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Civil Litigation

Insurance Policy review

by Jim Arndt

Check your insurance policies and your mail At Frie, Arndt and Danborn, we’ve had lots of experience with insurance companies in terms of settling claims for injuries or other losses. Most insurance companies take a dim view of paying much money out to settle claims, so attorneys usually have to work hard for compensation for […]



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Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) #3 – Choosing a neutral party

by Frie, Arndt & Danborn

Selecting a third-party neutral or provider of ADR services is like choosing any other professional. The person(s) must meet the requirements of the case and of the parties. At a minimum, the neutral cannot favor any of the parties. Furthermore, the neutral must be impartial and may not have a “stake in the outcome of […]



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Value of Written Agreements

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

by Frie, Arndt & Danborn

Access to ADR Techniques The use of ADR techniques may be initiated by the parties or ordered by the Court. Court-ordered ADR is available in both state and federal courts. The Dispute Resolution Act, C.R.S. §13-22-301 et seq., establishes the Office of Dispute Resolution and grants authority to Colorado courts of record to refer a […]



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Alternative Dispute Resolution

by Frie, Arndt & Danborn

“The term Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is an umbrella phrase used to describe problem-solving methods or techniques. Many of these techniques have been used throughout history, but have recently become institutionalized in response to the need for efficient and cost-effective dispute settlement. The United States’ legal system was created as an alternative to violent, self-help […]



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Refunds of security deposits

by Bob Frie

This is a common issue between renters/landlords. Tenant is moving out and wants the return of his security deposit. Landlord refunds a portion of the deposit and includes an accounting for the unreturned amount. Tenant disputes the amount not returned and claims that all “damages” were normal wear and tear to the property. Landlord marks […]



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