merged agency will be located in the CIA-Leavitt office at 5585 Erindale Dr. in Colorado Springs. This change will not affect …

Report: Wildfire Risk to Homes in West Tops $237B

In the Western U.S. there are nearly 900,000 homes representing an estimated reconstruction cost of more than $237 billion considered at “very high” or “high” risk from wildfires, a report issued today shows. CoreLogic’s Wildfire Risk analysis is the latest of …

Court Clears Way For Couple to Sue Jack Nicklaus In Utah Case

A federal appeals court has ruled a Colorado couple can sue Jack Nicklaus over an alleged misrepresentation of the golf legend’s membership role in a $3.5 billion southern Utah luxury golf resort that went bankrupt in 2009 before it could …

Sophisticated Resilience Model in Development in Colorado – And It’ll be Free

Efforts are underway in Colorado to build a sophisticated computer model that will offer a look down to the minute details at just how communities may withstand – or crumble under – perils like earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis and other …

Nearly $15M Awarded by Colorado Jury in Racial Discrimination Case

A federal jury has awarded nearly $15 million to 11 Denver, Colo.-area warehouse workers who accused a trucking company of segregating workers by race, calling black people “stupid Africans” and punishing those who complained. Attorney Lynn Feiger, who was among …

Colorado Reviewing Construction Liability Law

A simmering dispute over liability in home construction is heating up at the Colorado Legislature. A bipartisan group of lawmakers announced a bill Tuesday to address the construction-defects law. The law governs how homeowners can sue builders for shoddy construction. …