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This past month, the courts looked at a few procedural questions: What expert testimony should be admitted, how is joint responsibility determined between attorneys for the purpose of dividing fees, and when can laches be used in a family law case? In other recent cases, the court decided what kind of warning is sufficient in a products liability case, and should Nebraska adopt the concept of “loss of a chance” in a medical malpractice case? When Determining Whether to Admit Expert Testimony, What Is the Standard and How Is It Applied? In Keaschall v. Altec Industries, Inc., United States District Court, D.of Nebraska answers the question. The decedent, Kurtis Keaschall, suffered fatal injuries while working as lineman for Dawson Public Power District in 2012. Under the Federal Rule of Evidence 702, and controlling cases call for the liberal admission of expert testimony. It calls the Court’s role, a gatekeeper of…
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Tom Metier Named to National Association of Distinguished Counsel’s 2017 List of Nation’s Top Attorneys
FORT COLLINS, CO – July 17, 2017 – Tom Metier, Senior Managing Partner of Metier Law Firm, LLC, has been selected as a member of the National Association of Distinguished Counsel’s 2017 Top One Percent list. The association’s list recognizes the nation’s top attorneys, selected through a rigorous screening process. Members are thoroughly vetted by a research team, selected by a blue-ribbon panel of attorneys from independently neutral organizations, and approved by a judicial review board as exhibiting virtue in the practice of law. Due to the incredible selectivity of the appointment process, only the top one percent of attorneys in the United States are awarded membership in the NADC. This elite class of advocates consists of the finest leaders of the legal profession from across the nation. Tom Metier is among just 40 Colorado attorneys who were selected. Metier has successfully represented seriously-injured adults and children throughout the U.S….
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The Courts in Colorado looked at a few procedural questions these past few weeks. In one case, it was the long-arm statute and what determines the required minimum contacts, and in another, whether a finalized settlement can be reopened because of mutual mistake. In other cases involving injured parties, the Colorado Supreme Court examined the duty of a dog owner in very specific circumstances, and how to sort out the responsibilities of multiple tortfeasors. What Kind of Minimum Contacts Will Satisfy Colorado’s Long-Arm Statute and Permit Personal Jurisdiction Over a Non-Resident Defendant? The Colorado Court of Appeals examined that question in Rome v. Reyes, (2017 COA 84). In this case, Gerald Rome, the Securities Commissioner for the State of Colorado (“Rome”) is appealing the district court’s dismissal of claims against the defendants, Antonio Reyes, Craig Kahler, and Betty Schnorenberg. The three defendants were a part of a Ponzi scheme that…
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