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Legal Update – Fall 2020 – Dewhirst & Dolven

IN BRIEF

COLORADO

  • The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals held that under Colorado law, establishing an insurance broker’s standard of care in a professional negligence case requires expert testimony.

UTAH

  • The Utah Supreme Court held that “objective findings” for showing permanent disability or impairment means “findings based on externally verifiable phenomena,” not “unbiased findings.”

WYOMING

  • The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals held that under Wyoming law, an insurer who unconditionally assumes defense of an […]
2020-10-23T11:28:51-06:00October 23rd, 2020|Colorado, Texas, Utah, Wyoming|

Legal Update – Summer 2020 – Dewhirst & Dolven

IN BRIEF

COLORADO

  • The Colorado Court of Appeals held that there was no UIM coverage for an injured plaintiff who stepped outside of a vehicle in a road rage incident.

UTAH

  • The Utah Supreme Court held that a person “does owe a duty of care to a professional rescuer for injuries sustained by gross negligence or an intentional tort causing the rescuer’s presence.”

WYOMING

  • In a wrongful death action, the Wyoming Supreme Court held […]
2020-07-21T07:45:12-06:00July 21st, 2020|Colorado, Texas, Utah, Wyoming|

Legal Update – Spring 2020 – Dewhirst & Dolven

IN BRIEF

COLORADO

  • The Tenth Circuit ruled that, under Colorado law, the plaintiff-insurer was entitled to be fully reimbursed for a settlement with a third party, due to the fraud of its insured in obtaining the insurance policy

UTAH

  • Defendant car dealership obtains judgment in its favor and an award of attorneys’ fees in a case involving claims of false pretense relative to the sale of a motor vehicle

WYOMING

  • In an insurance dispute, […]
2020-04-16T10:40:53-06:00April 16th, 2020|Colorado, Texas, Utah, Wyoming|

Legal Update – Winter 2020 – Dewhirst & Dolven

IN BRIEF

COLORADO

  • Under C.R.S. § 10-3-1117, insurers must now disclose policy information to claims pre-litigation when it’s requested, otherwise be subject to a daily penalty and payment of attorneys’ fees

UTAH

  • In a personal injury action stemming from an indoor rock-climbing fall, a claim for
    gross negligence against the gym was permitted due to the gym’s prior knowledge of the
    condition

WYOMING

  • In a case concerning disclosure requirements for independent medical experts, the Wyoming Supreme Court ruled […]
2020-04-16T10:40:02-06:00January 31st, 2020|Colorado, Texas, Utah, Wyoming|