Legal Connection Blog Updates http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/?p=37045 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CBACLELegalConnection/~3/K4NS614fRTY/ Legislation business law criminal law education law election law employment law HB 17-1162 HB 17-1201 HB 17-1204 HB 17-1211 HB 17-1214 HB 17-1227 HB 17-1246 HB 17-1248 HB 17-1266 HB 17-1301 HB 17-1354 health law juvenile law legislation marijuana law medical marijuana mental health motor vehicle law notary law real estate law SB 17-129 SB 17-132 SB 17-140 SB 17-193 SB 17-207 SB 17-297 SB 17-305 tax law title insurance trust & estate law trust and estate law water law Bills Closing Torrens Title, Allowing Electronic Preservation of Plats by Clerk & Recorder, Adopting Revised Uniform Notorial Acts Law, and More Signed Although the legislative session is over, the governor continues to sign bills. This week, he signed one bill on Monday, May 15; four bills on Wednesday, May 17; and 13 bills on Thursday, May 18. To date, he has signed 231 bills and vetoed one bill this legislative session. Fri, 19 May 2017 15:20:42 Z http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2017/05/bills-closing-torrens-title-allowing-electronic-preservation-plats-clerk-recorder-adopting-revised-uniform-notorial-acts-law-signed/#respond Susan Hoyt <div class="pf-content"><p>Although the legislative session is over, the governor continues to sign bills. This week, he signed one bill on Monday, May 15; four bills on Wednesday, May 17; and 13 bills on Thursday, May 18. To date, he has signed 231 bills and vetoed one bill this legislative session. The bills signed this week are summarized here.</p> <p><strong>Monday, May 15</strong></p> <ul> <li><strong><a href="http://leg.colorado.gov/bills/hb17-1204" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">HB 17-1204</a>: </strong>&#8220;Concerning Juvenile Delinquency Record Expungement, and, in Connection Therewith, Making an Appropriation,&#8221; by Rep. Pete Lee and Sen. John Cooke. The bill restricts access to juvenile delinquency records by making certain records public only after a court orders that a child be charged as an adult, consistent with recent changes to the direct file statute, and by eliminating the requirement that the prosecuting attorney notify the school principal of minor offenses.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Wednesday, May 17</strong></p> <ul> <li><strong><a href="http://leg.colorado.gov/bills/hb17-1248" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">HB 17-1248</a>: </strong>&#8220;Concerning the Funding of Colorado Water Conservation Board Projects, and, in Connection Therewith, Making Appropriations,&#8221; by Rep. Jeni Arndt and Sens. John Cooke &amp; Jerry Sonnenberg. The bill makes certain appropriations from the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) construction fund to the CWCB or the Division of Water Resources.</li> <li><strong><a href="http://leg.colorado.gov/bills/hb17-1331" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">HB 17-1301</a>: </strong>&#8220;Concerning Protecting Colorado Citizens who are Engaged in an Act that is Protected by the Colorado Constitution from Outside Agencies,&#8221; by Rep. Steve Lebsock and Sen. Tim Neville. The bill prohibits a state agency from aiding or assisting a federal agency or agency of another state in arresting a Colorado citizen for committing an act that is a Colorado constitutional right; or violating a Colorado citizen&#8217;s Colorado constitutional right.</li> <li><strong><a href="http://leg.colorado.gov/bills/sb17-129" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">SB 17-129</a>: </strong>&#8220;Concerning the Electronic Preservation of a Plat Recorded by a County Clerk and Recorder,&#8221; by Sen. Jerry Sonnenberg and Reps. Jon Becker &amp; Jeni Arndt. The bill permits a county clerk and recorder to preserve an original plat in an electronic format. If an electronic filing system is established, then the board of county commissioners is authorized to provide additional funding and space suitable for a county surveyor or any other appropriate local government official to store original mylar, paper, or polyester sheets of subdivision plats and land survey plats.</li> <li><strong><a href="http://leg.colorado.gov/bills/sb17-140" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">SB 17-140</a>: </strong>&#8220;Concerning the Torrens Title Registration System,&#8221; by Sen. Jerry Sonnenberg and Reps. Jon Becker &amp; Jeni Arndt. The bill closes the Torrens title registration system to new applications to register land title in this state, effective January 1, 2018.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Thursday, May 18</strong></p> <ul> <li><strong><a href="http://leg.colorado.gov/bills/hb17-1162" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">HB 17-1162</a>: </strong>&#8220;Concerning Action that can be Taken Against an Individual Based on the Individual&#8217;s Failure to Pay for a Traffic Violation, and, in Connection Therewith, Making an Appropriation,&#8221; by Rep. Matt Gray and Sen. Bob Gardner. The bill decreases the penalty for driving under restraint to a class A traffic infraction if the basis of the restraint is an outstanding judgment.