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October 2020 E-News

October 2020 E-News

By Burg Simpson
October 7, 2020
5 min read
Complex Business and Commercial Litigation, Construction Defects, Dangerous Drugs & Medical Devices, Mass Tort, Class Action, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, and Workers’ Compensation
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OCTOBER 2020 E-NEWS
GOOD LAWYERS
Burg Simpson Represents Teen Victims in Arizona Child Abuse Case
A team of attorneys at Burg Simpson is representing four teens who are named as victims in a child abuse case filed in Arizona. The victims allege they were subjected to aggravated assault and sexual abuse after being placed by the State of Arizona with adoptive parents who were state government employees.
Calling the home “a house of horrors,” the claim alleges the teen’s adoptive parents took “immense delight in demonstrating to the children the power they both wielded as government agents” who could abuse the children “with absolutely no repercussions.” The claim also points to a possible motive for the parents’ actions – the $700 of state funds they received per month per child due to the children’s alleged special needs.
Burg Simpson is dedicated to representing these four children who were placed in an unsafe environment and victimized by the lack of responsibility of the State of Arizona and its various contractors.
Shareholder David P. Hersh Shares Expertise at the Colorado Litigators’ Summit
The 3rd Annual Colorado Litigators’ Summit, designed for both plaintiff and defense litigators, featured a fresh lineup of compelling sessions where Colorado jurists, including the Chief Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court, and leading litigators shared their wisdom and expertise. Burg Simpson shareholder and trial lawyer David P. Hersh participated in this year’s virtual summit with a presentation called: “Professionalism and Expert Witnesses — Best Practices for Keeping You and Your Expert on the Right Side of the Ethical Line, While Still Advancing Your Client’s Very Best Case”. Those in attendance learned how to be more effective in their litigation and trial practice and gained insights on professionalism best practices from trial lawyers who set the standards.
Mr. David P. Hersh, the co-practice group leader of the Business & Commercial Litigation department of Burg Simpson, focuses his practice on complex commercial matters involving contract disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, ownership disputes, construction matters, “bet your company” litigation, COVID-19 Business Interruption Claims, and professional negligence.
“Straight Talk with Justices”: A CLE Featuring the Colorado Supreme Court
Shareholder Nick Fogel organized and moderated “Straight Talk with Justices,” an interactive CLE with the Colorado Supreme Court Justices. The topics ranged from looking at the inner workings of our supreme court to the most recent ethical issues…..all from the perspective of Colorado Justices.
This virtual event was presented by the Colorado Judicial Institute (CJI). Burg Simpson shareholder Nick Fogel currently serves on the board of directors for the CJI and co-chairs the CLE committee.
Nick Fogel is the practice group leader of Burg Simpson’s workers’ compensation department, which has achieved Tier 1 status by US News and World Report (the highest-ranking available). His practice is devoted to those who have been injured while working on the job and in the line of duty.
CHANGING LIVES
Colorado Supreme Court to Hear Hospital Lien Case
The Colorado Supreme Court recently announced it will weigh in on whether hospitals must first bill Medicare before filing a lien against an accident victim who has other coverage.
Trial lawyer Nelson Boyle of Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine stated that “The state’s hospital lien statute and federal law would only conflict if hospitals were required to file liens. The purpose of the hospital lien statute has always been to preserve ‘reasonable and necessary’ payments to hospitals.”
Trial lawyer Nelson Boyle focuses his civil litigation practice on appeals, business, insurance bad faith, and personal injury litigation. Mr. Boyle Chairs the Judicial Performance Commission for Colorado’s Second Judicial District and serves as a member of the Amicus Curiae Committee of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Boyle also serves on the Board of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association.
Burg Simpson Supports Phamaly: A Theatre Company for Artists with Disabilities
The always amazing Phamaly Theatre Company in Denver is a creative home for theatre artists with disabilities.
Their annual fundraiser this year will be a virtual presentation airing on October 18th at 7:00 pm. Phamaly’s BIG NIGHT! “The Show Must Go On!” is a tongue-in-cheek homage to the Jerry Lewis Telethon and will present music, comedy, and eclectic acts. This webathon is a free and family-friendly event that will have you dancing in your seat! Tickets are not required, so RSVP by clicking on the link below:
Read more about Phamaly here:
Burg Simpson is Fully Operational During the COVID-19 Pandemic
We hope that you and your family are safe and doing well during this difficult time. While our offices are now open, some of our attorneys and professional staff are working remotely to assist in the social distancing practices necessary to fight the pandemic. Although not everyone is in the office at this time, please know that Burg Simpson remains fully operational, and we are committed to working on our clients’ cases and assisting others who need and are seeking legal representation. We are available to discuss your legal matters and concerns by email, telephone, or video conferencing and are committed to providing our clients with the best representation possible. Please stay safe and stay well.
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