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Grand Valley Water Users Ass'n v. Busk-Ivanhoe, Inc.  
Date: December 5, 2016
Citation: 2016 CO 75
Docket Number: 14SA303

Justia Opinion Summary: The City of Aurora was the sole owner of the capital stock of Busk-Ivanhoe, Inc., which owned a one-half interest in water rights decreed in 1928 to the Busk-Ivanhoe System for supplemental irrigation in the Arkansas Riv...

Colorado v. Delacruz  
Date: December 5, 2016
Citation: 2016 CO 76
Docket Number: 16SA163

Justia Opinion Summary: The State filed an interlocutory appeal of a district court's suppression order. The court suppressed a firearm that Denver Police seized from a car in which defendant Randiray Delacruz was a passenger. After review, the...

In re Rumnock v. Anschutz  
Date: December 5, 2016
Citation: 2016 CO 77
Docket Number: 16SA38

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue this matter presented for the Supreme Court's review centered on a discovery dispute between plaintiff Stephen Rumnock and defendant American Family Mutual Insurance Company. After being ordered to produce docu...

Colorado v. Adams  
Date: November 21, 2016
Citation: 2016 CO 74
Docket Number: 14SC94

Justia Opinion Summary: Respondent Curtis Adams was found guilty by jury of assaulting a correctional officer. The presumptive sentencing range for that offense was two to six years, but because Adams committed the assault while serving a sente...

Colorado v. Cooper  
Date: November 21, 2016
Citation: 2016 CO 73
Docket Number: 16SA231

Justia Opinion Summary: Alamosa County police officers applied for and received a warrant to search Lonnie Cooper’s residence and vehicles on his property for illegal drugs and other items associated with the sale of illegal drugs. The Colorado...

Calderon v. American Family Mutual Insurance Company  
Date: November 7, 2016
Citation: 2016 CO 72
Docket Number: 14SC494

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Arnold Calderon was injured in a vehicle accident with an uninsured motorist. At the time, petitioner was insured with respondent American Family Mutual Insurance. American Family paid the policy limit to peti...

People in the Interest of A.L.-C.  
Date: October 24, 2016
Citation: 2016 CO 71
Docket Number: 16SA2

Justia Opinion Summary: Police responded to a domestic disturbance involving then 16-year-old A.L.-C., who was feuding with he mother and stepfather on the first floor of the family home. B.O., his sister, told an aunt who was in the house, tha...

Schneider v. Colorado  
Date: October 17, 2016
Citation: 2016 CO 70
Docket Number: 13SC873

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Fritz Schneider appealed when the court of appeals affirmed his convictions for two counts of sexual assault: one for sexual assault of a physically helpless victim and another for "sexual assault by causing s...

Griffith v. SSC Pueblo Belmont Operating Co.  
Date: October 17, 2016
Citation: 2016 CO 60M
Docket Number: 16SA114

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Christine Griffith filed a complaint against eleven entities and two individuals alleging they injured her father, who was a resident of a nursing home operated by defendant SSC Pueblo Belmont Operating Company...

Higgins v. Colorado  
Date: October 3, 2016
Citation: 2016 CO 68
Docket Number: 16SA94

Justia Opinion Summary: Similar to "Colorado v. Johnson," (2016 CO 69 (2016)), at issue in this case were questions involving what a trial court could order when a juvenile seeks a reverse-transfer of her criminal case from trial court to juven...

Johnson v. Colorado  
Date: October 3, 2016
Citation: 2016 CO 69
Docket Number: 16SA96

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this case were questions involving what a trial court could order when a juvenile seeks a reverse-transfer of her criminal case from trial court to juvenile court. The district attorney directly filed a crimi...

Ryan Ranch Cmty. Ass'n, Inc. v. Kelley  
Date: September 26, 2016
Citation: 2016 CO 65
Docket Number: 14SC431

Justia Opinion Summary: Ryan Ranch was a residential common interest community. The homeowners association filed a complaint against several low owners abutting Ryan Ranch, seeking past-due assessments, penalties and fees for maintenance and se...

In re Marriage of Johnson  
Date: September 26, 2016
Citation: 2016 CO 67
Docket Number: 14SC756

Justia Opinion Summary: This case centered on whether a father could use the doctrine of laches to defend against a mother's claim for interest on his child support debt. In the precedential case "Hauck v. Schuck," (353 P.3d 79 (1960)), the Col...

Pulte Home Corp. v. Countryside Cmty. Ass'n, Inc.  
Date: September 26, 2016
Citation: 2016 CO 64
Docket Number: 14SC77

Justia Opinion Summary: The Countryside Townhome Subdivision was a residential common interest community. The homeowners association for the Subdivision filed a complaint against the developer, seeking over $400,000 in past-due assessments for...

Colorado v. Hoskin  
Date: September 26, 2016
Citation: 2016 CO 63
Docket Number: 15SC136

Justia Opinion Summary: The Colorado State Patrol gave petitioner Gregory Hoskin a speeding ticket. Hoskin pled not guilty, and the matter went to a bench trial, which ultimately ended against Hoskin. He appealed, and the district court reverse...

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