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Colorado Supreme Court Opinions || April 23, 2012

Colorado Supreme Court -- April 23, 2012
Announcement Sheet

OPINIONS

Supreme Court of the State of Colorado
101 West Colfax Avenue, Suite 800 • Denver, Colorado 80202


2012 CO 28


Supreme Court Case Nos. 11SA224 & 11SA225
Original Proceeding Pursuant to C.A.R. 21
Routt County District Court Case Nos. 11CV23 & 11CV24
Honorable Shelley A. Hill, Judge


In Re:
Petitioner:

Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado,
v.
Respondents:

Colorado Public Utilities Commission; Joshua Epel, in his official capacity as Chairman
of the Colorado Public Utilities Commission; and James K. Tarpey and Matt Baker, in
their official capacity as members of the Colorado Public Utilities Commission.


Rule Discharged
en banc

JUSTICE HOBBS delivered the Opinion of the Court.
JUSTICE RICE dissents, and CHIEF JUSTICE BENDER joins in the dissent.
JUSTICE MÁRQUEZ does not participate.


Supreme Court of the State of Colorado
101 West Colfax Avenue, Suite 800 • Denver, Colorado 80202


2012 CO 29


Supreme Court Case No. 11SA250
Original Proceeding Pursuant to Rule C.A.R. 21
Adams County District Court Case No. 09CV582
Honorable Katherine R. Delgado, Judge
Honorable Charles S. Crabtree, Judge


In Re:
Plaintiffs:

Linda Willhite and Rex Willhite,
v.
Defendants:
Paulo Rodriguez-Cera and Juan Torres.


Rule Made Absolute
en banc

JUSTICE BOATRIGHT delivered the Opinion of the Court. JUSTICE COATS dissents, and JUSTICE EID joins in the dissent. JUSTICE EID dissents, and JUSTICE COATS joins in the dissent.


PETITIONS FOR REHEARING

Supreme Court of the State of Colorado
101 West Colfax Avenue, Suite 800 • Denver, Colorado 80202


2012 CO 19


Supreme Court Case No. 09SC1050
Certiorari to the Colorado Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Case No. 08CA1358


Petitioner:
Air Wisconsin Airlines Corporation, a Delaware corporation,

v.

Respondent:
William L. Hoeper.


Petition for Rehearing DENIED. EN BANC.

JUSTICE COATS, JUSTICE EID and JUSTICE BOATRIGHT would grant the Petition.



PETITIONS FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI

No. 11SC441

Court of Appeals Case No. 06CA1751

Petitioner:

The People of the State of Colorado,

v.

Respondent:

Eric Lamont Brown.

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

Whether the court of appeals erred in finding that the trial court abused its discretion by denying the defendant’s motion to continue the jury trial.

Whether the court of appeals erred in finding that the trial court violated the defendant’s Sixth Amendment right to counsel by relying upon only one factor -- the efficient administration of justice -- for its ruling denying the defendant’s motion to continue the jury trial.

Whether the court of appeals erred by not remanding the case to the trial court to allow the prosecution the opportunity to establish facts relevant to the newly imposed requirements.


No. 11SC538

Court of Appeals Case No. 06CA1760

Petitioner:

The People of the State of Colorado,

v.

Respondent:

Jevon Ray Davis.

Petition for Writ of Certiorari DENIED. EN BANC.


No. 11SC672

Archuleta County District Court Case No. 10CV222

Petitioner:

Michael Blanchard,

v.

Respondent:

The People of the State of Colorado.

Petition for Writ of Certiorari DENIED. EN BANC.


No. 11SC687

Court of Appeals Case No. 09CA976

Petitioner:

Brian Allen Washington,

v.

Respondent:

The People of the State of Colorado.

Petition for Writ of Certiorari DENIED. EN BANC.


No. 11SC730

Court of Appeals Case No. 10CA1455

Petitioners:

Paul Martinez and Evangeline Martinez,

v.

Respondents:

Gobb Heaven, Inc., d/b/a Extreme Pizza, and Peerless Industries, Inc., a Delaware corporation.

Petition for Writ of Certiorari DENIED. EN BANC.


No. 11SC764

Court of Appeals Case No. 10CA1264

Petitioner:

Giel Boles,

v.

Respondent:

The People of the State of Colorado.

Petition for Writ of Certiorari DENIED. EN BANC.


No. 11SC839

Court of Appeals Case No. 10CA1807

Petitioner:

City of Colorado Springs, a Colorado municipal corporation and home rule city,

v.

Respondents:

FirstGroup America, Inc., a Delaware corporation, and First Transit, Inc., a Delaware corporation.

Petition for Writ of Certiorari DENIED. EN BANC.


No. 11SC857

Court of Appeals Case No. 09CA2585

Petitioner:

Julian Melgosa Fernandez,

v.

Respondent:

The People of the State of Colorado.

Petition for Writ of Certiorari DENIED. EN BANC.


No. 12SC75

Court of Appeals Case No. 10CA899

Petitioner:

Ian Michael Ranney,

v.

Respondent:

The People of the State of Colorado.

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 || April 23, 2012

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