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Murray v. Just In Case Bus. Lighthouse, LLC  
Date: July 18, 2016
Citation: 2016 CO 47M
Docket Number: 13SC722

Justia Opinion Summary: This case started out of a business dispute between respondent-cross-petitioner Just In Case Business Lighthouse, LLC (JIC) and petitioner-cross-respondent Patrick Murray. To prepare for the litigation, JIC hired Preston...

In re Title, Ballot Title & Submission Clause for 2015-2016 #132 & #133  
Date: July 5, 2016
Citation: 2016 CO 55
Docket Number: 16SA153

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Donna Johnson challenged the Ballot Title Board's decision to set the title, ballot title and submission clause for Initiatives 2015-2016 #132 and 133, contending that the titles did not satisfy the clear titl...

In the Matter of the Title, Ballot Title & Submission Clause for 2015-2016 Initiative #156  
Date: July 5, 2016
Citation: 2016 CO 56
Docket Number: 16SA157

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner John Robinson challenged the Ballot Title Board's decision to set the title, ballot title and submission clause for Initiative 2015-2016 #156, contending that the title did not satisfy the clear title requirem...

Colorado v. The Castle Law Grp., LLC  
Date: July 5, 2016
Citation: 2016 CO 54
Docket Number: 16SA8

Justia Opinion Summary: The State brought a civil law enforcement action against the foreclosure law firm The Castle Law Group, LLC and its principles, as well as some of Castle's affiliated vendors. Among other things, the State alleged that b...

Warne v. Hall  
Date: June 27, 2016
Citation: 2016 CO 50
Docket Number: 14SC176

Justia Opinion Summary: Menda Warne appealed the court of appeals' judgment reversing dismissal of Bill Hall's complaint, which asserted a claim of intentional interference with contract. The trial court dismissed the case for failure to state...

Van Rees v. Unleaded Software, Inc.  
Date: June 27, 2016
Citation: 2016 CO 51
Docket Number: 14SC66

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner John Van Rees, Sr. contracted with respondent Unleaded Software, Inc. to perform web-related services and to design additional websites. After Unleaded missed deadlines and failed to deliver the promised servi...

Open Door Ministries v. Lipschuetz  
Date: June 27, 2016
Citation: 2016 CO 37M
Docket Number: 14SC787

Justia Opinion Summary: Jesse Lipschuetz lived next door to Open Door Ministries. Lipschuetz filed claims against the City of Denver and Open Door looking to revoke a rooming and boarding permit the City granted to Open Door. The trial court co...

Pinnacol Assurance v. Hoff  
Date: June 27, 2016
Citation: 2016 CO 53
Docket Number: 15SC87

Justia Opinion Summary: Norma Hoff owned a home she rented through a property management agency. The roof sustained hail damage, and she contracted with Alliance Construction & Restoration, Inc. (Alliance) to make the repairs. Alliance subcontr...

Colorado v. Zuniga  
Date: June 27, 2016
Citation: 2016 CO 52
Docket Number: 16SA92

Justia Opinion Summary: A Colorado State Trooper stopped the vehicle in which Victor Zuniga was riding as a passenger. The vehicle was carrying over a pound of raw marijuana and marijuana concentrate. Zuniga was ultimately charged with two coun...

Murray v. Just In Case Bus. Lighthouse, LLC  
Date: June 20, 2016
Citation: 2016 CO 47
Docket Number: 13SC722

Justia Opinion Summary: Just in Case Business Lighthouse (JIC) , owned and operated by Joseph Mahoney, entered into an agreement with Pearl Development Company, whereby Pearl agreed to pay JIC a specified commission if it found a buyer for Pear...

Hutchins v. La Plata MountaIn re ., Inc.  
Date: June 20, 2016
Citation: 2016 CO 45
Docket Number: 13SC768

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioners Scot Hutchins and John Casper petitioned for review of a court of appeals’ judgment affirming the district court’s ruling in favor of La Plata Mountain Resources, Inc. (La Plata) in an action brought by La Pl...

Lewis v. Taylor  
Date: June 20, 2016
Citation: 2016 CO 48
Docket Number: 14SC469

Justia Opinion Summary: Respondent Steve Taylor invested $3 million in several investment companies operated by Sean Mueller. Unbeknownst to Taylor, the companies were part of a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme. The "Mueller Funds" received ap...

Am. Family Mut. Ins. Co. v. Hansen  
Date: June 20, 2016
Citation: 2016 CO 46
Docket Number: 14SC99

Justia Opinion Summary: Respondent Jennifer Hansen was injured in a motor vehicle accident in late 2007. Four months later, she presented an underinsured motorist (“UIM”) claim to petitioner American Family Mutual Insurance Company (“American...

Colorado Motor Vehicle Dealer Board v. Freeman  
Date: June 20, 2016
Citation: 2016 CO 44
Docket Number: 14SC998

Justia Opinion Summary: Jeffery Freeman was convicted of third degree assault on an at-risk adult. Later, when he applied for a motor vehicle salesperson’s license, the Colorado Motor Vehicle Dealer Board (the Board) denied his application purs...

Pandy v. Independent Bank  
Date: June 20, 2016
Citation: 2016 CO 49
Docket Number: 15SC345

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue this case presented for the Colorado Supreme Court's review centered on whether a property titled in the name of a judgment debtor's co-settled revocable trust was subject to a judgment lien against the debtor....

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