Insurance companies and business owners around the country are watching a trial in Louisiana that may help businesses use insurance coverage to augment losses from public health orders that forced many businesses to shut their doors during the COVID-19 pandemic. The lawsuit focuses on a 500-seat restaurant that is suing its insurance broker claiming that […]

We are thrilled to announce that for another year, Keating Wagner Polidori Free PC has been named among the Best Law Firms for 2021 by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Lawyers publication. Keating Wagner is a leading personal injury and high stakes commercial litigation law firm that has been ranked in the following areas: […]

Building a bad faith insurance case is fraught with difficulties, and Zach Warzel will be lending his insights on building a strong case as part of a forthcoming Colorado Trial Lawyers Association seminar on the topic. Zach, who has more than fifteen years of experience navigating the pitfalls of insurance cases will be speaking on […]

Workers’ compensation laws are state specific, and while the basis of most state laws is the same, the differences can vary widely. For example, while Colorado requires that any employer with one or more employees, whether full or part-time, is required to carry workers’ compensation protection other states, like Florida, only require some types of […]

Keating Wagner Polidori Free is proud to announce that eleven of its attorneys were included in the 2021 Best Lawyers list across a range of practice areas including Randy Barnhart, who was named as a Lawyer of the Year for Personal Injury Law – Plaintiffs. Attorneys Randy Barnhart, Larry Free, Christina Habas, Melissa Hailey, Mike […]

At its core, products liability litigation is about holding manufacturers accountable for consumer injuries caused by the products they make, distribute, and/or sell.  The goal for attorneys in this practice area is twofold: to help clients who have been seriously injured by defective products; and to force manufacturers to make their products safe for the […]

As the Federal government debates another round of stimulus for businesses and individuals impacted by the pandemic, one area of contention for federal and state elected officials nationwide is whether businesses should be held liable for workers who contract the illness while on the job. Currently, most state workers’ compensation laws do not allow recovery […]

Keating Wagner is a proud sponsor of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, and we will be attending the 2020 Annual Convention, which this year will be held virtually. Our very own Christina Habas will be co-presenting a session on “Practical Ethics” with Natalie Brown. The session is scheduled for Friday, August 7 at 10 a.m., […]

As the public health crisis continues to persist, many states are beginning to open up businesses, restaurants, and other venues. And while some states have taken proactive measures to protect workers on the front lines by flipping the burden of proof in workers’ compensation claims so that they are presumed covered, Colorado has yet to […]

We are continuously monitoring multiple sources to stay up-to-date on who and what might be covered for COVID-19 claims under Colorado’s workers’ compensation program. While first responders, doctors, nurses, and other front-line workers who interact with the general public, may be eligible to file claims for COVID-19 coverage, many states are still working to determine […]

As the current public health crisis continues to force many businesses to remain closed, business owners are left struggling with how to pay employees, bills, and other commitments. While the federal government is working to help many companies, many are searching out additional ways to stay afloat, including looking to their insurance companies for help. […]

As the current public health emergency continues to play out throughout the country, we are reading and will share periodically some useful resources and news links about how workers may or may not protected under workers’ compensation if they get COVID-19. Though it is still early in our country’s processing of this pandemic, many workers […]