Colorado Supreme Court Decisions 2012

General Steel Domestic Sales, LLC v. Bacheller  
Date: December 20, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 68M
Docket Number: 10SC403

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue before the Supreme Court in this case came from the court of appeals' unpublished decision in "Bacheller v. General Steel Domestic Sales, LLC," and centered on the determination of the applicability of "Protect…

Kazadi v. Colorado  
Date: December 20, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 73
Docket Number: 11SC264

Justia Opinion Summary: In this appeal, Petitioner Yanick Kazadi, a legal permanent resident born in the Congo, sought post-conviction review of his felony plea leading to a deferred judgment, claiming ineffective assistance of counsel for…

Tate v. Colorado  
Date: December 20, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 75
Docket Number: 11SC382

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Walter Tate appealed a district court order that reversed a suppression of evidence order. In a prosecution of Defendant for Driving Under the Influence, the trial court found that he had been stopped without…

In re Warden v. Exempla  
Date: December 20, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 74
Docket Number: 12SA199

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue before the Supreme Court in this case was a trial court's order striking the testimony of plaintiff's rebuttal expert witness, and portions of two of plaintiff's previously disclosed expert witnesses. The…

Colorado v. Marshall  
Date: December 3, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 72
Docket Number: 12SA215

Justia Opinion Summary: In early 2012, two uniformed Colorado Springs police officers went to Defendant Jeffrey Marshall's residence to serve a summons for his alleged indecent exposure. Defendant wasn't home at the time; the officers waited in…

Archuleta v. Gomez  
Date: December 3, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 71
Docket Number: 12SA47

Justia Opinion Summary: This adverse possession dispute between neighbors was appealed to the Supreme Court after a remand. The case below concerned legal interests in water and easement rights for three ditches diverting water from the…

Gen. Steel Domestic Sales, LLC v. Bacheller  
Date: November 27, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 68
Docket Number: 10SC403

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff sued General Steel, Discount Steel, and those companies' presidents for abuse of process, malicious prosecution, and civil conspiracy, based on their filing an arbitration complaint against him. The trial court…

In the Matter of Michael T. Miranda
Date: November 27, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 69
Docket Number: 12SA112
In re Madrone  
Date: November 27, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 70
Docket Number: 12SA222

Justia Opinion Summary: In this original proceeding, Mother sought review of an order of the district court determining that it had jurisdiction to enter initial orders in a dispute concerning the allocation of parental responsibilities for…

Neuhaus v. Colorado  
Date: November 19, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 65
Docket Number: 10SC27

Justia Opinion Summary: In this postconviction appeal, the issue before the Supreme Court was whether a criminal defendant could plead guilty while reserving the right to appeal an unsuccessful motion to suppress evidence. The Court held that…

Colorado v. Hoffman  
Date: November 19, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 66
Docket Number: 10SC433

Justia Opinion Summary: In this postconviction appeal, the issue before the Supreme Court was whether a criminal defendant could plead guilty while reserving the right to appeal an unsuccessful motion to suppress evidence. Adopting its…

Escobedo v. Colorado  
Date: November 19, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 67
Docket Number: 10SC476

Justia Opinion Summary: In this postconviction appeal, the issue before the Supreme Court was whether a criminal defendant could plead guilty while reserving the right to appeal an unsuccessful motion to suppress evidence. Adopting its…

Villarreal v. Colorado  
Date: November 5, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 64
Docket Number: 09SC846

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted certiorari in this case, along with "Hagos v. Colorado" (2012 CO 63), to address whether a determination on direct appeal that instructional error did not constitute plain error necessarily…

Hagos v. Colorado  
Date: November 5, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 63
Docket Number: 10SC424

Justia Opinion Summary: In this postconviction proceeding, the issue before the Supreme Court was whether a determination on direct appeal that instructional error did not constitute plain error necessarily required a determination in…

Colorado v. Gross  
Date: November 5, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 60M
Docket Number: 10SC617

