Published Cases



Greg Giometti and John Mereness and their associates have been involved in a multitude of reported and published cases in several states. These cases include the following:

COLORADO CASES:

  • John Nesavich d/b/a Nesavich Properties LLC, et. al. v. Auto-Owners Insurance Co., No. 16-cv-01493-PAB-STV, 2018 WL 3729513 (D. Colo., Aug. 8, 2018)
  • Cherry Grove East II Condo. Ass’n, Inc. v. Philadelphia Indem. Ins. Company, et. al, 2017 WL 6945038, (D. Colo. Dec. 20, 2017).
  • Auto-Owners Ins. Co. v. Csaszar, 2017 WL 5188338 (D.Colo. Jan. 26, 2017), affirmed at 893 F.3d 729 (10th Cir. 2018).
  • Pinewood Townhome Ass’n., Inc. v. Auto-Owners Ins. Co.,  2017 WL 131798 (D. Colo. Jan. 13, 2017).
  • FDIC v.  Kansas Bankers Surety Co.,  105 F.Supp.3d 1234 (D. Colo. May 21, 2015), affirmed at 840 F.3d 1167 (10th Cir. 2016).
  • EMC Ins. Co. v. Mid-Continent Cas. Co., 884 F.Supp.2d 1147 (D. Colo. Aug. 2, 2012).
  • Collins v. State of Colorado,  2017 WL 3912761 (Colo.App. Sept. 7, 2017).
  • Auto-Owners Ins. Co. v. 4320 Morrison, LLC, 2016 WL 6104337 (Colo.App. Oct. 6, 2016).
  • Cotton Creek Circles, LLC v. Rio Grande Water Conservation Dist., 218 P.3d 1098 (Colo. 2009).
  • BFN-Greeley, LLC v. Adair Group, Inc., 141 P.3d 937 (Colo. App. 2006).
  • Schimek v. Owners Ins. Co., 2017 WL 3621833 (D. Colo. Aug. 23, 2017)(Unpublished).
  • Auto-Owners Ins. Co. v. High Country Coatings, Inc., —F. Supp. 3d—, 2017 WL 2537093 (D. Colo. June 12, 2017)(Unpublished).
  • Snyder v. Acord Corp., 684 F. App’x 710 (10th Cir. April 6, 2017)(Unpublished).
  • Murphy-Sims v. Owners Ins. Co., 2017 WL 2865679 (D. Colo. Mar. 17, 2017)(Unpublished).
  • Auto-Owners Ins. Co. v. Summit Park Townhome Ass’n., 198 F.Supp.3d 1239 (D. Colo. 2016).
  • Etherton v. Owners Ins. Co., 829 F.3rd 1209 (10th Cir. 2016).
  • Dillon v. Auto-Owners Ins. Co., 2016 WL 943775 (D. Colo. Mar. 14, 2016)(Unpublished).
  • Traenkner v. Capalbo, 2016 WL 471385 (D. Colo. Feb. 8, 2016)(Unpublished).
  • Williams v. Owners Ins. Co., 2016 WL 345420 (D. Colo. Jan. 28, 2016)Unpublished).
  • Snyder v. Acord Corp., 2016 WL 192270 (D. Colo. Jan. 25, 2016)(Unpublished).
  • Colo. Hospitality Servs., Inc. v. Owners Ins. Co., 154 F.Supp.3d 1173 (D. Colo. 2015).
  • Auto-Owners Ins. Co. v. Summit Park Townhome Ass’n., 129 F.Supp.3d 1150 (D. Colo. 2015).
  • Colo. Hospitality Servs., Inc. v. Owners Ins. Co., 2015 WL 5159086 (D. Colo., Sept. 3, 2015)(Unpublished).
  • Gargano v. Owners Ins. Co., 623 F. App’x 921, 2015 WL 4901945 (10th Cir. August 18, 2015)(Unpublished).
  • Dillon v. Auto-Owners Ins. Co., 2015 WL 4710960 (D. Colo., August 7, 2015)(Unpublished).
  • Williams v. Owners Ins. Co., 621 F. App’x 914 (10th Cir. July 15, 2015)(Unpublished).
  • Colorado Hospitality Services, Inc. v. Owners Ins. Co., 2015 WL 4245821 (D. Colo., July 14, 2015)(Unpublished).
  • Bagher v. Auto-Owners Ins. Co., 2015 WL 1510774 (D. Colo. Mar. 27, 2015)(Unpublished).
  • Etherton v. Owners Ins. Co., 82 F. Supp. 3d 1190 (D.Colo. 2015).
  • Auto-Owners Ins. Co. v. Summit Park Townhome Ass’n, 100 F. Supp. 3d 1099 (D.Colo. 2015).
  • Auto-Owners Ins. Co. v. Next Generation Energy, LLC, 2014 WL 7251678 (D. Colo. Dec. 19, 2014)(Unpublished).
  • Williams v. Auto-Owners Ins. Co., 2014 WL 12537030 (D. Colo. Mar. 25, 2014)(Unpublished).
  • Bagher v. Auto-Owners Ins. Co., 2014 WL 1224453 (D. Colo. Mar. 25, 2014)(Unpublished).
  • Gargano v. Owners Ins. Co., 2014 WL 1032302 (D. Colo., Mar. 18, 2014)(Unpublished).
  • Etherton v. Owners Ins. Co., 35 F. Supp. 3d 1360 (D. Colo. 2014).
  • Bituminous Cas. Co. v. Trinity Universal Ins. Co. of Kansas, 2014 WL 486077 (D. Colo. Feb. 6, 2014)(Unpublished).
  • Etherton v. Owners Ins. Co., 2013 WL 5443068 (D. Colo. Sept. 30, 2013)(Unpublished).
  • Land v. Auto-Owners Ins. Co., 511 F. App’x. 795 (10th Cir. Feb. 25, 2013)(Unpublished).
