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Strong Co-counsel Can Crack Complex Cases

By Burg Simpson

Co-counsel – Colorado Insurance Bad Faith Lawyers – Burg Simpson

Edmund Burke once wrote, “Laws, like houses, lean on one another.” It’s a lesson more lawyers should take to heart. For newer, or even simply independent attorneys, it can make all the difference to find a more experienced lawyer to lean on and partner as co-counsel. Collaboration and referrals with other law firms can benefit… Read more »

Burg Simpson’s Colorado Insurance Bad Faith Attorneys Help Win Fight to Strengthen Consumer Rights

By Burg Simpson

Neibert vs. Geico- Colorado bad faith insurance attorneys - Burg Simpson

Burg Simpson congratulates shareholders Thomas W. Henderson and Brian K. Matise and attorney Nelson Boyle for their great win. On behalf of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, these Burg Simpson attorneys submitted a pro bono “friend of the court” brief in Nibert v. Geico Casualty Co, 2017COA23. With their help, Colorado insurance consumers’ rights are… Read more »

Colorado Court of Appeals Finds Insurance Company Conduct “Unreasonable”

By Tom Henderson

Today, the Colorado Court of Appeals issued a decision in favor of a policyholder and against an insurance company that delayed payment of benefits owed. After the policyholder and insurance company disagreed on how much was owed under the policy for hail damage to the roofs at a townhome complex, they used the appraisal process… Read more »

Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist policy exhaustion clause held void and unenforceable by Colorado Court of Appeals

By Tom Henderson

In a very important decision on May 21, 2015 by the Colorado Court of Appeals, the court decided that exhaustion clauses in uninsured/underinsured motorist policies are void and unenforceable under Colorado law. Most all auto policies in Colorado that provide underinsured motorist coverage include a clause stating that an insured cannot make a claim for… Read more »

Bad Faith Insurance Litigation Lingers in Wake of Waldo Canyon Fire

By Tom Henderson

Insurance Bad Faith

While the Waldo Canyon forest fire occurred almost two and a half years ago, the harrowing inferno has receded little in the memories of those affected by it. The massive fire started four miles away from Colorado Springs and raged on for over two weeks before officials finally declared that it had been contained. Covering… Read more »

Replacement Cost Insurance: Burg Simpson Files Class Action Complaint

By Burg Simpson

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Burg Simpson has filed a class action lawsuit against the State Auto Insurance Companies regarding their Homeowners Replacement Cost Coverage. The lawsuit alleges that the insurance companies have found a new tactic to increase their profits. They are requiring Homeowners to purchase Replacement Cost Coverage at values dramatically higher than the market price of the… Read more »

Insurer’s Over-Reaching Use of Pollution Exclusion Allowed by Colorado Supreme Court

By Tom Henderson

courtroom scale

The Colorado Supreme Court last month agreed with an insurance company’s argument that the pollution exclusion in a liability policy applied to cooking grease. Two sewer workers were badly hurt when they were overcome by toxic fumes that resulted from sewer water that was clogged by cooking grease that had been dumped into the sewer… Read more »

An Attorney’s Take On a Deadly Colorado Wildfire: the Lower North Fork Fire

By Tom Henderson

North Fork fire damage

The State of Colorado killed 3 of its own innocent citizens, burned over 24 homes to the ground, and destroyed thousands of acres of forested property in the Lower North Fork wildfire on March 26, 2012. In the wake of this tragedy, the Colorado legislature passed a law in May last year which was supposed… Read more »

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