Justia Opinion Summary: In this appeal, the Supreme Court reviewed the court of appeals' unpublished decision in "People v. Gross," (07CA2255, slip op. at 7 (Colo. App. Apr. 1, 2010) (not selected for official publication)), which reversed the…

Garcia v. Schneider Energy Services, Inc.  
Date: October 22, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 62
Docket Number: 11SA219

Justia Opinion Summary: The supreme court vacated the trial court's order granting summary judgment after the trial court found that 71 days was not a reasonable time for purposes of relating back an amended complaint under C.R.C.P. 15(c).…

Melat, Pressman & Higbie, LLP v. Hannon Law Firm, LLC  
Date: October 22, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 61
Docket Number: 11SC265

Justia Opinion Summary: In the 1990s, The Hannon Law Firm ("Hannon"), Melat, Pressman & Higbie, L.L.P.("Melat"), and Howarth & Smith ("Howarth") entered into a contingent fee agreement to represent multiple plaintiffs in an action against the…

Gross v. Colorado  
Date: October 1, 2012
Citations: 2012 CO 60, 2012 CO 60M
Docket Number: 10SC617

Justia Opinion Summary: In this appeal, the issue before the Supreme Court was the court of appeals' unpublished decision in "Colorado v. Gross," (07CA2255, slip op. at 7 (Colo. App. Apr. 1, 2010) (not selected for official publication)), which…

Colorado v. Guthrie  
Date: October 1, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 59
Docket Number: 12SA80

Justia Opinion Summary: In this interlocutory appeal, the prosecution challenged a district court order that granted defendant Suzanne Guthrie's motion to suppress evidence of an illegal narcotic discovered during a routine inventory search of…

Portercare Adventist Health System v. Lego  
Date: September 24, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 58
Docket Number: 10SC765

Justia Opinion Summary: Respondent Robert Lego admitted his wife to Porter Hospital's emergency room. She stayed there for approximately two months. The Legos' insurance provider notified Respondent in writing that it would stop covering Mrs.…

Koenig v. PurCo Fleet Services, Inc.  
Date: September 10, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 56
Docket Number: 10SC159

Justia Opinion Summary: Judith Koenig rented a car from a car rental company and was involved in an accident. PurCo sued Koenig to collect damages related to the incident, including damages for loss of the vehicle's use during the time it was…

In the Matter of Attorney F.
Date: September 10, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 57
Docket Number: 11SA343
Churchill v. University of Colorado at Boulder  
Date: September 10, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 54
Docket Number: 11SC25

Justia Opinion Summary: In this appeal, the Supreme Court reviewed a court of appeals' opinion in "Churchill v. Univ. of Colo. at Boulder," whereby the underlying civil action involved claims brought by Professor Ward Churchill pursuant to 42…

Colorado v. Pittman  
Date: September 10, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 55
Docket Number: 12SA101

Justia Opinion Summary: In this interlocutory appeal, the Surpeme Court reviewed a trial court order that suppressed statements made by Petitioner Dianeth Pittman in response to police interrogation without a prior advisement pursuant to…

Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission  
Date: June 25, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 52
Docket Number: 10SC532

Justia Opinion Summary: Grand Valley Citizens' Alliance filed a complaint alleging that it was entitled to a hearing on an application for permit to drill pursuant to section 34-60-108(7), C.R.S. (2011), of the Oil and Gas Conservation Act. The…

Colorado v. Padilla-Lopez  
Date: June 25, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 49
Docket Number: 10SC832

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case, the Supreme Court accepted certiorari on a statutory construction issue involving the definition of the word "victim" within the criminal case restitution statute, sections 18-1.3-601 to -603, C.R.S.…

Glustrom v. Colorado Public Utilities Commission  
Date: June 25, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 53
Docket Number: 11SA164

Justia Opinion Summary: With the approval of the Public Utilities Commission (PUC), in 2005 the Public Service Company of Colorado (Xcel) began constructing a coal-fired electric power unit known as "Comanche 3." When Xcel sought to recover a…