  • Bagher v. Auto-Owners Ins. Co., 2013 WL 5417127 (D. Colo. Sept. 26, 2013)(Unpublished).
  • Bagher v. Auto-Owners Ins. Co., 2013 WL 4781600 (D. Colo. Sept. 6, 2013)(Unpublished).
  • Peters v. Community Corrections, Inc. Employee Ben. Plan, 2013 WL 4046686 (D. Colo. Aug. 9, 2013)(Unpublished).
  • Bagher v. Auto-Owners Ins. Co., 2013 WL 3010694 (D. Colo. 3010694)(Unpublished).
  • Etherton v. Owners Ins. Co., 2013 WL 68702 (D. Colo. Jan. 7, 2013)(Unpublished).
  • Melssen v. Auto-Owners Ins. Co., 285 P.3d 328 (Colo. App. 2012).
  • Riverdale Peaks Homeowners Ass’n v. Auto-Owners Ins. Co., 2012 WL 1340388 (D. Colo. Apr. 18, 2012)(Unpublished).
  • Vickery v. Evans, 266 P.3d 390 (Colo. 2011).
  • Vickery v. Evelyn V. Trumble Living Trust, 277 P.3d 864 (Colo. App. 2011).
  • Etherton v. Owners Ins. Co., 2011 WL 4565733 (D. Colo. Sept. 29, 2011)(Unpublished).
  • Kreger v. General Steel Corp., 2011 WL 1594839 (E.D. La. Apr. 25, 2011)(Unpublished).
  • Etherton v. Owners Ins. Co., 2011 WL 684592 (D. Colo. Feb. 18, 2011)(Unpublished).
  • Vickery v. Vickery, 271 P.3d 516 (Colo. App. 2010).
  • Silva v. Wilcox, 223 P.3d 516 (Colo. App. 2010).
  • Pullen v. Walker, 228 P.3d 158 (Colo. App. 2008).
  • Home Design Servs., Inc. v. B&B Custom Homes, Inc., 2008 WL 2302648 (D. Colo. May 30, 2008)(Unpublished).
  • Colby v. Progressive Cas. Ins. Co., 218 F. App’x 796 (10th Cir. 2007)(Unpublished).
  • Home Design Servs., Inc. v. B&B Custom Homes, Inc., 2006 WL 3328140 (D. Colo. Nov. 15, 2006)(Unpublished).
  • Progressive Specialty Ins. Co. v. Hartford Underwriters Ins. Co., 148 P.3d 470 (Colo. App. 2006).
  • Colby v. Progressive Cas. Ins. Co., 2006 WL 1816448 (D. Colo.)(Unpublished).
  • State Farm Mut., Auto. Ins. Co. v. Brekke, 105 P.3d 177 (Colo. 2004).
  • Graham v. Progressive Cas. Ins. Co., 113 F. App’x 345, 2004 WL 2407127 (10th Cir. )(Unpublished).
  • White v. Progressive Mountain Ins. Co., 62 P.3d 1074 (Colo. App. 2002).
  • Grange Ins. Ass’n v. Hoehne, 56 P.3d 111 (Colo. App. 2002).
  • Progressive Cas. Ins. Co. v. Herring, 22 P.3d 66 (Colo. 2001).
  • Hale v. Erickson, 23 P.3d 1255 (Colo. App. 2001).
  • Margenau v. Bowlin, 12 P.3d 1214 (Colo. App. 2000).
  • Nasca v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., 12 P.3d 346 (Colo. App. 2000).
  • A.T. v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., 989 P.2d 219 (Colo. App. 1999).
  • Hansen v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., 957 P.2d 1380 (Colo. 1998).
  • Loza v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., 971 P.2d 251 (Colo. App. 1998).
  • State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. v. Peiffer, 955 P.2d 1008 (Colo. 1998).
  • Loza v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., 970 P.2d 478 (Colo. App. 1997).
  • Peiffer v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., 940 P.2d 967 (Colo. App. 1996).
  • Martinez v. Lewis, 942 P.2d 1219 (Colo. App. 1996)
  • Tynan’s Nissan, Inc. v. American Hardware Mut. Ins. Co., 917 P.2d 321 (Colo. App. 1995).

TEXAS CASES:

VIRGINIA SUPREME COURT CASE:

Idaho Cases:

  • Hydraulic & Air. Equip. Co. v. Mobil Oil Corp., 652 F. Supp. 633 (D. Idaho 1987).
  • Kleiber v. City of Idaho Falls, 110 Idaho 501, 716 P.2d 1273 (1986).
  • Aetna Cas. & Sur. Co. v. Fairchild, 624 F. Supp. 567 (D. Idaho. 1986).
  • Aetna Cas. & Sur. Co. v. Fairchild, 620 F. Supp. 1245 (D. Idaho 1985).

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Auto Accidents

We also “wrote the book” about motor vehicle accident litigation and insurance in Colorado. See our Publications to learn more about our book G. Giometti, Colorado Automobile Accident Litigation & Insurance Handbook (3rd Ed. 2018).   We are experienced in handling all types of motor vehicle accident cases, particularly those involving traumatic brain injuries and spinal injuries.