Recent Posts in Civil Law Category

  • Social Media, the Internet and the Law - Part Two - Cyberbully and Harassment

    Posted By Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C.

    3 Apr. 2017

    We hear the stories all the time – a person is bullied or harassed repeatedly online, and no one hears about it or acts until it is too late. With the prevalence of social media in our everyday lives, there is also an increase in the possible crimes we can see from its use. In 2015, the Colorado Legislature enacted a new section of the Harassment Statute (C.R.S. 18-9-111) referred to Kiana ...
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  • Distilling Spirits at Home

    Posted By Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C.

    24 Mar. 2017

    If you have joined the ranks of Colorado’s many homebrew hobbyists, you have probably reviewed the relevant regulations and are aware that there is a general prohibition against home-distilling spirits. The State of Colorado does not prohibit ownership of a still, but it does prohibit distilling spirituous liquors for personal consumption. The Colorado Revised Statutes draw a distinction ...
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  • Will Repealing Obamacare Affect My Medicare?

    Posted By Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C.

    10 Mar. 2017

    First up on the Republican agenda: repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), otherwise known as Obamacare. Throughout his campaign, President Donald Trump promised to do away with the ACA, but how will this change affect the millions of Medicare beneficiaries? In short, the ACA requires that all Americans have health insurance that meets a certain standard, whether by an employer or another source. ...
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  • Did Your Landlord Keep Too Much of Your Security Deposit?

    Posted By Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C.

    18 Jan. 2017

    Disputes between tenants and landlords often come to fruition at the conclusion of a lease. These disputes tend to revolve around the amount a landlord retains from a tenant’s security deposit. Fortunately, in Colorado, the legislature has armed tenants with a remedy for wrongful retention of a security deposit. Colorado Revised Statute § 38-12-103 establishes a strict set of parameters ...
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  • Legal and Ethical Considerations of Hidden Tape Recorders

    Posted By Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C.

    8 Apr. 2016

    In Colorado, eavesdropping is a criminal offense. C.R.S. 18-9-304 states: So, what does this really mean? It means that if you are visibly present and are a principal party to a conversation or discussion, it is legal for you to record a conversation without anyone else’s knowledge that you are making the recording. Under those circumstances, hiding a tape recorder or making an audio ...
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