Accident & Injury Medical Specialists., P.C. v. Mintz  
Date: June 25, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 50
Docket Number: 11SC210

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted certiorari in this case to determine, whether an attorney owes fiduciary duties to third parties who are entitled to funds from Colorado Lawyer Trust Account Foundation (COLTAF) trust accounts.…

Colorado v. Figueroa-Ortega  
Date: June 25, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 51
Docket Number: 12SA78

Justia Opinion Summary: The People brought an interlocutory appeal pursuant to section 16-12-102(2), C.R.S. (2011),and C.A.R. 4.1, challenging the district court's suppression of statements made by Defendant Erick Figueroa-Ortega to a police…

Amos v. Aspen Alps 123, LLC Real Property  
Date: June 18, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 46
Docket Number: 10SC187

Justia Opinion Summary: Prior to a foreclosure sale, Petitioner Betty Amos and her late husband, Thomas Righetti, owned a condominium unit in Aspen. Amos borrowed approximately $1.6 million from Equitable Bank securing the loan with a Deed of…

Pierson v. Colorado  
Date: June 18, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 47
Docket Number: 10SC269

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Michael Pierson sought review of the court of appeals' judgment that affirmed his various convictions of felony sexual assault on a child and indecent exposure. The district court denied Defendant's pre-trial…

Colorado v. Vissarriagas  
Date: June 18, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 48
Docket Number: 11SA288

Justia Opinion Summary: The State brought an interlocutory appeal seeking the Supreme Court's review of a trial court order that suppressed evidence seized by police following an inventory search after a traffic stop. The trial court ruled that…

In re Marriage of Wiggins  
Date: June 18, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 44
Docket Number: 12SA63

Justia Opinion Summary: This original proceeding before the Supreme Court arose from a divorce and parenting case in its third year of post-dissolution decree litigation. Mother's petition challenged the district court's summary denial of her…

Colorado v. Lynn  
Date: June 18, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 45
Docket Number: 12SA97

Justia Opinion Summary: In this interlocutory appeal, the State challenged an order suppressing incriminating statements made by Defendant Michael Lynn while in custody. The trial court held that the statements came after Defendant's…

Sender v. Cygan  
Date: June 4, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 43
Docket Number: 11SA261

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court was asked to respond to a certified question posed by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado. The question arose out of an adversary proceeding in which the plaintiff, in his…

Colorado v. Arapu  
Date: June 4, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 42
Docket Number: 11SA326

Justia Opinion Summary: The prosecution brought this interlocutory appeal seeking to reverse the trial court's ruling that suppressed evidence obtained from the search of the apartment of the Defendant Andrian Arapu. Federal Immigration and…

Colorado v. Maser  
Date: June 4, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 41
Docket Number: 11SC552

Justia Opinion Summary: In this appeal, the issue before the Supreme Court concerned whether the court of appeals had jurisdiction to review a district court order dismissing a misdemeanor charge in a county court case that was improperly…

Sunahara v. State Farm
Date: May 29, 2012
Citations: 2012 CO 30 M, 2012 CO 30M
Docket Number: 10SC409
In the Interest of Child: B.B.O.  
Date: May 29, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 40
Docket Number: 10SC623

Justia Opinion Summary: In this appeal, the issue before the Supreme Court came from an unpublished opinion by the court of appeals reversing the trial court's allocation of primary parental responsibilities to the half-sister of a minor child…

Capital Securities, Inc. v. Griffin  
Date: May 29, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 39
Docket Number: 10SC779

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2006,Jefferson County purchased securities through Capital Securities, Inc., Jerry Manning, and Adam Alves a purchase later determined unlawful under section 24-75-601.1, C.R.S. (2008). The county sued Capital…

Mercantile Adjustment Bureau v. Flood  
Date: May 29, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 38
Docket Number: 10SC852

