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Figueroa v. Speers
Date: March 2, 2015
Citation: 2015 CO 12
Docket Number: 14SA235

Justia Opinion Summary: The district court declared a vacancy in the Adams County School District 12 Director District 4 school board director position because defendant-appellee Amy Speers was elected but unqualified to serve. An issue arose w...

Doyle v. Colorado
Date: February 17, 2015
Citation: 2015 CO 10
Docket Number: 13SC447

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Eric Doyle appealed the court of appeals' decision to affirm his conviction for violating a condition of his bail bond. At the request of the prosecution, the trial court took judicial notice of the fact that...

Craft v. Phila. Indem. Ins. Co.
Date: February 17, 2015
Citation: 2015 CO 11
Docket Number: 14SA43

Justia Opinion Summary: The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals certified a question of Colorado law to the Colorado Supreme Court. An insurer issued a policy that provided directors and officers of a company liability coverage. The policy required...

S K Peightal Engineers, LTD v. Mid Valley Real Estate Solutions V
Date: February 9, 2015
Citation: 2015 CO 7
Docket Number: 13SC728

Justia Opinion Summary: This case stemmed from a series of contracts surrounding the construction of a custom home. Petitioners are soil engineering corporations that subcontracted with developer Sun Mountain Enterprises, LLC to perform soil an...

Wolfe v. Sedalia
Date: February 9, 2015
Citation: 2015 CO 8
Docket Number: 14SA12

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue this case presented for the Supreme Court's review centered on the historical beneficial consumptive use calculation of an 1872 irrigation right in a change of water right and augmentation plan proceeding. Seda...

In re Malm v. Villegas
Date: February 9, 2015
Citation: 2015 CO 4
Docket Number: 14SA13

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Marion Villegas appealed the district court's grant of plaintiff Lillian Malm's motion to reopen her personal injury lawsuit, some six years after the case had been marked inactive and closed. The court denied...

Colorado v. Munoz-Gutierrez
Date: February 9, 2015
Citation: 2015 CO 9
Docket Number: 14SA187

Justia Opinion Summary: In an interlocutory appeal, the State sought the Supreme Court's review of a trial court order suppressing marijuana that police discovered in a car registered to and driven by defendant-appellee Ramiro Munoz-Gutierrez....

In re Hagan v. Farmers Insurance Exchange
Date: January 26, 2015
Citation: 2015 CO 6
Docket Numbers: 14SA266, 14SA267, 14SA313

Justia Opinion Summary: In consolidated cases for this opinion, plaintiffs filed separate actions against Farmers Insurance Exchange (Farmers) in district court. In each case, Farmers moved the change venue, alleging that a change would promote...

LaFond v. Sweeney
Date: January 20, 2015
Citation: 2015 CO 3
Docket Number: 12SC205

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue this case presented for the Supreme Court's review centered on the question of who in a dissolved limited liability company("LLC") is entitled to the profits from a successful contingent fee case that was pendi...

West v. People
Date: January 20, 2015
Citation: 2015 CO 5
Docket Numbers: 12SC301, 13SC209

Justia Opinion Summary: During 2002 and 2003, a Colorado state public defender with the Mesa County Regional Office represented defendant Thomas West after the victim's mother, D.S., informed police that she discovered West lying in bed next to...

In re Malm v. Villegas
Date: January 20, 2015
Citation: 2015 CO 4
Docket Number: 14SA13

Justia Opinion Summary: Lillian Malm filed suit against Marion Villegas by filing a complaint with the district court in 2005.The complaint alleged that Villegas caused Malm to suffer personal injuries in an automobile accident in 2002 (two yea...

Tulips Investments, LLC v. Colorado ex rel. Suthers
Date: January 12, 2015
Citation: 2015 CO 1
Docket Number: 12SC996

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue this case presented for the Colorado Supreme Court's review centered on judicial enforcement of an administrative investigatory subpoena for documents of a corporation outside of Colorado, but was suspected of...

Colorado v. Blagg
Date: January 12, 2015
Citation: 2015 CO 2
Docket Number: 14SA268

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Michael Blagg was convicted by jury of first degree murder for the death of his wife, for which he received a life sentence without parole. Years later, the trial court granted Blagg a new trial based on revela...

Widefield Water v. Witte
Date: December 22, 2014
Citation: 2014 CO 81
Docket Number: 13SA197

Justia Opinion Summary: In an interlocutory appeal, applicants sought to change their use of an absolute water right. Applicants conducted a historical consumptive use (HCU) analysis to determine the amount of water previously used in accordanc...

SDI, Inc. v. Pivotal Parker, LLC
Date: December 8, 2014
Citation: 2014 CO 80
Docket Number: 12SC870

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue this case presented for the Supreme Court's review centered on whether the Special District Act (SDA) gave special districts the power to assign to a private party the right to receive development fees. Cherry...

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