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Recent Decisions From the Colorado Supreme Court

In re Ferrer
Date: March 27, 2017
Citation: 2017 CO 14M
Docket Number: 15SA340
In re Goodman v. Heritage Builders  
Date: March 20, 2017
Citation: 2017 CO 13
Docket Number: 16SA193

Justia Opinion Summary: This case concerned the design and construction of a single-family residence in Pitkin County, Colorado. Heritage Builders, Inc. (“Heritage”) was retained as the general contractor by the original owners of the property,...

Veith v. Colorado  
Date: March 6, 2017
Citation: 2017 CO 19
Docket Number: 14SC1021

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Austin Veith pleaded guilty to theft and securities fraud. He asked the trial court to sentence him to probation instead of a term of incarceration. The trial court rejected his request for probation with no i...

Marsh v. Colorado  
Date: February 27, 2017
Citation: 2017 CO 10M
Docket Number: 12SC102

Justia Opinion Summary: A jury convicted petitioner Anthony Marsh of sexually assaulting three of his granddaughters and possessing more than twenty images depicting child pornography. Marsh appealed, and the court of appeals affirmed his convi...

Scott v. Colorado  
Date: February 27, 2017
Citation: 2017 CO 16
Docket Number: 12SC966

Justia Opinion Summary: This case presented two issues for the Supreme Court’s review: (1) whether a double jeopardy claim can be raised for the first time on appeal; and (2) whether defendant William Costello Scott’s convictions for both aggra...

Zubiate v. Colorado  
Date: February 27, 2017
Citation: 2017 CO 17
Docket Number: 13SC480

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case, the issues presented for the Colorado Supreme Court’s review implicated: (1) whether a defendant may raise his or her unpreserved double jeopardy claim for the first time on appeal and, if so, what standard...

Reyna-Abarca v. Colorado  
Date: February 27, 2017
Citation: 2017 CO 15
Docket Numbers: 13SC725, 13SC750, 14SC3, 14SC7

Justia Opinion Summary: Four cases raised the ultimate question of whether driving under the influence (“DUI”) was a lesser included offense of either vehicular assault-DUI or vehicular homicide-DUI, and presented the Supreme Court with an oppo...

Colorado v. Zadra  
Date: February 27, 2017
Citation: 2017 CO 18
Docket Numbers: 14SC25, 15SC262

Justia Opinion Summary: These cases presented issues of whether double jeopardy claims could be raised for the first time on direct appeal and, if so, what standard of review applied. The Colorado Supreme Court addressed these same issues in fo...

In re Ferrer  
Date: February 27, 2017
Citation: 2017 CO 14
Docket Number: 15SA340

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Jessica Ferrer and her companion, Kathryn Winslow, were injured when a taxicab driven by Tesfamariam Okbamicael struck them as they crossed a street in Denver. Okbamicael worked for Colorado Cab Company (“Yello...

In re Goodman v. Heritage Builders  
Date: February 27, 2017
Citation: 2017 CO 13
Docket Number: 16SA193

Justia Opinion Summary: This case centered on the design and construction of a single-family residence in Pitkin County, Colorado. Heritage Builders, Inc. (“Heritage”) was retained as the general contractor by the original owners of the propert...

Nagi v. California  
Date: February 21, 2017
Citation: 2017 CO 12
Docket Number: 14SC218

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner-defendant Farouk Nagi appealed the court of appeals’ judgment affirming his conviction and sentence for sexual assault on a child by one of a position of trust. He also argued the district court lacked suffici...

Youngquist v. Miner  
Date: February 21, 2017
Citation: 2017 CO 11
Docket Number: 16SC283

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this case was whether Colorado had jurisdiction to award benefits for out-of-state work-related injuries and to impose a statutorily penalty on an employer under 8-41-204, C.R.S. (2016), when the employer was...

Venalonzo v. Colorado  
Date: February 6, 2017
Citation: 2017 CO 9
Docket Number: 11SC878

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2006, respondent Ruben Ramos was riding in the front passenger seat of a car driven by his girlfriend. His girlfriend’s three children were seated in the backseat along with R.L., his girlfriend’s friend. The girlfrie...

Marsh v. Colorado  
Date: February 6, 2017
Citation: 2017 CO 10
Docket Number: 12SC102

Justia Opinion Summary: A jury convicted petitioner Anthony Edwin Marsh of sexually assaulting three of his granddaughters and possessing more than twenty images depicting child pornography. Marsh appealed, and the court of appeals affirmed hi...

Colorado v. Ramos  
Date: February 6, 2017
Citation: 2017 CO 6
Docket Number: 13SC105

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2006, respondent Ruben Ramos was riding in the front passenger seat of a car driven by his girlfriend. His girlfriend’s three children were seated in the backseat along with R.L., his girlfriend’s friend. The girlfrie...

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