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September, 2019- Painter Can’t Cover up Lack of Enforceable Contract

An employee of a sub-subcontractor on a project at Buckley AFB in Aurora, Colorado, filed a breach of contract claim against the painting subcontractor.  He claimed he had a contact directly with the subcontractor under which he would be paid the sub-subcontractor’s profit on the project.  The subcontractor was represented by Karl Berg.  After a Read More

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Court Rules in Favor of Colorado Springs Church Represented by Mulliken Weiner Berg & Jolivet, P.C.

The El Paso County District Court has ruled in favor of a local church represented by Murray Weiner. In the case, the international denomination to which the local Church belonged sought to take control of the Church sanctuary building and other assets in Colorado Springs. After trial, the Court determined the Church building and other Read More

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Mulliken Weiner Berg & Jolivet, P.C. client receives $850,000 in settlement of dispute over Greenhouse in Pueblo, Colorado

Litigation over possession and occupancy of a greenhouse in Pueblo, Colorado was successfully resolved by Murray Weiner in favor of the firm’s client who received a $850,000 settlement. The case involved more than ten parties each of which had asserted various claims, counterclaims and cross-claims. The settlement was reached shortly before the case was to Read More

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Successful Defense of Federal Civil RICO Action

David Slays Goliath– In September, 2018, Murray Weiner successfully resolved a multi-million-dollar Civil Racketeering Action against his clients which was pending in Federal Court in Denver.   After more than a year of hard-fought litigation, and the assertion of Counterclaims against the Plaintiff insurance company, the Plaintiff dismissed all of its claims against Mr. Weiner’s clients with Read More

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Mulliken Weiner Berg & Jolivet P.C. Prevails In Land Use Case In The Colorado Court Of Appeals

A family-operated greenhouse farming venture received more than they hoped for after obtaining a special use permit to build a greenhouse in the Black Forest area. A local advocacy group challenged the issuance of the special use permit El Paso County District Court. Represented by Murray Weiner and Joe Kinlaw II, the farming operation received Read More

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Trial Court Enters Permanent Injunction In Favor Of Firm Client

On April 7, 2016, the El Paso County District Court entered judgment after trial in favor of the firm’s client in an easement dispute. Murray Weiner and Joe Kinlaw of the firm obtained a permanent injunction from the Court prohibiting the defendant from continuing to block access or otherwise interfere with an easement across defendant’s Read More

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Mechanic’s Liens: Paying Twice is Not Nice

Author: KARL A. BERG, JR. As the economy continues to slump many in the homebuilding industry, particularly subcontractors and suppliers, are increasingly concerned about getting paid. One of the most common strategies employed by subcontractors and suppliers to help insure they receive payment is to record “mechanic’s liens” against property which their labor or materials Read More

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Contractual Limitations Clauses: Time is On Your Side

Author: KARL A. BERG, JR. Homebuilders are understandably concerned about their potential liability in the event a dispute arises with any of their customers either prior to or after closing. Rather than relying on the legislature to protect them, homebuilders should rely primarily upon their contracts to reasonably allocate the risks between them and their Read More

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Attorneys: Making Lemonade Out of Lemons

Author: KARL A. BERG, JR. In our litigious world, most builders have an ongoing relationship with one, or heaven forbid, more attorneys. I often receive calls from clients in need of immediate advice. Frequently, it becomes apparent that the dispute has been brewing for weeks or even months and is considerably more complicated than initially Read More

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Arbitration: The Homebuilder’s Last Bastion

Author: KARL A. BERG, JR. Arbitration has long been touted as a better way to resolve disputes. Its proponents usually make bold statements that arbitration is easier, faster, and cheaper than litigation. While each of these points may be debated, arbitration offers homebuilders distinct advantages to litigation in disputes with their customers. Parties are free Read More

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MULLIKEN LAW IN THE COMMUNITY
Mulliken Weiner Berg & Jolivet P.C. attorneys are active in the community, frequently in the news and prolific writers, keeping the public and their fellow lawyers abreast of the newest concepts affecting the nation and residents of Colorado. We’re proud of the work we do for the people of Colorado and how we influence business and government. Below, we’ve provided our recent news articles, community engagement events and publications for your review.
  • "Court Rules in Favor of Colorado Springs Church Represented by Mulliken Weiner Berg & Jolivet, P.C. ..."  -December 18, 2018

  • "Mulliken Weiner Berg & Jolivet, P.C. client receives $850,000 in settlement of dispute over Greenhouse in Pueblo, Colorado..."  -December 18, 2018

  • "Successful Defense of Federal Civil RICO Action. David Slays Goliath– In September, 2018, Murray Weiner successfully ..."  -October 23, 2018

  • "Mulliken Weiner Berg & Jolivet P.C. Prevails In Land Use Case In The Colorado Court Of Appeals...."  -May 17, 2016

  • "Trial Court Enters Permanent Injunction In Favor Of Firm Client..."  -May 17, 2016

  • "Roofing Contractor Successfully Weathers Owner's Breach of Contract Claim"  - July 15, 2013

  • "House Rocks, Home Seller Rolls to Defense Verdict and Attorney Fee Award on Fraud Claim..."  - January 15, 2013

  • "Custom Home Project Turns from Nightmare to Dream after Default Termination Validated By Arbitrator and Damages Awarded...."  -August 15, 2012

  • "Court Determines that Zoning Ordinances and Waterline Easement Survive Foreclosure Action Initiated by Private Lender in Douglas County, Colorado..."  -January 14, 2011