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Ogborn Mihm Nominated for 2016 CTLA Case of the Year Award

 

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COLORADO’S NEW LAW ON PROVING COLLECTIBILITY IN LEGAL MALPRACTICE ACTIONS

When clients are harmed by the malpractice of a lawyer, they oftentimes face a second, potentially more complicated lawsuit. The plaintiff-clients must prove the underlying case against the original defendant(s) in which the lawyer committed malpractice, and they must prove the negligence of the defendant-lawyer in order to win the malpractice action. While Colorado courts have long recognized that the solvency or insolvency of the underlying defendant must be proven in a legal malpractice case, the courts had not, until recently, answered the question of whether that responsibility lies with the plaintiff or defendant lawyer.

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National Distracted Driving Awareness: What Do You Need to Know?

Did you know approximately 660,000 drivers are using their cell phones or other electronic devices while driving, according to an ongoing survey by NOPUS (National Occupant Protection Use Survey)?

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OGBORN MIHM LAWYERS’ ARTICLE CITED TO BY COLORADO COURT OF APPEALS

The Colorado Appellate Court, in a written opnion, recently cited to a law review article written by Mike Cross and Nicole Quintana analyzing the issue of proving collectibility in legal malpractice actions. The appellate case is Gallegos v. LeHouillier, 2017COA35, found at https://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/Court_of_Appeals/Opinion/2017/15CA0724-PD.pdf. The law review article, “Your Place or Mine?: The Burden of Proving Collectibility of an Underlying Judgment in a Legal Malpractice Action,” 91 Denv. U. L. Rev. Online 53 (2014), can be found at http://www.denverlawreview.org/storage/online-article-pdfs/2014/Your%20Place%20or%20Mine_FinalFormat.pdf.

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Clay Wire Publishes Article on In-House Attorney Whistleblower Claims

With the recent $10 million jury award to a general counsel turned internal whistleblower in Wadler v. Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., Case No. 15-cv-02356 (N.D. Cal. Dec. 20, 2016), the topic of protections and incentives available to in-house counsel who expose fraudulent or illegal conduct is in the forefront. Clay Wire, a partner at Ogborn Mihm, LLP, is one of the few trial attorneys with experience representing in-house counsel in wrongful termination and whistleblower claims. He has recently published an article regarding common claims by in-house counsel turned whistleblowers, and the common issues that arise in such claims, which is available here.
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