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Memories of Glory at the Top of Pikes Peak

11/21/1950 – 12/08/2016 Chuck’s love for the Pikes Peak Hillclimb began when he lived in Colorado Springs as a boy in the 1960’s when his father, Sam Hopper, was stationed at Peterson Field. Sam was a retired fighter pilot who respected the challenge of the race and the racers who competed to conquer the mountain. Chuck got the chance to challenge the mountain when he moved back to Colorado Springs in 1978. He first raced in 1980 in the 250 Motorcycle Amateur Division, then returned in the 250 Motorcycle Pro Division in 1981 and 1982. The race in 1982 was marred by the death of Chuck’s good friend and roommate at the time, Billy Gross. When the motorcycles returned in 1991, Chuck was the first to put together a ride and sign up in the 500 Motorcycle Pro Division. He and close friend and fierce competitor, Chuck Lee, raced each…
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Colorado Personal Injury Case Wrap-Up for May 2017

Recently, the Colorado courts looked at jurors’ ability to avoid inflammatory media infiltration, the admissibility of text messages, the interpretation of insurance language in two completely disparate cases, and the liability of a company for one bad apple in its employ. Can the Media Be Avoided? In a case that asked whether a jury really is able to avoid the media in the course of a trial, the Supreme Court of Colorado said yes. In People v. Jacobson (2017 CO 28) the Supreme Court of Colorado had to decide if the lower court had abused its discretion by not polling the jury about a potentially inflammatory news story that had aired during the trial. The Court said polling the jury would do more harm than good. Should a Text Message Be Considered Useful Evidence? The Colorado Court of Appeals decided a case of first impression examining how to authenticate text…
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Colorado Personal Injury Case Wrap-Up for May 2017

Recently, the Colorado and Nebraska Supreme Courts examined the necessity of contractual privity, including a case of first impression in Nebraska about insurance contract language. In a very complex case, the Supreme Court of the United States determined the limits of sanctions for bad faith spoliation in a negligence case involving Goodyear. Is Contractual Privity Necessary for a Home Buyer to Assert a Claim of Breach of the Implied Warranty of Suitability Against the Developer? The Colorado Supreme Court addressed this question in Forest City Stapleton, Inc. v. Rogers. (2017 CO 23). When Denver residents got together to refurbish the old Stapleton Airport, there were problems. Fast forward to a homeowner suing for breach—in addition to suing the homebuilder, he wanted to sue the master developer for problems with his home and property. The Colorado Supreme Court said no—there was no privity of contract between the homeowner and the master…
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