</li> <li><strong><a href="http://leg.colorado.gov/bills/hb17-1201" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">HB 17-1201</a>: </strong>&#8220;Concerning Authorization for Granting a High School Diploma Endorsement in the Combined Disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics,&#8221; by Rep. James Coleman and Sens. Kevin Priola &amp; Rachel Zenzinger. The bill authorizes a school district, board of cooperative services, district charter high school, or institute charter high school to grant a high school diploma endorsement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to students who demonstrate mastery in STEM. To obtain the endorsement, a student must complete the high school graduation requirements at a high level of proficiency, successfully complete 4 STEM courses selected by the local education provider in addition to the high school graduation requirements in these subjects, achieve a minimum score specified in the bill on one of several specified mathematics assessments, and successfully complete a final capstone project.</li> <li><strong><a href="http://leg.colorado.gov/bills/hb17-1211" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">HB 17-1211</a>: </strong>&#8220;Concerning Professional Development for Educators Regarding Disciplinary Strategies for Young Students,&#8221; by Rep. James Coleman and Sen. Kevin Priola. The bill creates the discipline strategies pilot program to provide money to school districts, boards of cooperative services, and charter schools for professional development for educators in the use of culturally responsive methods of student discipline for students enrolled in preschool through third grade and developmentally appropriate responses to the behavioral issues of students enrolled in preschool through third grade.</li> <li><strong><a href="http://leg.colorado.gov/bills/hb17-1214" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">HB 17-1214</a>: </strong>&#8220;Concerning Efforts to Encourage Employee Ownership of the State&#8217;s Existing Small Businesses,&#8221; by Rep. James Coleman and Sen. Jack Tate. The bill requires the Colorado Office of Economic Development to engage the services of a local nonprofit organization that supports and promotes the employee-owned business model to educate the staff at the office on the forms and merits of employee ownership in order for the office to promote employee ownership as part of its small business assistance center.</li> <li><strong><a href="http://leg.colorado.gov/bills/hb17-1227" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">HB 17-1227</a>: </strong>&#8220;Concerning an Extension of Demand-Side Management Goals for Investor-Owned Utilities as Set by the Public Utilities Commission,&#8221; by Reps. Faith Winter &amp; Polly Lawrence and Sens. Stephen Fenberg &amp; Kevin Priola. The bill extends programs establishing electricity goals for investor-owned utilities until 2028.</li> <li><strong><a href="http://leg.colorado.gov/bills/hb17-1246" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">HB 17-1246</a>: </strong>&#8220;Concerning Implementation of the STEMI Task Force Recommendations Relating to Reporting Confirmed Heart Attack Incidents in the State,&#8221; by Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp and Sens. Leroy Garcia &amp; Jack Tate. The bill implements recommendations of the STEMI task force regarding hospital reporting of heart attacks.</li> <li><strong><a href="http://leg.colorado.gov/bills/hb17-1266" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">HB 17-1266</a>: </strong>&#8220;Concerning Allowing Persons who were Convicted of Misdemeanors for Marijuana-Related Behaviors that are No Longer Illegal to Petition for the Sealing of Criminal Records Relating to Such Convictions,&#8221; by Reps. Edie Hooten &amp; Jovan Melton and Sens. Vicki Marble &amp; Stephen Fenberg. The bill allows persons who were convicted of misdemeanors for the use or possession of marijuana to petition for the sealing of criminal records relating to such convictions if their behavior would not have been a criminal offense if the behavior had occurred on or after December 10, 2012.</li> <li><strong><a href="http://leg.colorado.gov/bills/hb17-1354" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">HB 17-1354</a>: </strong>&#8220;Concerning the Collection of Delinquent Taxes on Certain Mobile Homes,&#8221; by Rep. KC Becker and Sens. Kevin Priola &amp; John Kefalas. The bill makes the process to enforce the collection of delinquent taxes on mobile or manufactured homes that are not affixed to the ground permissive, and therefore gives the county treasurer more flexibility to enter into partial payment agreements with the owners of such mobile or manufactured homes. The bill authorizes the county treasurer to declare tax liens on mobile or manufactured homes that are not affixed to the ground as county-held to address title deficiencies in conjunction with the collection of taxes.