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Pena-Rodriguez v. Colorado
Date: May 18, 2015
Citation: 2015 CO 31
Docket Number: 13SC9

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2007, a man made sexual advances toward two teenaged girls in a bathroom of a horse-facing facility in which petitioner Miguel Pena-Rodriguez worked. The girls identified petitioner as the assailant at a one-on-one sh...

Beren v. Beren
Date: May 11, 2015
Citation: 2015 CO 29
Docket Number: 13SC127

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue this case presented for the Supreme Court's review centered on whether (and to what extent) the Colorado Probate Code displaced a court's authority to award an equitable adjustment supplementing a spouse's elec...

Westin Operator, LLC v. Groh
Date: April 13, 2015
Citation: 2015 CO 25
Docket Number: 13SC382

East Cherry Creek Valley v. Wolfe
Date: May 11, 2015
Citation: 2015 CO 30
Docket Number: 14SA179

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this case was a change-of-water-rights application filed by East Cherry Creek Valley Water & Sanitation District and the Colorado Water Network, Inc. (collectively, East Cherry Creek). East Cherry Creek submi...

Colorado v. Diaz
Date: April 27, 2015
Citation: 2015 CO 28
Docket Number: 12SC939

Justia Opinion Summary: While incarcerated, defendant Josph Diaz punched a prison guard. Less than three months later, Diaz threw a cup that hit another guard in the mouth. The district attorney charged him in two cases with second degree assau...

In re Gilbert—Attorney Discipline—Quantum Meruit—
Date: April 27, 2015
Citation: 2015 CO 22
Docket Number: 13SA254

Burnett v. Department of Natural Resources—Colorado Governmental
Date: April 27, 2015
Citation: 2015 CO 19
Docket Number: 13SC306

Antero Resources v. Strudley
Date: April 20, 2015
Citation: 2015 CO 26
Docket Number: 13SC576

Justia Opinion Summary: After an exchange of Rule 26 disclosures, Anero Resources Corporation, Antero Resources Piceance Corporation, Calfrac Well Services Corporation and Frontier Drilling, LLC (collectively, Antero Resources) asked the trial...

Colorado v. Ackerman
Date: April 20, 2015
Citation: 2015 CO 27
Docket Number: 14SA358

Justia Opinion Summary: The State filed an interlocutory appeal of a trial court's order suppressing the results of a blood draw taken from defendant-appellee Travis Ackerman. At the hearing, the trial court found that a warrant was required be...

Westin Operator, LLC v. Groh
Date: April 13, 2015
Citation: 2015 CO 25
Docket Number: 13SC382

Justia Opinion Summary: After a late night out, Jillian Groh brought a group of friends back to a room she rented at the Westin Hotel. Security guards confronted the group about the noise level in the room, and ultimately evicted them, even tho...

Jordan v. Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Ctr., PC
Date: April 13, 2015
Citation: 2015 CO 24
Docket Number: 13SC545

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Barbara Jordan sued respondent Panorama Orthopedics and Spine Center, PC for negligence and premises liability. After receiving medical treatment at the Center, Jordan tripped over uneven sidewalk slabs near P...

Colo. Water Conservation Bd. v. Farmers Water Development Co.
Date: April 6, 2015
Citation: 2015 CO 21
Docket Number: 13SA173

Justia Opinion Summary: Pursuant to its statutory authority, the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB), after a notice and comment period and a hearing, voted to appropriate an instream flow right (ISF) on the San Miguel River, and to file a...

In re Gilbert—Attorney Discipline—Quantum Meruit—
Date: April 6, 2015
Citation: 2015 CO 22
Docket Number: 13SA254

McKenna v. Witte
Date: April 6, 2015
Citation: 2015 CO 23
Docket Number: 13SA304

Justia Opinion Summary: Applicants-appellants Tom McKenna and McKenna Ranch challenged a water court decision regarding the abandonment list of three of its water rights. The Division Engineer placed applicants' three Sanchez Ditch water rights...

In re Colorado v. Jones
Date: April 6, 2015
Citation: 2015 CO 20
Docket Number: 14SA284

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Zachariah Jones petitioned the Supreme Court to appeal a district court's decision to revoke his bail bond in its entirety, and ordered that he be held without bond pending resolution of charges in a different...

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