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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....

Martinez v. Mintz
Date: May 31, 2016
Citation: 2016 CO 43
Docket Number: 14SC1

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff’s initial attorneys were discharged for cause and replaced by successor counsel. Initial counsel had been hired on a contingency basis. When discharged, they asserted a lien against any settlement or judgment e...

Fleury v. IntraWest Winter Park Operations Corp.
Date: May 31, 2016
Citation: 2016 CO 41
Docket Number: 14SC224

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Salynda E. Fleury brought a negligence and wrongful death suit against respondent IntraWest Winter Park Operations Corporation (“Winter Park”) after her husband was killed in an in-bounds avalanche at its reso...

Upper Eagle Reg'l Water Auth. v. Wolfe
Date: May 31, 2016
Citation: 2016 CO 42
Docket Number: 15SA26

Justia Opinion Summary: On July 4, 2004, the Upper Eagle Regional Water Authority (the “Authority”) diverted 0.716 cubic feet per second (“cfs”) of water at the Edwards Drinking Water Facility on the Eagle River and delivered that water to the...

Travelers Prop. Cas. Co. v. Stresscon Co.
Date: May 23, 2016
Citation: 2016 CO 22M
Docket Number: 13SC815

Justia Opinion Summary: Travelers Property Casualty Company of America (Travelers) petitioned for review of a court of appeals judgment affirming the district court’s denial of its motion for directed verdict in a lawsuit brought by its insured...

Open Door Ministries v. Lipschuetz
Date: May 23, 2016
Citation: 2016 CO 37
Docket Number: 14SC787

Justia Opinion Summary: In June 2010, the Denver City Council passed Ordinance 333, replacing the old zoning code but including an exception that allowed any person seeking to “erect or alter structures” to apply for a permit under the old zoni...

Carson v. Reiner
Date: May 23, 2016
Citation: 2016 CO 38
Docket Number: 15SA292

Justia Opinion Summary: On October 27, 2015,one week before the November 3 regular biennial school board election for Mesa County Valley School District 51, three registered electors of the school district, Kent Carson, James “Gil” Tisue, and D...

E.S.V. v. Colorado in the Interest of C.E.M.
Date: May 23, 2016
Citation: 2016 CO 40
Docket Number: 15SC514

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case, E.S.V. (“mother”) challenged the termination of her parental rights with respect to C.E.M. and M.F.M. (“children”). Mother’s treatment plan included as one of its objectives that mother would “demonstrate...

Colorado in the Interest of J.G.
Date: May 23, 2016
Citation: 2016 CO 39
Docket Number: 15SC57

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury found that the environment of M.L.’s four children was injurious to their welfare, the trial court adjudicated the children dependent or neglected. The Colorado Supreme Court granted certiorari in this case...

Colorado v. Roberson
Date: May 16, 2016
Citation: 2016 CO 36
Docket Number: 13SA268

Justia Opinion Summary: The State challenged a district court order denying the probation department's complaint to revoke Bryan Roberson's sex offender intensive supervision probation (SOISP). The State sought to revoke probation because Rober...

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