DENVER — Colorado Civil Justice League has announced winners of its Common Sense in the Courtroom Awards,
given to state legislators who have demonstrated a commitment to curtailing lawsuit abuse.
Awards will be presented at CCJL’s Legislative Awards Luncheon on Friday, October 20, at the Denver Four Seasons. Tickets are available at www.CCJL.org.
CCJL is the only organization in Colorado exclusively dedicated to stopping lawsuit abuse while preserving a system of civil justice that fairly compensates legitimate victims.
“Common Sense in the Courtroom requires justice for those who have been wronged, balanced by fairness for those who may be wrongfully accused,” said CCJL executive director Mark Hillman.
A highlight of the 2017 legislative session was the passage of House Bill 1279 which addressed construction litigation by ensuring that homeowners are fully informed of costs and risks of litigation and given a formal voice in determining whether to initiate a lawsuit to resolve alleged defective construction.
“The most encouraging development this year is the growing coalition of legislators who value economic growth for all Coloradans above the narrow interests of personal injury lawyers and a handful of plaintiffs,” Hillman added.
"At CCJL, we are grateful for the bipartisan support of legislators who understand the importance of an efficient and balanced court system to our state's economy," said Jeff Weist, CCJL legislative director.
Common Sense in the Courtroom Award recipients include: