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The Blurred Lines Lawsuit: Who Won, and What Was It About?

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Attorney Eric Fong of the Colorado-based Metier Law Firm helped the plaintiffs succeed in the “Blurred Lines” lawsuit, in which musicians Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams were accused of ripping off Marvin Gaye’s 1977 hit, “Got to Give It Up.” The lengthy legal battle ended in late 2018 with a payday for the family of […]

What Is Insurance Bad Faith?

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Insurance bad faith is a stunningly common occurrence. When you purchase insurance, you do so in order to protect yourself against economic losses arising from injury, poor health or property damage. When you purchase this insurance, the insurer has a duty to provide you coverage and to uphold the terms of the policy you purchased. […]

What is Undue Influence?

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It sounds like fodder for a soap opera, but it happens far too often in real life: a sudden last-minute revision to an estate plan, made by someone possibly of unsound mind, that leaves a huge amount of money to a suspicious party. Undue influence is a form of elder abuse. The undue influencer will […]

Where Are Colorado’s Most Dangerous Roads?

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With the holidays not too far away and road trips on the horizon, now is a good time to review some data to help you prepare for traveling. An organization called ASecureLife, which reviews online security systems, analyzed three years’ worth of data on summer driving (2015 to 2017) to identify the most dangerous roads […]

Can I Sue Amazon for a Defective Product Injury?

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Who is responsible for a defective product injury? Is it the manufacturer of the product? What about the store who sold it to you? Depending on the case, it could be either, or both. It all depends on who made the error that ultimately led to the injury. Until recently, Amazon (arguably the world’s largest […]

WARNING: Your Kia Optima May Be Unsafe!

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Do you own a Kia Optima built between the dates of May 21, 2018 through May 29, 2019? If so, your vehicle may have a very serious defect that could result in injury or death. Though the company says it is currently unaware of any car accidents that have occurred related to this defect, it […]

Colorado Truck Crashes Hospitalize Five, Injure One – Were Defective Brakes to Blame?

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Vail Pass on Interstate 70 has been the site of several truck accidents in recent months. Most recently, a minor truck accident occurred in late August, after a truck driver transporting milk lost control of his brakes and crashed. In that case, only the driver was injured. Less than a month prior, a truck crash […]

Staying Safe While Riding Your Motorcycle in the Summer

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It’s no secret that Colorado has unparalleled natural beauty, from the sprawling grasslands to the distant peaks. And when the temperature starts to rise, people flock from across the country to take a tour of Colorado’s scenery. As Attorneys Who Ride, the Metier Law Firm welcomes any and all who wish to enjoy the sights, […]

Millions STILL Haven’t Replaced Their Takata Airbags. Have You?

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You may have heard about the Takata airbag recall from a few years ago. More than 150 vehicle models from 19 different automakers contain the airbags, which were reported to explode on days of high heat. The reason for this auto defect? To explain, it helps to understand how airbags work. Behind the airbag itself […]

Why You Shouldn’t Tweet After a Car Accident

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If you’ve been in a bad car accident, the road to recovery can take a while. If you make this common mistake after your accident, you’re going to delay it further. If you’ve sustained some major injuries, you need to be able to prove that these injuries are taking a toll on your life for […]

Was It Medical Malpractice or a Bad Outcome?

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Medical procedures do not always have successful patient outcomes. Sometimes, this is the result of medical errors. As a matter of fact, medical errors are the third-leading cause of death in the United States. But a bad outcome does not, in itself, mean that medical malpractice happened. Doctors may make the right decisions and put […]

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ERISA is a Legal Minefield—Don’t Go it Alone

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ERISA is the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. If an employer offers insurance as a part of its benefits package (healthcare, dental, vision, disability or any other insurance), they must comply with the policies outlined in ERISA. When you get hurt and seek ERISA benefits, you must submit a claim to your insurance […]

Risks Your Teen Driver Faces During the 100 Deadliest Days

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The time period between Memorial Day and Labor Day is often referred to as the “100 Deadliest Days” for drivers. During this period of time, the risk of a driver getting into a fatal car accident is elevated. In the past five years, nearly 3,500 people were killed in car accidents involving teenage drivers during […]

What Do I Do If a Work Injury Has Left Me Permanently Disabled?

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Many work injuries are minor, quickly treatable and result in full recoveries. But even if you work a generally “safe” job, like working in an office, there is still potential to suffer permanent injuries that lead to significant disability and reduced capacity for work. Fortunately, the workers’ compensation system is built to help even those […]

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San Francisco Pedestrian Accidents: Prevention and Recovery

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San Francisco may be one of the most dangerous cities in the country for pedestrians. Since 2019, 164 people have died while walking in San Francisco, according to SFGov.org. Some estimates say that 800 pedestrians are hit each year in San Francisco. It’s important to remember that pedestrian accidents are preventable if everyone obeys the […]

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Complications With Gastric Bypass Surgery? It Could Be Medical Malpractice, Attorney Says

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In a recent video interview, a medical malpractice attorney warned that a gastric bypass surgery could cause major complications if the surgical team isn’t careful. Attorney Michael Warshauer issued these warnings in a discussion with AskTheLawyers.com™. He was discussing gastric bypass surgery, which could involve removing portions of the stomach or intestine, depending on the […]

Birth Injury Attorney: Don’t Expect Doctors to Apologize

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In a recent video interview, an Atlanta birth injury attorney went into detail on everything family members need to do after a serious injury takes place involving childbirth. In the interview with AskTheLawyers.com™, she explained the challenges faced by families after a birth injury occurs. She also addressed the question of why Georgia has the […]

Avoiding Unsafe Boats During Your Hawaii Trip

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There are over 11 million registered recreational boating vessels in the United States, and Hawaii is a popular destination for tourists. Because of its popularity, there is no shortage of opportunities for boating in Hawaii, both for transportation and for fun. But unfortunately, high demand can lead to corners cut, meaning that you may be […]