Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance and Colorado Law

BY: Garth Gersten SHAPIRO BIEGING BARBER OTTESON After eight years of contentious development, the American Law Institute recently approved publication of the Restatement of the Law...

Fostering a Collaborative Relationship With HR Leadership

BY: Joan Rennekamp LEWIS ROCA ROTHGERBER CHRISTIE In mid- to large-size organizations, outside legal counsel is often asked to assist with employment litigation or to provide...

The Future Landscape of Maintenance in Divorce

BY: Christopher Griffiths GRIFFITHS LAW Two major pieces of legislation that affect maintenance and divorce have been enacted over the last year. First, the Tax Cuts...

The Best Interest of the Child

BY: Justin Oliver DIVORCE MATTERS Anyone participating in a proceeding that allocates parental responsibilities quickly becomes aware of the phrase “best interest of the child.” Courts...

Employers Liable for Unpaid Wages in Colorado

BY: Susan Schaecher FISHER PHILLIPS The Colorado Court of Appeals in Paradine v. Goei held that the Colorado Wage Claim Act does not categorically bar individual...

Legal Precedent at Heart of Conlin v. Vail

BY: Jim Chalat CHALAT LAW The wrongful death verdict in favor of Vail Resorts was a victory for the ski industry. The jury concluded that Vail...

The Perils of Parental Leave Policies

BY: Hannah Caplan & Christine Samsel BROWNSTEIN HYATT FARBER SCHRECK In an effort to provide enticing benefit packages to workers, many employers are offering parental leave...

Employer Proactivity in the #MeToo Environment

BY: Nathan Schacht & Matthew Pearson BAKERHOSTETLER Nearly 50 percent of women report experiencing harassment at work. This staggering statistic is likely nothing new. But what...

The Top Five Legal Mistakes for Startup Companies to Avoid

BY: Patrick Perrin BERG HILL GREENLEAG & RUSCITTI Most people know that starting a new company is a big endeavor, but few appreciate the legal pitfalls...

Smart Contracts and the Future of Estate Planning

BY: Callie Capraro MCDONOUGH LAW LLC There’s an emerging buzz around the use of smart contracts, and it’s easy to see why. Opportunities to use smart...