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Colorado Supreme Court Opinions || October 15, 2002

Colorado Supreme Court -- October 15, 2002
Announcement Sheet

 

OPINIONS

SUPREME COURT, STATE OF COLORADO
Two East 14th Avenue
Denver, Colorado 80203

Certiorari to the Colorado Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Case No. 99CA164

Case No. 01SC440

 

 

 

 

Petitioner:

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF COLORADO,

v.

Respondent:

ARMANDO BAILON RAMIREZ.

 

JUDGMENT REVERSED AND CASE REMANDED WITH DIRECTIONS
EN BANC

JUSTICE KOURLIS delivered the Opinion of the Court.

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SUPREME COURT, STATE OF COLORADO
Two East 14th Avenue
Denver, Colorado 80203 

Original Proceeding Pursuant to C.A.R. 21
District Court, City and
County of Denver
Case No. 01CV1048
Honorable Frank Martinez, Judge

Case No. 02SA158

 

 

 

In Re

Plaintiff:

OREN L. BENTON, as trustee for June Adams Q-Tip Trust,

 v.

Defendant/Third Party Plaintiff:

JOHN R. ADAMS

and

Third Party Defendant:

OREN L. BENTON.

 RULE MADE ABSOLUTE
EN BANC

JUSTICE HOBBS delivered the Opinion of the Court.

 

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SUPREME COURT, STATE OF COLORADO
Two East 14th Avenue
Denver, Colorado 80203 

Certiorari to the Colorado Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Case No. 99CA896

Case No. 01SC291

 

 

Petitioner: 

TIMOTHY MASTERS,

v. 

Respondent:

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF COLORADO.

 

JUDGMENT AFFIRMED
EN BANC

JUSTICE RICE delivered the Opinion of the Court.
JUSTICE BENDER dissents, and CHIEF JUSTICE MULLARKEY and
JUSTICE MARTINEZ join in the dissent.

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SUPREME COURT, STATE OF COLORADO
Two East 14th Avenue
Denver, Colorado 80203 

Original Proceeding in Discipline
Appeal from the Hearing Board, Case No. 01PDJ033

Case No. 01SA361

 

 

 

IN THE MATTER OF ATTORNEY D,             Attorney-Respondent.

 

 

RULE MADE ABSOLUTE AND CASE REMANDED
EN BANC

JUSTICE COATS delivered the Opinion of the Court.

 

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PETITIONS FOR REHEARING

 

SUPREME COURT, STATE OF COLORADO
Two East 14th Avenue
Denver, Colorado 80203 

Certiorari to the Colorado Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Case No. 98CA838

Case No. 00SC672

 

 

 

Petitioner/Cross-Respondent:

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF COLORADO,

v.

 

Respondent/Cross-Petitioner:

WAYNE ROBERT STEWART.

 

Petition modified, and as modified, Petition for Rehearing DENIED.  En Banc.

 

 

  PETITIONS FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI

 

No. 01SC741

Court of Appeals Case No. 99CA1871

 

ERIK BRENDAN JENSEN,                     Petitioner/Cross-Respondent,

v.

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF COLORADO,     Respondent/Cross-Petitioner.

 

Petition and Cross-Petition for Writ of Certiorari DENIED.  EN BANC.

 

CHIEF JUSTICE MULLARKEY and JUSTICE BENDER would grant as to the following issue:

 

Whether Payne v. Tennessee, 501 U.S. 808, 111 S. Ct. 2597, 115 L.Ed.2d 720 (1991), overrides CRE 404(a)’s proscription against introducing irrelevant evidence of the victim’s good character in a non-capital homicide case.

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No. 02SC190

Court of Appeals Case No. 00CA114 (12/20/01)

 

STEPHEN GRACE,                           Petitioner/Cross-Respondent,

     v.

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF COLORADO,     Respondent/Cross-Petitioner.

 

Petition and Cross-Petition for Writ of Certiorari DENIED.  EN BANC.

JUSTICE COATS does not participate.

 

JUSTICE KOURLIS would grant as to the following issue:

 

Whether the court of appeals erred in concluding that a defendant has a constitutional due process right to be present in person when the trial court and counsel respond to notes concerning questions of law from a jury during deliberations.

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No. 02SC199

Court of Appeals Case No. 99CA2431 (12/06/01)

 

JOSHUA C. LAWRENCE,                                       Petitioner,

     v.

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF COLORADO,                      Respondent.

 

Petition for Writ of Certiorari DENIED.  EN BANC.

JUSTICE KOURLIS does not participate.

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No. 02SC232

Court of Appeals Case No. 01CA698 (2/28/02)

 

CITY OF ENGLEWOOD, a home rule city and a

Colorado municipal corporation,                           Petitioner,

     v.

DENVER WASTE TRANSFER, LLC,                               Respondent.

 

Petition for Writ of Certiorari DENIED.  EN BANC.

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No. 02SC288

Court of Appeals Case No. 99CA2236 (3/21/02)

 

JAMES HERNANDEZ,                                          Petitioner,

     v.

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF COLORADO,                      Respondent.

