Liability Protection for Recreational Operators In Colorado: What Operators Need To Know

In the most recent issue of the Boulder County Bar Association newsletter, Doug Stevens, attorney in our litigation practice, co-wrote an article with his Boulder Bar Civil Litigation Section co-chair Lucy Walker, regarding liability protections for outdoor recreation providers in Colorado.  In the article, Stevens and Walker discussed several of the statutes that protect outdoor recreation companies from liability for [...]

By |2018-10-24T09:22:20-06:00October 24, 2018|

The CGIA and School District Playground Equipment – The Colorado Supreme Court Rules on St. Vrain Valley Sch. Dist. RE-1J v. Loveland

On May 22, 2017, the Colorado Supreme Court issued a ruling that a piece of playground equipment that was not negligently constructed or maintained is not a “dangerous condition” under the “recreation-area waiver” of the Colorado Governmental Immunity Act (CGIA). In so holding, the Court rejected the argument that the CGIA could not be invoked because a piece of “zip [...]

By |2017-06-13T08:23:00-06:00June 12, 2017|

Court Rules Employers May Terminate Employees for Medical Marijuana Use

The Colorado Supreme Court recently issued a highly anticipated decision regarding employee use of medical marijuana. In the case, Coats v. Dish Network, Colorado’s highest court held that employees can be terminated for the off-duty use of medical marijuana. The Plaintiff, Mr. Coats, is a quadriplegic and has been confined to a wheelchair since he was a teenager. In 2009, [...]

By |2016-12-27T11:06:37-06:00June 17, 2015|

Ruling on Negative Credentialing and Liability

On Aug. 29, 2013, the Colorado Court of Appeals handed down an important ruling regarding hospital liability in negligent credentialing cases. In Hickman v. Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) (Case No. 13CA0939), the court interpreted a new Colorado statute (C.R.S. 12-36.5-203(2)), adopted July 1, 2012, which eliminated immunity for health care facilities relating to credentialing decisions. The plaintiffs in Hickman brought [...]

By |2014-02-06T00:13:58-06:00September 18, 2013|