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Colorado Supreme Court Opinions || December 19, 2011

Colorado Supreme Court -- December 19, 2011
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OPINIONS

SUPREME COURT, STATE OF COLORADO
101 West Colfax Avenue, Suite 800
Denver, Colorado 80202

Certiorari to the Colorado Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Case No. 09CA1130

Case No. 10SC703

Petitioner:

Elizabeth Condo,

v.

Respondents:

Thomas J. Conners, George Roberts, and Wendell Porterfield.

JUDGMENT AFFIRMED
EN BANC

CHIEF JUSTICE BENDER delivered the Opinion of the Court.
JUSTICE EID concurs in the judgment, and JUSTICE COATS joins in the concurrence.


SUPREME COURT, STATE OF COLORADO
101 West Colfax Avenue, Suite 800
Denver, Colorado 80202

Appeal from the District Court
Water Division 3, Case No. 07CW52
Alamosa County District Court, Case No. 06CV64
Honorable O. John Kuenhold, Judge

Case No. 10SA224

Concerning the Office of the State Engineer's Approval of the Plan of Water Management for Special Improvement District No. 1 of the Rio Grande Water Conservation District.

Appellants:

San Antonio, Los Pinos and Conejos River Acequia Preservation Association; Save Our Senior Water Rights, LLC.; Richard H. Ramstetter; and Peter D. Atkins;

v.

Appellees:

Special Improvement District No. 1 of the Rio Grande Water Conservation District; Rio Grande Water Conservation District; Dick Wolfe, State Engineer; Rio Grande Water Users Association; Conejos Water Conservancy District; Farming Technology Corporation; Mountain Coast Enterprises, LLC; Ernest M. Myers; Virginia K. Myers; Nevitt Farms; Sam Investments, Inc.; Skyview Cooling Company, Inc.; Wijaya Colorado, LLC; Edward L. Harmon; Sharilyn R. Harmon; Cristi Lewis; David W. Bradley; Costilla Ditch Company; Perry Alspaugh; Martin Shellabarger; Kelly Sowards; Robert Adkins; Mario Bassi; Obbie Dickey; V. W. Ellithorpe; Kari King; Laurie S. Lovato; Timothy N. Lovato; Laurie McClung; Ed Nielson; Janis N. Slade; Norman W. Slade; and C. R. Tomlin;

and

Appellee Pursuant to C.A.R. 1(e):

Craig Cotten, Division Engineer, Water Division 3.

*  *  *  *  *

Petitioners-Appellees:

Rio Grande Water Conservation District; Craig Cotten, in his capacity as Division Engineer for Water Division 3; Farming Technology Corporation; Mountain Coast Enterprises, LLC; Virginia Myers; Sam Investments, Inc.; Skyview Cooling Company, Inc.; Wijaya Colorado, LLC; Edward Harmon; Sherilyn Harmon; Jason Benton; Richard Benton; Clayton Corzine; Thomas Corzine; Roy McConnel; Off Ranches, Inc.; Frederick Paulson, II; Frederick Paulson, V; V. W. Ellithorpe; Norman Slade; and Nevitt Farms;

v.

Appellants:

San Antonio; Los Pinos and Conejos River Acequia Preservation Association; Save our Senior Water Rights, LLC; Richard Ramstetter; and Peter Atkins.

JUDGMENT AFFIRMED
EN BANC

JUSTICE HOBBS delivered the Opinion of the Court.

SUPREME COURT, STATE OF COLORADO
101 West Colfax Avenue, Suite 800
Denver, Colorado 80202

Certiorari to the Colorado Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Case No. 08CA157

Case No. 09SC1054

Petitioner:

Anthony Douglas Riley,

v.

Respondent:

The People of the State of Colorado.

JUDGMENT AFFIRMED
EN BANC

JUSTICE RICE delivered the Opinion of the Court.
JUSTICE COATS concurs in the judgment only.
CHIEF JUSTICE BENDER dissents, and JUSTICE MÁRQUEZ joins in the dissent.


SUPREME COURT, STATE OF COLORADO
101 West Colfax Avenue, Suite 800
Denver, Colorado 80202

Certiorari to the Colorado Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Case No.  06CA2229

Certiorari to the Colorado Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Case No.   06CA1853

Case No. 09SC665

Case No. 09SC1043 

Case No.  09SC665

Petitioner:

The People of the State of Colorado,

v.

Respondent:

David Kenneth Simon.

JUDGMENT REVERSED AND CASE REMANDED
EN BANC
*    *    *    *   *

Case No.   09SC1043

Petitioner:

Thomas Dean Tillery,

v.

Respondent:

The People of the State of Colorado.

JUDGMENT AFFIRMED
EN BANC

JUSTICE MÁRQUEZ delivered the Opinion of the Court.