Justia Opinion Summary: After losing on her Colorado Fair Debt Collection Practices Act claim at the county court, Elizabeth Flood's trial counsel, Gary Merenstein, paid the fees of several appellate attorneys who represented Flood in an appeal…

Larson v. Sinclair Transp. Co.  
Date: May 21, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 36
Docket Number: 09SC966

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue before the Supreme Court was whether section 38-5-105 C.R.S. (2011) granted condemnation authority to a company for the construction of a petroleum pipeline. Upon review, the Court concluded that the General…

Colorado v. Funez-Paiagua  
Date: May 21, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 37
Docket Number: 11SA368

Justia Opinion Summary: The State filed an interlocutory appeal of a trial court's suppression of evidence obtained following an investigatory stop of Defendant Adolph Funez-Paiagua. Defendant was standing on the property of a closed auto-body…

Thorsteinson v. Simpson  
Date: May 14, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 35
Docket Number: 11SA136

Justia Opinion Summary: The two appeals consolidated for resolution in this case both arose from an attempt by John C. Harrison, acting as personal representative for the estate of Nolan G. Thorsteinson and trustee of The Margie (Dotts) M.…

In re Associated Gov’ts of Nw. Colo. v. Colo. Pub. Utils.  
Date: May 14, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 28
Docket Number: 11SA224

Justia Opinion Summary: Respondent Colorado Public Utilities Commission challenged the subject matter jurisdiction of the district court of Routt County to consider changing the venue in regard to a petition for judicial review, arguing that…

Colorado v. Angel  
Date: May 14, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 34
Docket Number: 12SA24

Justia Opinion Summary: In its order, the trial court in this case ruled that the prosecutorial work product doctrine under Crim. P. 16(I)(e)(1) was limited to work product prepared in anticipation of the case before the court, and did not…

Sunahara v. State Farm  
Date: April 30, 2012
Citations: 2012 CO 30, 2012 CO 30 M, 2012 CO 30M
Docket Number: 10SC409

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reviewed an unpublished appeallate court decision to determine whether: the court of appeals erred under Colorado's collateral source doctrine when it admitted evidence of the amounts paid by Respondent…

Wal-Mart v. Crossgrove  
Date: April 30, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 31
Docket Number: 10SC516

Justia Opinion Summary: An overhead garage door struck Respondent Larry Crossgrove in the head while he made a delivery to a Wal-Mart store in Trinidad. Respondent required medical treatment for injuries suffered in the accident. His healthcare…

Ofc. of Consumer Counsel v. Pub. Utils. Comm'n  
Date: April 30, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 33
Docket Number: 11SA115

Justia Opinion Summary: Qwest Corporation and the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) appealed a district court's judgment in favor of the Colorado Office of Consumer Counsel (OCC) that reversed the PUC's decision setting the maximum…

In re Smith v. Jeppsen  
Date: April 30, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 32
Docket Number: 11SA51

Justia Opinion Summary: This case arose from the negligence action Plaintiff Donald Smith filed against Defendant Michael Jeppsen after the parties were involved in a car accident. Plaintiff sought to recover, among other things, the cost of…

In re Associated Gov’ts of Nw. Colo. v. Colo. Pub. Utils.  
Date: April 23, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 28
Docket Number: 11SA224

Justia Opinion Summary: Respondent Colorado Public Utilities Commission challenged the subject matter jurisdiction of the district court of Routt County to consider changing the venue in regard to a petition for judicial review, arguing that…

Willhite v. Rodriguez-Cera  
Date: April 23, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 29
Docket Number: 11SA250

Justia Opinion Summary: In an original proceeding, the Supreme Court reviewed a trial court's order that quashed service on Defendant Paulo Rodriguez-Cera. Defendant resided in Mexico but was served by substituted service in Colorado. After…

Hassler v. Account Brokers of Larimer County, Inc.  
Date: April 16, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 24
Docket Number: 09SC519

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reviewed a district court order that upheld a county court's decision that a six-year stattue of limitations did not bar Respondent Account Brokers of Larimer County, Inc.'s claim against Pettiioner…