</li> <li><strong><a href="http://leg.colorado.gov/bills/sb17-132" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">SB 17-132</a>: </strong>&#8220;Concerning Enactment of the &#8216;Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts&#8217; as Amended,&#8221; by Sen. Bob Gardner and Reps. Jovan Melton &amp; Cole Wist. The bill enacts the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts, and creates a working group to study and make recommendations by December 1, 2017, regarding electronic remote notarization. The Secretary of State must promulgate rules regarding electronic remote notarization, after which notaries may perform a notarial act by electronic remote notarization in compliance with the rules.</li> <li><strong><a href="http://leg.colorado.gov/bills/sb17-193" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">SB 17-193</a>: </strong>&#8220;Concerning the Establishment of the &#8216;Center for Research into Substance Use Disorder Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery Support Strategies&#8217; at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and, in Connection Therewith, Making an Appropriation,&#8221; by Sens. Kevin Lundberg &amp; Cheri Jahn and Reps. Bob Rankin &amp; Brittany Pettersen. The bill establishes the Center for Research into Substance Use Disorder Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery Support Strategies at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.</li> <li><strong><a href="http://leg.colorado.gov/bills/sb17-207" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">SB 17-207</a>: </strong>&#8220;Concerning Strengthening Colorado&#8217;s Statewide Response to Behavioral Health Crises, and, in Connection Therewith, Making an Appropriation,&#8221; by Sens. John Cooke &amp; Daniel Kagan and Reps. Lang Sias &amp; Joseph Salazar. The bill clarifies the intent of the General Assembly for establishing a coordinated behavioral health crisis response system. The crisis system is intended to be a comprehensive, appropriate, and preferred response to behavioral health crises in Colorado. By clarifying the role of the crisis system and making necessary enhancements, the bill puts systems in place to help Colorado end the use of jails and correctional facilities as placement options for individuals placed on emergency mental health holds if they have not also been charged with a crime and enhances the ability of emergency departments to serve individuals who are experiencing a behavioral health crisis.</li> <li><strong><a href="http://leg.colorado.gov/bills/sb17-297" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">SB 17-297</a>: </strong>&#8220;Concerning Revising Higher Education Performance Requirements,&#8221; by Sen. Kent Lambert and Rep. Millie Hamner. The bill repeals a performance-based funding plan for institutions of higher education that was included in the master plan for Colorado postsecondary education. The performance-based funding plan was not implemented.</li> <li><strong><a href="http://leg.colorado.gov/bills/sb17-305" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">SB 17-305</a>: </strong>&#8220;Concerning Modifications to Select Statutory Provisions Affecting Primary Elections Enacted by Voters at the 2016 Statewide General Election to Facilitate the Effective Implementation of the State&#8217;s Election Laws, and, in Connection Therewith, Making an Appropriation,&#8221; by Sens. Stephen Fenberg &amp; Kevin Lundberg and Reps. Patrick Neville &amp; Mike Foote. At the 2016 general election, the voters of the state approved 2 initiated measures affecting primary elections: Proposition 107, which restored a presidential primary election, and Proposition 108, which allows participation by unaffiliated voters in primary elections. The bill makes several modifications to some of the statutory provisions that were affected by Propositions 107 and 108 for the purpose of facilitating the effective implementation of the state&#8217;s election laws.</li> </ul> <p>For a complete list of the governor&#8217;s 2017 legislative actions, <a href="https://docs.google.com/document/d/14ZUVTpJP5faqvOjzaVgyWLzf8PQ89AWsDLc8767lDmw/edit" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">click here</a>.</p> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CBACLELegalConnection/~4/K4NS614fRTY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2017/05/bills-closing-torrens-title-allowing-electronic-preservation-plats-clerk-recorder-adopting-revised-uniform-notorial-acts-law-signed/feed/ 0 http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2017/05/bills-closing-torrens-title-allowing-electronic-preservation-plats-clerk-recorder-adopting-revised-uniform-notorial-acts-law-signed/ 2017-05-19 15:20 +00:00 2017-05-19 09:20 -06:00 http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/?p=37039 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CBACLELegalConnection/~3/YKAligQhNzU/ Case Law Colorado Supreme Court constitutional law criminal law dui law Fourth Amendment Colorado Supreme Court: Use of Refusal to Consent as Evidence of Guilt Does Not Violate Fourth Amendment The Colorado Supreme Court issued its opinion in <em>People v. Sewick</em> on Monday, May 15, 2017. Fri, 19 May 2017 15:19:47 Z http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2017/05/colorado-supreme-court-use-refusal-consent-evidence-guilt-not-violate-fourth-amendment/#respond CBA-CLE Staff <div class="pf-content"><p>The Colorado Supreme Court issued its opinion in <em><a href="https://www.courts.state.co.us/userfiles/file/Court_Probation/Supreme_Court/Opinions/2016/16SA171.