Most litigation attorneys would (reasonably) expect that if your deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, it gets extended to the next business day. But a recently published Colorado Court of Appeals case affirming the dismissal of a complaint as time-barred provides a cautionary tale that you shouldn't assume your deadline is extended just because it falls on the weekend or on a holiday. As always, check the relevant law in your jurisdiction, and more importantly, always file early to avoid an unexpected and possibly unforgiving result.
Attorneys Christopher Jackson and Jason Pedraza co-authored the article titled, “Words of Caution from Colorado: Double Check Your Deadlines!,” published in LexisNexis, November 7, 2023. The article analyzes the Colorado Court of Appeals ruling in Gomez v. Walker and cautions litigators and their clients to be very careful in calendaring deadlines when faced with claim-ending deadlines.
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