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 stopping lawsuit abuse.
Awards will be presented at CCJL’s Legislative Awards Luncheon on Oct. 8 at the Denver Four Seasons. Tickets are available at www.CCJL.org.
CCJL is the only organization in Colorado dedicated exclusively to stopping lawsuit abuse while preserving a system of civil justice that fairly compensates actual victims.
“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.
This year, the General Assembly passed a handful of reforms, including liability protections for volunteers at emergencies, as well as a bill to establish a personal responsibility standard for participants in certain agricultural activities, including “agritourism.” Legislators also defeated several attempts to expand litigation.
Common Sense in the Courtroom Award recipients include:
• Representatives Perry Buck, Kathleen Conti, Don Coram, Brian DelGrosso, Tim Dore, Justin Everett, Leroy Garcia, Bob Gardner, Cheri Gerou, Chris Holbert, Steve Humphrey, Janak Joshi, Tracy Kraft-Tharp, Lois Landgraf, Polly Lawrence, Jenise May, Frank McNulty, Carole Murray, Clarice Navarro Ratzlaff, Dan Nordberg, Dan Pabon, Kevin Priola, Bob Rankin, Lori Saine, Ray Scott, Jerry Sonnenberg, Amy Stephens, Spencer Swalm, Libby Szabo, Ed Vigil, Mark Waller, Angela Williams, Jim Wilson and Jared Wright.
• Senators David Balmer, Randy Baumgardner, Greg Brophy, Bill Cadman, Larry Crowder, Kevin Grantham, Ted Harvey, Bernie Herpin, Owen Hill, Cheri Jahn, John Kefalas, Steve King, Kent Lambert, Kevin Lundberg, Vicki Marble, Scott Renfroe, George Rivera, Ellen Roberts, Mark Scheffel and Lois Tochtrop.