Reynolds v. Cotten  
Date: April 16, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 27
Docket Number: 10SA393

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Jesse Reynolds and the owners of several other ditches that divert water from La Jara Creek appealed an order of the Water Court that denied their claim for declaratory relief. Plaintiffs sought a declaration…

In the Matter of the Ballot Title & Submission Clause for 2011-2012 No. 45  
Date: April 16, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 26
Docket Number: 12SA22

Justia Opinion Summary: In an original proceeding, the Supreme Court reviewed the Ballot Title Setting Board's findings that proposed Initiative 2011-2012 No. 45, its title, and its ballot title and submission clause contained a single subject.…

In the Matter of the Ballot Title & Submission Clause for 2011-2012 No. 3  
Date: April 16, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 25
Docket Number: 12SA8

Justia Opinion Summary: In an original proceeding, the Supreme Court reviewed the Ballot Title Setting Board's findings that proposed Initiative 2011-2012 No. 3, its title, and its ballot title and submission clause contained a single subject.…

Town of Minturn v. Sensible Housing Co., Inc.  
Date: April 9, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 23
Docket Number: 10SC670

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2008, the Town of Minturn enacted annexation ordinances for nine parcels of property in response to annexation petitions filed in 2005, which claimed that Ginn (petitioner in this action) was the 100% owner of the…

Colorado v. Laeke  
Date: March 26, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 13 M
Docket Number: 10SC151

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reviewed the court of appeals' opinion in "People v. Laeke" (08CA79 (Colo. App. Feb. 4, 2010)). The court held that when the prosecution has conceded that defendant was insane at the time of the…

Colorado v. Esparza  
Date: March 26, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 22
Docket Number: 11SA234

Justia Opinion Summary: The State brought an interlocutory appeal to challenge the district court's suppression of contraband seized from the defendant's vehicle on two separate occasions. In each case, after the defendant was arrested for…

In re Colorado v. Wilburn  
Date: March 26, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 21
Docket Number: 11SA331

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Tyler Wilburn announced his intent to introduce expert testimony of a learning disability to challenge whether he "knowingly" violated his bail bond condition, a mistake-of-fact defense (he missed his court…

Air Wisconsin Airlines Corp. v. Hoeper  
Date: March 19, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 19
Docket Number: 09SC1050

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Air Wisconsin Airlines Corporation employed Respondent William Hoeper as a pilot. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) issued Respondent a firearm under the federal statute that authorizes the TSA…

In re People v. Salazar  
Date: March 19, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 20
Docket Number: 11SA305

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case alleging sexual assault on a child, Defendant Yrineo Salazar sought to introduce evidence of an alternate suspect (the child's grandfather). Defendant asserted the alternate suspect had sexually assaulted…

Richard Allen Scoggins v. The People of the State of Colorado.
Date: March 5, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 16
Docket Number: 10SC15
Regents of the University of Colorado v. Students for Concealed Carry on Campus  
Date: March 5, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 17
Docket Number: 10SC344

Justia Opinion Summary: The Students for Concealed Carry on Campus, LLC, with Martha Altman, Eric Mote, and John Davis (collectively, Students), filed a complaint against the University of Colorado's Board of Regents alleging that the Board's…

O’Hara v. Colorado  
Date: March 5, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 18
Docket Number: 10SC386

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-Petitioner Thomas Lynn O'Hara, III was convicted of distribution of a schedule II controlled substance, adjudicated a habitual criminal, and sentenced to ninety-six years in the Department of Corrections. …

Laeke v. Colorado  
Date: February 27, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 13 M
Docket Number: 10SC151

Justia Opinion Summary: Respondent Abel Laeke was charged with one count of criminal attempt to commit unlawful sexual contact and one count of indecent exposure as a result of events that the State alleged occurred while he was a patient at…

Colorado Div. of Employment & Training v. Accord Human Resources, Inc  
Date: February 27, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 15
Docket Number: 10SC419

