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Lucero v. Ulvestad, 2015COA98 ( July 16, 2015, Co. App. ).  Plaintiff had significant facial burns from a steam room located on a property owned by uninsured co-defendant who had purchased the home from our client, Mr. Ulvestad, through an installment land contract.  The court denied our Motion for Summary Judgment and our Motion for Directed Verdict that Mr. Ulvestad was not a landowner, but the jury found that Mr. Ulvestad was not liable under the premises liability statute. The plaintiff appealed and the Court of Appeals confirmed defense verdict,  but found that Mr. Ulvestad was not a landowner and that directed verdict should have been granted in our favor.

 

Leif v. Beihoffer, 338 P.3d 1136 (Colo. App. 2014).  Plaintiff’s failure to file income tax returns admissible to impeach credibility.  Court has discretion to strike late disclosure of medical treatment.

 

Woods v. Delgar Ltd., 226 P.3d 1178 (Colo. App. 2009).  Building lessee did not owe pedestrian on adjacent sidewalk duty of care to prevent ice from accumulating on sidewalk.

 

Burbank v. Can West, 224 P.3d 437 (Colo. App. 2009).  Municipal snow ordinance does not make public sidewalk property of adjacent property owner for purposed of premises liability statute.

 

Lee’s Mobile Wash v. Campbell, 853 P.2d 1140 (Colo. 1993).  Jury award of $0 damages upheld where jury also found causation and damages from accident.

 

 

 

The firm has also received numerous Court of Appeals’ opinions not selected for official publication affirming defense jury verdicts, finding the  evidence supported the verdict.

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