 

Petition for Writ of Certiorari DENIED.  EN BANC.

JUSTICE COATS does not participate.

 

JUSTICE BENDER would grant as to the following issue:

 

Whether the trial court reversibly erred by admitting a detective’s videotaped interrogation of the defendant, over defense objections, because the videotape contained inadmissible and prejudicial statements by the detective vouching for the credibility of the alleged victim and against the credibility of defendant.

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No. 02SC297

Court of Appeals Case No. 00CA728 (2/21/02)

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF COLORADO,                      Petitioner,

     v.

RUSSELL HATTON,                                           Respondent.

 

Petition for Writ of Certiorari DENIED.  EN BANC.

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No. 02SC304

Court of Appeals Case No. 00CA400 (2/28/02)

 

RODNEY E. PIKE and RITA J. PIKE,                         Petitioners,

v.

AMERICAN STATES PREFERRED INSURANCE

CO.,                                                      Respondent.

 

Petition for Writ of Certiorari DENIED.  EN BANC.

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No. 02SC307

Court of Appeals Case No. 99CA1507 (2/14/02)

 

GERALD HAYWARD,                                           Petitioner,

     v.

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF COLORADO,                      Respondent.

 

Petition for Writ of Certiorari DENIED.  EN BANC.

JUSTICE COATS does not participate.

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Nos. 02SC316 & 02SC317

Court of Appeals Case Nos. 00CA1892 & 00CA2373 (3/28/02)

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF COLORADO,                      Petitioner,

 

In the Interest of: 

J.R.T. and J. A.,                                     Minor Children,

     v.

JASON MARTINEZ,                                           Respondent.

 

Petitions for Writ of Certiorari GRANTED.  EN BANC.

 

SUMMARY OF ISSUES:

 

Whether “voluntarily underemployed” within the meaning of section 14‑10‑110 (7)(b)(I), C.R.S., hinges on whether a parent intentionally chooses to get fired from a job in an effort to reduce his or her income for child support obligation, or whether it hinges on the reduction of available income for child support as a foreseeable consequence of a parent’s misconduct.

Whether a parent is underemployed voluntarily if after he is fired for cause from more than one job, he relocates immediately to another city where he is paid much less than at the positions from which he was fired.

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No. 02SC327

Court of Appeals Case No. 00CA1398 (2/28/02)

 

KATHRYN SANDOVAL (WARREN),                         Petitioner,

     v.

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF COLORADO,               Respondent.

 

Petition for Writ of Certiorari DENIED.  EN BANC.

 

JUSTICE MARTINEZ and JUSTICE BENDER would grant as to the following issue:

 

Whether the other bad acts evidence met the requirements of People v. Spoto, 795 P.2d 1314 (Colo. 1990), and People v. Garner, 806 P.2d 366 (Colo. 1991).

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No. 02SC354

Court of Appeals Case No. 00CA1578 (4/18/02)

 

WILLIAM GARCIA,                                           Petitioner,

     v.

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF COLORADO,                      Respondent.

 

Petition for Writ of Certiorari DENIED.  EN BANC.

JUSTICE RICE and JUSTICE COATS do not participate.

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No. 02SC451

Court of Appeals Case No. 01CA762 (5/23/02)

 

CITY AND COUNTY OF DENVER, a Colorado

municipal corporation, and its DEPARTMENT

OF ZONING ADMINISTRATION; BRIAN VOLKMAN;

and AGR, LLC,                                            Petitioners,

     v.

THE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT FOR THE

CITY AND COUNTY OF DENVER

and DAVID P. SPENCER,                                    Respondents.

 

Petition for Writ of Certiorari DENIED.  EN BANC.

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No. 02SC494

Court of Appeals Case Nos. 01CA9 & 01CA10 (5/2/02)

 

D.J.M.,                                                   Petitioner,

     v.

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF COLORADO,                      Respondent,

 

In the Interest of:

A.M.G.M.; V.C.M.; J.A.M.; and S.M.M.,                 Minor Children.

 

Petition for Writ of Certiorari DENIED.  EN BANC.

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No. 02SC541

Court of Appeals Case No. 01CA1569 (7/18/02)

 

T.L. & L.C.A.,                                           Petitioners,

     v.

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF COLORADO,                      Respondent,

 

In the Interest of:

T.L.L.; I.A.L.; T.A.L.; and L.A.A.,                   Minor Children.

 

Petition for Writ of Certiorari DENIED.  EN BANC.

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No. 02SC571

Court of Appeals Case No. 01CA1593 (7/18/02)

 

E.R.S.,                                                   Petitioner,

     v.

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF COLORADO,                      Respondent,

 

In the Interest of A.D.C.,                               Minor Child.

 

Petition for Writ of Certiorari DENIED.  EN BANC.

 

These opinions are not final. They may be modified, changed or withdrawn in accordance with Rules 40 and 49 of the Colorado Appellate Rules. Changes to or modifications of these opinions resulting from any action taken by the Court of Appeals or the Supreme Court are not incorporated here.

Colorado Supreme Court Opinions || October 15, 2002

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