A Boulder County jury awarded television host Aaron Harber at least $360,000 after it found that the town of Erie, Colo. acted in bad faith and breached a contract with Harber involving his development plans for a sustainable community.
Faegre Baker Daniels partner Trip DeMuth, a former Boulder prosecutor, focuses his practice on commercial, real estate and construction litigation. He explained to the Daily Camera that the jury's verdict in the bad faith claim is rare for a municipality. "It indicates that the municipality was selectively enforcing its code in a punitive, retaliatory and bad faith fashion. That's a significant ruling from a jury," DeMuth said.