On the verge of trial, the United States District Court for the District of Colorado in Richardson v. DHS Drilling Company, et al. (Case No. 13-CV-01583-PAB) granted BWBO’s Motion for Summary Judgment and dismissed the case in its entirety. Plaintiff suffered a workplace accident that resulted in severe brain trauma and an above-the-knee amputation of his left leg. Plaintiff asserted that the client created a dangerous condition during the dismantling and relocation of an oil rig and alleged causes of action for negligence, premises liability and gross negligence/reckless endangerment. Plaintiff’s claimed damages were in excess of $2 million. Peter Brown successfully argued that the client did not owe Plaintiff any duty that would give rise to the alleged causes of action. After consideration of the evidence and legal authorities, the Court granted the Motion for Summary Judgment, a rare result in Colorado.
Congratulations to Mr. Brown and the client on this ruling.