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Accord Human Resources, Inc. (Accord) is a professional employer organization that transacts business in Colorado along with four related entities. In 2004, Accord transferred a portion of its Colorado…

Hall v. Moreno  
Date: February 27, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 14
Docket Number: 11SC842

Justia Opinion Summary: "Judicial redistricting is a truly 'unwelcome obligation.'" This case involved the redistricting of Colorado's congressional districts following the results of the 2010 census. The Supreme Court held that the district…

Colorado Ethics Watch v. Senate Majority Fund, LLC  
Date: February 21, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 12
Docket Number: 10SC276

Justia Opinion Summary: During the November 2008 election season, parties Senate Majority Fund, LLC (SMF) and Colorado Leadership Fund (CLF) were registered with the I.R.S. as so-called "527" tax-exempt political organizations. In the run-up to…

M.T. v. Colorado  
Date: February 13, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 11
Docket Number: 10SC254

Justia Opinion Summary: M.T. was charged in 2004 with sexual assault on a child. He pled guilty under terms of a deferred judgment to attempted sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust. Four years later, M.T. successfully…

Montez v. Colorado  
Date: February 13, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 6
Docket Number: 10SC294

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case, the Colorado Supreme Court held that the General Assembly had not classified firearms as per se deadly weapons for the purposes of the first degree burglary statute. The legislature did not intend theft of…

O’Shaughnessy v. Colorado  
Date: February 13, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 9
Docket Number: 10SC350

Justia Opinion Summary: Geri David was attacked in the parking lot of a grocery store in 2004 by a man she later identified as Defendant Michael O'Shaughnessy. She was approached from behind by Defendant who was brandishing a six-inch hunting…

Lucero v. Colorado  
Date: February 13, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 7
Docket Number: 10SC72

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Joseph Lucero was convicted of crimes connected to several break-ins in August and September 2000, including three counts of theft and one count of first degree burglary. In review of this case, the Supreme…

Colorado v. Revoal  
Date: February 13, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 8
Docket Number: 11SA280

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Anthony Revoal was charged with one count of possession with intent to manufacture or distribute marijuana in an amount less than five pounds after an investigatory stop and "Terry" frisk revealed marijuana and…

Vinton v. Virzi  
Date: February 13, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 10
Docket Number: 11SA77

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Amanda Vinton, Esq. sought relief from orders of the probate court that permitted Respondent Sharon Virzi to amend her challenge to a trust administration by adding a claim of fraud against Vinton, the…

Colorado Mills, LLC v. SunOpta Grains and Foods Inc.  
Date: February 6, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 4
Docket Number: 11SA82

Justia Opinion Summary: In an arbitration proceeding between Respondent SunOpta Grains and Foods Inc. (SunOpta) and Colorado Mills, LLC, an arbitrator, at SunOpta's request, issued subpoenas to petitioners SK Food International and Adams…

Colorado v. S.X.G.  
Date: February 6, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 5
Docket Number: 11SA98

Justia Opinion Summary: In this juvenile delinquency case, the prosecution filed an interlocutory appeal seeking the Supreme Court's review of a magistrate's order suppressing certain statements made by the juvenile during a police…

In re Marriage of Brandt  
Date: January 23, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 3
Docket Number: 11SA248

Justia Opinion Summary: Acting on a petition filed by the child's father, the Arapahoe County District Court assumed jurisdiction to modify a Maryland child custody order on the grounds that neither the child nor the child's parents "currently…

Mumford v. Colorado  
Date: January 17, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 2
Docket Number: 10SC295

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Andrew Mumford challenged his conviction for possession of one gram or less of cocaine, arguing, among other things, that an incriminating statement he made to a law enforcement officer should have been…

Colorado v. Strimple  
Date: January 17, 2012
Citation: 2012 CO 1
Docket Number: 11SA217

Justia Opinion Summary: The State charged Defendant Christopher Strimple with possession of an explosive or incendiary device and other crimes after a police search of the home he shared with his common law wife. Police responded to the home…

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