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When Colorado Insurance Companies Get Special Breaks from the Courts

By Heidi Culbertson

January 14, 2020  

When Colorado Insurance Companies Get Special Breaks from the Courts

In a recent Colorado law journal article, Burg Simpson lawyers Ron Sandgrund and Leslie Tuft question why Colorado insurance companies are still getting special breaks from the courts when those insurers mislead their insureds or fail to explain adequately why they are denying an insurance claim. Burg Simpson’s insurance coverage and bad faith group continues to seek justice against insurance companies who behave badly.

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About Ron Sandgrund

Ron Sandgrund is a well-known trial lawyer and Colorado’s most prolific author of articles and books on Colorado construction and materials defect law and related insurance coverage issues. Mr. Sandgrund has extensive experience litigating construction defect, construction materials, product liability, multi-family community, class action, and insurance lawsuits, and he has argued many cases before the Colorado Court of Appeals, Colorado Supreme Court, and U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Sandgrund has received the Best Lawyers in America© designation, including Best Lawyers© “Lawyer of the Year – Construction Litigation – Denver,” for 2013 and 2019. Mr. Sandgrund files friend-of-the-court (amicus) briefs expressing homeowner-advocacy groups’ views, and federal and state court opinions have referred to his writings many times.

About Leslie Tuft

Leslie Tuft focuses her practice on construction defect litigation and related insurance issues and appeals. She has co-authored many articles and books concerning important construction defect, insurance, and ethics issues. She is admitted to practice before all Colorado courts. Ms. Tuft attended Stanford Law School, where she received the Hilmer Oehlmann Jr. Award for excellence in legal research and writing and the Lawrason Driscoll Moot Court Award. While at Stanford, Ms. Tuft served as Co-President of Stanford’s Kirkwood Moot Court program (2000-2001).

About Burg Simpson

Burg Simpson Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine currently has more than 60 trial attorneys who provide nationwide legal representation. The firm is based in Colorado and has offices in Arizona, Ohio, Wyoming, New Mexico, Nevada, and Florida.

Burg Simpson’s award-winning trial lawyers represent clients with legal matters that range from business and commercial litigation, construction defects, mass torts, and medical malpractice, to personal injury and workers’ compensation.

Founded in 1976, Burg Simpson has proven track record of success and has collected over $1 billion in verdicts, judgments, and settlements on behalf of its clients. Burg Simpson’s attorneys have been named as national lead counsel and earned federal court appointments in several cases, such as YAZ/Yasmin®, Pradaxa®, Ortho Evra®, Gadolinium-based contrast agents, Heparin, DePuy ASR®, Bextra/Celebrex, Zyprexa®, and testosterone replacement therapy.

Over the past four decades, Burg Simpson’s highly-skilled and results-driven trial attorneys have gained a national reputation and the depth of experience necessary to garner significant awards. The firm has been consistently recognized for excellence by The Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, Legal 500, 5280 Top Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, and the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Burg Simpson has spent over 40 years fighting for the legal rights of those harmed by the actions or inactions of negligent corporations and individuals. Our team of trial lawyers and legal professionals are dedicated to securing the compensation our clients deserve.

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