Practical Dos and Don’ts of Liability Waivers and Risk Agreements in the Hospitality Industry

For our clients in the hospitality industry, issues of liability and risk management are of crucial importance. Doug Stevens, a member of Caplan & Earnest’s litigation practice, recently published an article in Hoofbeats, the Colorado Dude and Guest Ranch Association’s monthly newsletter. It is a succinct and helpful piece outlining some top level and very practical dos and don’ts when [...]

By |2018-05-29T08:15:20-07:00May 29, 2018|

Impact of the New Updated Memorandum’s on Nonimmigrant Students and Exchange Visitors

Immigration law changes often and can be complicated and overwhelming for students studying in this country, exchange visitors, and for families of those students. Earlier this month, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) posted an updated memorandum changing how the agency will calculate unlawful presence for students and exchange visitors in F, J, and M nonimmigrant status. This includes [...]

By |2018-05-22T14:42:23-07:00May 22, 2018|

Lance Armstrong Settles False Claims Act Case

Lance Armstrong has settled his False Claims Act (“FCA”) case with the federal government. As part of the deal, Armstrong will pay a $5 million settlement as well as roughly $1.65 million in attorneys’ fees. The relator, and doper himself, Floyd Landis, stands to collect roughly $1.1 million. While the merits of settling can be debated, what I find unfortunate [...]

By |2018-04-24T10:40:44-07:00April 24, 2018|

Caplan & Earnest Proud Sponsor of This Year’s Colorado Healthcare Ethics Forum

Caplan & Earnest is a sponsor of this year’s Colorado Healthcare Ethics Forum (CHEF). The two-day event is scheduled for April 26 and 27 and is hosted at theStonebrook Manor Event Center in Thornton. The meeting brings together some of the state’s most influential leaders and organizations engaged in conversation about healthcare ethics and education. The theme of this year’s [...]

By |2018-04-18T10:53:21-07:00April 18, 2018|

Understanding the Impact of Changes to Rule 400

On Friday, April 14, 2018, revisions to the Colorado Medical Board (CMB) Rule 400 became effective.  The CMB had previously held a rule-making hearing on February 15, 2018, to hear testimony for Rule 400 and its proposed changes.  Rule 400, which primarily defines CMB’s expectations for the supervising physician-supervised physician assistant (PA) relationship, was first enacted in 1983. Caplan & [...]

By |2018-04-24T11:21:25-07:00April 18, 2018|

The H1-B Cap Has Been Met – What Happens Next?

Last week, the USCIS confirmed that they had received enough applications to meet the 85,000 H-1B cap for the fiscal year. The USCIS has not announced how many applications have been received, but it is likely to be well above the 85,000 visa allocation. This announcement was widely expected, and means that USCIS will take all H-1B applications submitted between [...]

By |2018-04-09T16:05:44-07:00April 9, 2018|

Doug Stevens to Address CSU Class on Legal and Risk Management Issues in the Outdoor Recreation and Adventure Tourism Industries

Doug Stevens, special counsel in the litigation practice, has been asked to be a guest speaker for Colorado State University’s Insight into the Adventure Tourism Industry class. The course is part of the University’s new Graduate Certificate in Adventure Tourism program. The program, which launched in January, features an intensive curriculum covering all aspects of the outdoor recreation and adventure [...]

By |2018-02-08T08:20:05-07:00February 8, 2018|

Telehealth On The OIG’s Radar

Telehealth is one of the fastest growing markets in health care, and with the ever-increasing availability and growth of technology, telehealth will continue to play a significant role in the future of health care. In an attempt to keep up with the dynamic and rapidly changing telehealth market, federal and state agencies have responded by developing a patchwork of different [...]

By |2018-02-27T08:54:45-07:00December 20, 2017|

8 Tips to Increase the Chances of an Enforceable Liability Waiver

Liability waivers and acknowledgement of risk agreements are valuable tools for equine professionals and other recreational service providers alike because they protect providers from legal repercussions in the event of an accident. For years, Colorado courts have upheld liability waivers and other risk agreement documents for both adult and minor participants so long as a minor’s parent or guardian also [...]

By |2017-11-14T11:29:38-07:00November 20, 2017|

The Future of DACA: It’s Not Over Yet

In September, the Trump administration announced that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program would be phased out by March 2018, leaving it to Congress to develop a plan for the recipients of DACA, known as DREAMers. As the program is winding down, however, democrats have indicated that they will protect the program before it expires. Though the president has [...]

By |2017-11-13T11:00:37-07:00November 15, 2017|