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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...

Burnett v. Dept. of Natural Resources
Date: March 23, 2015
Citation: 2015 CO 19
Docket Number: 13SC306

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Sarah Burnett and a friend went camping at Cherry Creek State Park. They chose a campsite under a canopy of mature cottonwood trees. "The weather that night was uneventful." Early the next morning, while petit...

Colorado v. Thames
Date: March 23, 2015
Citation: 2015 CO 18
Docket Number: 14SA312

Justia Opinion Summary: In an interlocutory appeal, the State challenged the trial court's order suppressing statements made by defendant Douglas Thames during a custodial interrogation. Investigators gave defendant an oral Miranda advisement,...

Martinez v. Colorado
Date: March 16, 2015
Citation: 2015 CO 16
Docket Number: 12SC803

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Joe Anthony Martinez was convicted by jury for first-degree murder after deliberation under a complicity theory. When the court instructed the jury on "after deliberation," it used language that the Supreme Co...

Cantina Grill, JV v. City & Cty. of Denver Cty. Bd of Equalization
Date: March 16, 2015
Citation: 2015 CO 15
Docket Number: 12SC819

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this case was whether several food and beverage concessionaires at the City-owned airport held taxable possessory interests under the test in "Board of County Commissioners v. Vail Associates, Inc.," (19 P.3d...

Ankeney v. Raemisch
Date: March 16, 2015
Citation: 2015 CO 14
Docket Number: 13SA336

Justia Opinion Summary: The Department of Corrections directly appealed to the Supreme Court the grant of habeas relief to petitioner-appellee Randal Ankeney. Complying with a mandate from the court of appeals (in an earlier appeal), the distri...

Colorado v. Carrion
Date: March 16, 2015
Citation: 2015 CO 13
Docket Number: 14SA262

Justia Opinion Summary: In an interlocutory appeal, the State appealed a trial court order to suppress certain statements made by defendant Luis Carrion during a custodial interrogation. Officers gave Carrion an oral Miranda advisement and prov...

Wolfe v. Jim Hutton Educational Foundation
Date: March 16, 2015
Citation: 2015 CO 17
Docket Number: 14SA38

Justia Opinion Summary: The Tip Jackwater right was originally decreed to service the Tip Jack Ditch, which is part of a 4,000-acre ranch now owned and operated by the Jim Hutton Educational Foundation. The State and Division 1 Engineers added...

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