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U.S. SC declines to hear former professor's appeal

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Apr 8, 2013

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal by a former University of Colorado professor seeking to get his job back.

Colo. SC upholds ruling in favor of automobile insurer

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Mar 20, 2013

DENVER (Legal Newsline) -- The Colorado Supreme Court this month ruled in favor of automobile insurer State Farm, affirming that underinsured motorists claims against the company are barred by statute of limitations.

Immigrant wants to appeal guilty plea after learning of deportation consequences

By Nathan Bass | Dec 31, 2012

DENVER (Legal Newsline) - A legal permanent resident living in Colorado may not seek post-conviction review of his guilty plea for felony possession with intent to distribute marijuana, but he can seek to withdraw the guilty plea through another legal procedure.

Colo. SC: Former professor not entitled to reinstatement

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Sep 13, 2012

Bender DENVER (Legal Newsline) - The Colorado Supreme Court this week rejected an appeal by a former University of Colorado professor seeking to get his job back.

Colo. SC: Disgorgement not an available remedy under state law

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Jun 5, 2012

Eid DENVER (Legal Newsline) - The Colorado Supreme Court last week ruled that when a public entity purchases unlawful securities under a section of state law, disgorgement is not an available remedy against the seller.

Colo. SC approves service to defendant in Mexico

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Apr 26, 2012

Boatright DENVER (Legal Newsline) - Earlier this week, the Colorado Supreme Court reversed a trial court's order quashing substituted service on a defendant in a personal injury case who fled to Mexico.

Colo. SC: Suit over Clean Air Clean Jobs Act plan can move forward

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Apr 24, 2012

Hobbs DENVER (Legal Newsline) - The Colorado Supreme Court has ruled that a lawsuit over the state's Clean Air Clean Jobs Act plan can proceed.

Colo. SC: Company cannot sue man for balance of loan

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Apr 19, 2012

Bender DENVER (Legal Newsline) - The Colorado Supreme Court ruled earlier this week that a company cannot sue a man for the balance of a car loan on which he defaulted.

Colo. SC rules against airline in pilot's defamation suit

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Mar 27, 2012

Rice DENVER (Legal Newsline) - The Colorado Supreme Court last week ruled that a commercial airline is not entitled to immunity in a defamation lawsuit brought against it by one of its pilots.

Colo. SC upholds 'magic words' test

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Feb 27, 2012

Bender DENVER (Legal Newsline) - The Colorado Supreme Court last week ruled that state law permits some political groups to spend unlimited funds in support of state candidates -- as long as they avoid certain "magic words."

Colo. SC says courts can't enforce out-of-state subpoenas

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Feb 15, 2012

Eid DENVER (Legal Newsline) - The Colorado Supreme Court has vacated an order by a lower court to enforce a civil subpoena that was issued by an arbitrator against an out-of-state non-party.

Colo. SC reverses ruling on exemplary damages

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Dec 14, 2011

Coats DENVER (Legal Newsline) - The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday reversed a ruling by the state Court of Appeals affirming a lower court's reduction of exemplary damages in a woman's defamation lawsuit.

Colo. SC OKs legislative redistricting plan

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Dec 13, 2011

DENVER (Legal Newsline) - The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday approved new legislative redistricting maps that favor state Democrats.

Colo. SC rules for woman in $10M case against Wal-Mart

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Nov 9, 2011

Rice DENVER (Legal Newsline) - The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday ruled that a commercial truck driver can collect nearly $10 million from Wal-Mart for her injuries following a fall in a Greeley store's receiving area.

Bar can be sued for stabbing

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Jun 9, 2011

Martinez DENVER (Legal Newsline) - The Colorado Supreme Court said in a ruling Monday that it is not necessary or appropriate to consider whether an injury was a "foreseeable consequence" of the sale or service of alcohol.

Colo. SC upholds $18M Qwest verdict

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Jun 1, 2011

Martinez DENVER (Legal Newsline) -- The Colorado Supreme Court has upheld a jury award of $18 million in exemplary damages against Qwest Services Corp. for its "willful and wanton" failure to implement a periodic pole inspection program.

Contractor not subject to liability cap, Colo. SC rules

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Mar 3, 2011

Rice DENVER (Legal Newsline) - The Colorado Supreme Court has ruled that a bus driver was not a public employee entitled to immunity under the state's Governmental Immunity Act and that his employer also wasn't entitled to it.

Work of AGs, supreme courts explored in 'hellhole' report

By John O'Brien | Dec 14, 2010

McCollum WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - As usual, state attorneys general and state supreme courts received a share of the attention in the American Tort Reform Association's annual Judicial Hellholes report.

Colo. SC affirms defense fees ruling in class action

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Sep 16, 2010

Mullarkey DENVER (Legal Newsline) - The Colorado Supreme Court has affirmed an appeals court ruling on attorney fees in a case involving a class action lawsuit brought against the city and county of Denver.

Colorado's Amendment 54 declared unconstitutional

By Kathy Woods | Feb 23, 2010

Nancy Rice DENVER (Legal Newsline)-The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday declared the state's landmark Amendment 54 unconstitutional because it violated free speech rights.

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