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$1 Million Settlement in Camp Hale Dog Attack Widely Reported

$1,000,000 Settlement obtained by in Camp Hale Dog attack is widely reported Bloch & Chapleau in the following sources:   Vail Daily: http://www.vaildaily.com/news/20613227-113/mountain-bike-dog-attack-case-ends-with-1 Denver Post: http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_29517124/woman-attacked-by-ranchers-dogs-receives-1-million The Washington Times: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/feb/10/colorado-mountain-bike-dog-attack-suit-settled-for/ CBS Local: http://denver.cbslocal.com/2016/02/10/colorado-mountain-bike-dog-attack-suit-settled-for-1-million/ The Denver Channel (ABC): http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/mountain-biker-gets-1m-to-settle-lawsuit-after-camp-hale-bike-race-dog-attack
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$1 Million Settlement to Camp Hale Dog Attack Victim

Bloch & Chapleau recently obtained a settlement of $1,000,000 on behalf of its clients Renee and Stephen Legro in a lawsuit filed against Samuel and Cheri Robinson. On July 9, 2008, Renee Legro was participating in a mountain bike race in the Camp Hale area sponsored by the Vail Recreation District when she was viciously attacked by two large Great Pyrenees dogs owned by ranchers Samuel and Cheri Robinson. The Great
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Colorado Courts Issue Conflicting Opinions On Whether an Inbounds Avalanche Constitutes an Inherent Risk of Skiing

Recent litigation surrounding the deaths of two young skiers as a result of inbounds avalanches last year at Vail and Winter Park has prompted two separate Colorado District Courts to issue conflicting opinions as to whether an inbounds avalanche is an “inherent risk” of skiing pursuant to the Colorado Skier Safety Act.  On January 22, 2012, 13-year old Taft Conlin was killed by an inbounds avalanche while skiing at Vail. His
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Colorado Supreme Court Overturns Black Hawk's Bicycle Ban

On February 4, 2013, the Colorado Supreme Court struck down the city of Black Hawk’s controversial bicycle ban within the city’s limits. Black Hawk had enacted the ban in 2010 due to the rising number of commercial buses and increase in traffic in the gambling town, which has numerous narrow, shoulderless roads. The ban did not apply to locals bicycle commuters. Black Hawk’s bicycle ban had forced cyclists to walk their
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Sudden Emergency Defense Abolished in Colorado

Defendants in negligence lawsuits in Colorado used to be able to ask the jury to excuse their conduct when the defendant was confronted with a “sudden emergency,” such as a patch of ice in the road.  Not anymore.  In a victory for personal injury plaintiffs, the Colorado Supreme Court abolished the sudden emergency defense in its January 22, 2013 opinion in Bedor v. Johnson, No. 10-SC-65, determining that the sudden emergency
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