Monthly Archives: April 2017

Colorado Supreme Court Case Addresses “The McHaffie Rule”

The 2017 case of Ferrer v. Tesfamariam Okbamicael & Colorado Cab Company L.L.C. made it to the state’s Supreme Court. Plaintiff Jessica Ferrer and a friend were injured when Mr. Okbamicael’s taxi cab hit them while they crossed a Denver street. Okbamicael worked for Colorado Cab (Yellow Cab), who owned the vehicle. Ferrer sued both the driver and Yellow Cab citing the driver’s negligence and that Yellow Cab was vicariously liable based on respondeat superior. In addition, the plaintiff charged
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Colorado Supreme Court Rules on the Collateral Source Rule in Auto Accident Case

The case of Arnold Calderon v. American Family Mutual Insurance Co. (AMFAM) was elevated to the CO Supreme Court in last month. The other driver in the accident, who was at-fault, was uninsured. Calderon’s auto insurance policy with AMFAM included a $300,000 limit for Uninsured Motorist/Underinsured Motorist (UM/UIM) coverage and $5,000 in “Med Pay” coverage. AMFAM paid $5,000 for his medical bills directly to the providers under MedPay; however, they disputed the UM/UIM claim. Calderon filed suit and a jury
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