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">People v. Sewick</a></em> on Monday, May 15, 2017.</p> <blockquote><p><em>Searches and Seizures—Refusal to Submit to Blood-Alcohol Testing—Admission of Refusal Evidence.</em></p> <p>In this interlocutory appeal, the supreme court considered whether the prosecution’s use of a defendant’s refusal to consent to blood-alcohol testing as evidence of guilt at trial for a drunk-driving offense, in accordance with C.R.S. § 42-4-1301(6)(d), violates his Fourth Amendment right to be free from unreasonable searches. Because the court recently held in <em>Fitzgerald v. People</em>, 2017 CO 26, that the use of such refusal evidence does not violate the Fourth Amendment, that holding controls here, and defendant’s challenge to C.R.S. § 42-4-1301(6)(d) fails. The court therefore reversed the trial court’s order.</p></blockquote> <p><em>Summary provided courtesy of </em><a href="http://www.cobar.org/-em-The-Colorado-Lawyer-em" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">The Colorado Lawyer</a>.</p> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CBACLELegalConnection/~4/YKAligQhNzU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2017/05/colorado-supreme-court-use-refusal-consent-evidence-guilt-not-violate-fourth-amendment/feed/ 0 http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2017/05/colorado-supreme-court-use-refusal-consent-evidence-guilt-not-violate-fourth-amendment/ 2017-05-19 15:19 +00:00 2017-05-19 09:19 -06:00 http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/?p=37041 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CBACLELegalConnection/~3/5qKoM9RavHw/ Case Law Colorado Supreme Court constitutional law criminal law dui law evidence Fourth Amendment Colorado Supreme Court: DUI Suspect’s Refusal to Consent to Blood Test May Be Used as Evidence of Guilt The Colorado Supreme Court issued its opinion in <em>People v. Maxwell</em> on Monday, May 15, 2017. Fri, 19 May 2017 15:19:22 Z http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2017/05/colorado-supreme-court-dui-suspects-refusal-consent-blood-test-may-used-evidence-guilt/#respond CBA-CLE Staff <div class="pf-content"><p>The Colorado Supreme Court issued its opinion in <em><a href="https://www.courts.state.co.us/userfiles/file/Court_Probation/Supreme_Court/Opinions/2016/16SA172.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">People v. Maxwell</a> </em>on Monday, May 15, 2017.</p> <blockquote><p><em>Searches and Seizures—Refusal to Submit to Blood-Alcohol Testing—Admission of Refusal Evidence.</em></p> <p>In this interlocutory appeal, the supreme court considered whether the prosecution’s use of a defendant’s refusal to consent to blood-alcohol testing as evidence of guilt at trial for a drunk-driving offense, in accordance with C.R.S. § 42-4-1301(6)(d), violates his Fourth Amendment right to be free from unreasonable searches. Because the court recently held in <em>Fitzgerald v. People</em>, 2017 CO 26, P.3d, that the use of such refusal evidence does not violate the Fourth Amendment, that holding controls here, and defendant’s challenge to C.R.S. § 42-4-1301(6)(d) fails. The court therefore reversed the trial court’s order.</p></blockquote> <p><em>Summary provided courtesy of </em><a href="http://www.cobar.org/-em-The-Colorado-Lawyer-em" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">The Colorado Lawyer</a>.</p> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CBACLELegalConnection/~4/5qKoM9RavHw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2017/05/colorado-supreme-court-dui-suspects-refusal-consent-blood-test-may-used-evidence-guilt/feed/ 0 http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2017/05/colorado-supreme-court-dui-suspects-refusal-consent-blood-test-may-used-evidence-guilt/ 2017-05-19 15:19 +00:00 2017-05-19 09:19 -06:00 http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/?p=37043 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CBACLELegalConnection/~3/CZPbOfmy808/ Case Law Colorado Supreme Court Colorado Supreme Court: Refusal to Consent to Blood Test for DUI May Be Used as Evidence of Guilt The Colorado Supreme Court issued its opinion in <em>People v. Maxwell</em> on Monday, May 15, 2017. Fri, 19 May 2017 15:18:48 Z http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2017/05/colorado-supreme-court-refusal-consent-blood-test-dui-may-used-evidence-guilt/#respond CBA-CLE Staff <div class="pf-content"><p>The Colorado Supreme Court issued its opinion in <em><a href="https://www.courts.state.co.us/userfiles/file/Court_Probation/Supreme_Court/Opinions/2016/16SA194.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">People v. Maxwell</a></em> on Monday, May 15, 2017.</p> <blockquote><p><em>Searches and Seizures—Refusal to Submit to Blood-Alcohol Testing—Admission of Refusal Evidence.