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Colorado Supreme Court Opinions || May 21, 2012

Colorado Supreme Court -- May 21, 2012
Announcement Sheet

OPINIONS

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


2012 CO 36


Supreme Court Case No. 09SC966
Certiorari to the Colorado Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Case No. 08CA1249


Petitioners:
Ivar E. Larson, Donna M. Larson, Lauren Sandberg and Kay F. Sandberg,
v.
Respondent:

Sinclair Transportation Company, d/b/a Sinclair Pipeline Company, a
Wyoming corporation.


Judgment Reversed
en banc

JUSTICE RICE delivered the Opinion of the Court.
JUSTICE HOBBS dissents, and CHIEF JUSTICE BENDER joins in the dissent.
JUSTICE EID dissents.


 

 

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


2012 CO 37


Supreme Court Case No. 11SA368

Interlocutory Appeal from the District Court
District Court, City and County of Denver, Case No. 11CR2361
Honorable Christina M. Habas, Judge


Plaintiff-Appellant:
The People of the State of Colorado,
v.
Defendant-Appellee:
Adolph E. Funez-Paiagua.


Order Reversed
en banc

JUSTICE RICEdelivered the Opinion of the Court.
CHIEF JUSTICE BENDER dissents, and JUSTICE MÁRQUEZ joins in the dissent.


PETITIONS FOR REHEARING
NONE


PETITIONS FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI

No. 11SC649
Court of Appeals Case No. 09CA2019

Petitioner:

Tyler Lucas Howell,

v.

Respondent:

The People of the State of Colorado.

Petition for Writ of Certiorari DENIED. EN BANC.


No. 11SC801

Court of Appeals Case No. 09CA2362

Petitioner:

The People of the State of Colorado,

v.

Respondent:

Michael Lee Jones.

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

Whether prior act evidence was admissible for purposes which did not require that the acts be admitted pursuant to the doctrine of chances or be highly similar to the charged conduct.

Whether the court of appeals erred in its application of the doctrine of chances, and in its determination that the trial court abused its discretion and that any error was not harmless.


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 They may be modified, changed or withdrawn in accordance with Rules 40 and 49 of the Colorado Appellate Rules.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 || May 21, 2012

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