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Colorado Now Allows Credit Card Surcharges

Anyone who has registered their car online is likely familiar with credit card surcharges. If an owner pays with a credit card, the Colorado DMV collects an extra fee to cover merchant processing costs. Starting on July 2, 2022, all businesses in the state—not just government agencies—are allowed to charge their customers surcharges to offset … Continue Reading

New Law Limits Retainage in Private Construction Projects

Co-Author:  Lauren M. Taylor[i] This summer, the Colorado General Assembly adopted new limits on the amount of retainage a property owner can withhold from contractors and subcontractors in private construction contracts. Retainage and Limits Retainage is a percentage of a contract or subcontract price withheld from a contractor by a property owner until the completion … Continue Reading

HOA Liens Are Not Spurious

HOA liens are not spurious, even if annexation is disputed The Colorado Court of Appeals has ruled that a homeowner association lien is not spurious, despite a property owner’s claim that its land was never annexed properly. The case involved a long-running dispute between parties in the Stroh Ranch community in Parker, Colorado. In 1999, … Continue Reading

Colorado Supreme Court Finally Fixes 30-Year Old Defect in Statute of Repose

This following article originally appeared in The Colorado Trial Lawyers Association – Trial Talk, August/September, 2017 Edition. The article discusses the history of Colorado’s statute of repose for construction defect claims and analyzes a decision that corrects a flaw in the statute that had nettled litigators since 1986. Article Excerpt: This year, the Colorado Supreme … Continue Reading

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