PETITIONS FOR REHEARING

NONE


PETITIONS FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI

No. 11SC169

Court of Appeals Case No. 09CA1985

Petitioner:

Jack J. Grynberg,

v.

Respondents:

L&R Exploration Venture; Ann L. Bronfman; Judith L. Chiara; Peter Dixon, as Executor of the estate of W. Palmer Dixon; Margaret L. Kempner; Thomas L. Kempner; Jerome A. Manning and John A. Levin, Trustees of the Carl M. Loeb Trust F/B/O Ann L. Bronfman; Jerome A. Manning and John A. Levin, Trustees of the Carl M. Loeb Trust F/B/O Judith L. Chiara; Jerome A. Manning and John A. Levin, Trustees of the Carl M. Loeb Trust F/B/O Deborah L. Brice; Jerome A. Manning and John A. Levin, Trustees under the will of Frances L. Loeb F/B/O John L. Loeb, Jr.; Estate of Henry A. Loeb; John L. Loeb, Jr.; Trop, Inc., formerly known as Marshall Petroleum; Larry C. Serr, as Trustee of the Robineau Trusts; John S. Rodgers; Columbia University Trust Administration, as Executor of the Estate of Daniel Silberberg; John Rodgers and Mal L. Barasch, as Trustees of the Audrey Holly Trust; John Rodgers, John L. Loeb, Jr. and Mal L. Barasch as Trustees of the Virginia Bloomgarden Trust; M.M. Wellman, as Trustee of the Mark J. Millard Trust; and Frederick Lubcher and Ann B. Lesk, as Trustees of the Diana von Mueffling Trust, Charles von Mueffling Trust and William von Mueffling Trust.

Petition for Writ of Certiorari DENIED. EN BANC.


No. 11SC361

Court of Appeals Case No. 08CA1519

Petitioner:

Tracy Leon Bell,

v.

Respondent:

The People of the State of Colorado.

Petition for Writ of Certiorari DENIED. EN BANC.



No. 11SC442

Grand County District Court Case No. 10CV163

Petitioner:

John Beckwith,

v.

Respondent:

Town of Grand Lake, Colorado, a Colorado municipal corporation.

Petition for Writ of Certiorari DENIED. EN BANC.


11SC454

Court of Appeals Case No. 10CA592

Petitioners:

JBS Swift & Company and Zurich American Insurance Company,

v.

Respondents:

Jesus Munoz and Industrial Claim Appeals Office.

Petition for Writ of Certiorari DENIED. EN BANC.


No. 11SC482

Court of Appeals Case No. 08CA1833

Petitioner:

Homero Coronado,

v.

Respondent:

The People of the State of Colorado.

Petition for Writ of Certiorari DENIED. EN BANC.


No. 11SC484

Court of Appeals Case No. 08CA856

Petitioner:

Dustin Edward McDaniel,

v.

Respondent:

The People of the State of Colorado.

Petition for Writ of Certiorari DENIED. EN BANC.



No. 11SC491

Court of Appeals Case No. 10CA17

Petitioner:

The People of the State of Colorado,

v.

Respondent:

William Jake Silveira.

Petition for Writ of Certiorari DENIED. EN BANC. JUSTICE EID would grant as to the following issue:

Whether the majority panel of the court of appeals erred in determining that neither an imminent threat, nor the avoidance of an imminent injury as required by the choice-of-evils statute, is necessary to invoke the affirmative defense based on the Colorado Constitution’s right-to-bear-arms clause, in Possession of Weapon by Previous Offender prosecution.


No. 11SC494

Court of Appeals Case No. 10CA1057

Petitioner:

Northstar Project Management, Inc., a Colorado corporation,

v.

Respondent:

DLR Group, Inc., a Colorado corporation.

Petition for Writ of Certiorari GRANTED. EN BANC. Summary of Issue:

Whether the court of appeals erred when it interpreted C.A.R. 10(b) to require that the appellee designate portions of the trial record not designated by the appellant in a sufficiency of the evidence case,

and, as a result of this interpretation, whether the court of appeals erred when it: (1) found that the evidence was insufficient to support the jury’s damages award, and (2) described the ensuing reduction of the plaintiff’s damages in terms of an “award” in favor of the defendant.

DENIED AS TO ALL OTHER ISSUES.



No. 11SC531

Court of Appeals Case No. 09CA971

Petitioner:

Allen Toner,

v.

Respondent:

The People of the State of Colorado.

Petition for Writ of Certiorari DENIED. EN BANC.


No. 11SC796

Court of Appeals Case No. 11CA1052

Petitioner:

R.W.,

v.

Respondent:

The People of the State of Colorado,

In the Interest of D.W., N.W. and A.W., Minor Children.

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 || December 19, 2011

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