</em></p> <p>In this interlocutory appeal, the supreme court considered whether the prosecution’s use of a defendant’s refusal to consent to blood-alcohol testing as evidence of guilt at trial for a drunk-driving offense, in accordance with C.R.S. § 42-4-1301(6)(d), violates his Fourth Amendment right to be free from unreasonable searches. Because the court recently held in <em>Fitzgerald v. People</em>, 2017 CO 26, P.3d, that the use of such refusal evidence does not violate the Fourth Amendment, that holding controls here, and defendant’s challenge to C.R.S. § 42-4-1301(6)(d) fails. The court therefore reversed the trial court’s order.</p></blockquote> <p><em>Summary provided courtesy of </em><a href="http://www.cobar.org/-em-The-Colorado-Lawyer-em" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">The Colorado Lawyer</a>.</p> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CBACLELegalConnection/~4/CZPbOfmy808" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2017/05/colorado-supreme-court-refusal-consent-blood-test-dui-may-used-evidence-guilt/feed/ 0 http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2017/05/colorado-supreme-court-refusal-consent-blood-test-dui-may-used-evidence-guilt/ 2017-05-19 15:18 +00:00 2017-05-19 09:18 -06:00 http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/?p=37037 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CBACLELegalConnection/~3/qWbbYKb2ysg/ Case Law Colorado Court of Appeals Colorado Court of Appeals: Announcement Sheet, 5/18/2017 On Thursday, May 18, 2017, the Colorado Court of Appeals issued 13 published opinions and 34 unpublished opinions. Thu, 18 May 2017 15:59:52 Z http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2017/05/colorado-court-appeals-announcement-sheet-5182017/#respond Susan Hoyt <div class="pf-content"><p>On Thursday, May 18, 2017, the Colorado Court of Appeals issued 13 published opinions and 34 unpublished opinions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/Court_of_Appeals/Opinion/2017/14CA1174-PD.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><em>People v. Gonzales</em></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/Court_of_Appeals/Opinion/2017/14CA1331-PD.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><em>People v. Salas</em></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/Court_of_Appeals/Opinion/2017/15CA1030-PD.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><em>Taylor Morrison of Colorado, Inc. v. Terracon Consultants, Inc.</em></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/Court_of_Appeals/Opinion/2017/15CA1394-PD.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><em>People v. Berry</em></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/Court_of_Appeals/Opinion/2017/16CA0293-PD.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><em>Houston v. Southeast Investments N.C., Inc.</em></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/Court_of_Appeals/Opinion/2017/16CA0822-PD.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><em>American Family Mutual Insurance Co. v. Ashour</em></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/Court_of_Appeals/Opinion/2017/16CA0860-PD.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><em>People in Interest of C.W.B.</em></a></p> <p><em><a href="http://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/Court_of_Appeals/Opinion/2017/16CA0861-PD.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Tallman Gulch Metropolitan District v. Natureview Development, LLC</a></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/Court_of_Appeals/Opinion/2017/16CA0975-PD.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><em>People in Interest of H.K.W.</em></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/Court_of_Appeals/Opinion/2017/16CA1085-PD.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><em>Sanchez v. Industrial Claim Appeals Office</em></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/Court_of_Appeals/Opinion/2017/16CA1096-PD.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><em>Blooming Terrace No. 1, LLC v. KH Blake Street, LLC</em></a></p> <p><em><a href="http://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/Court_of_Appeals/Opinion/2017/16CA1381-PD.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Tyra Summit Condominiums II Association, Inc. v. Clancy</a></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/Court_of_Appeals/Opinion/2017/16CA1388-PD.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><em>Pueblo County, Colorado v. Industrial Claim Appeals Office</em></a></p> <p>Summaries of these cases are forthcoming.</p> <p>Neither State Judicial nor the Colorado Bar Association provides case summaries for unpublished appellate opinions. The case announcement sheet is <a href="https://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/Court_Of_Appeals/Case_Announcements/Files/2017/29E2DA05-18-17%20.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">available here</a>.</p> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CBACLELegalConnection/~4/qWbbYKb2ysg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2017/05/colorado-court-appeals-announcement-sheet-5182017/feed/ 0 http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2017/05/colorado-court-appeals-announcement-sheet-5182017/ 2017-05-18 15:59 +00:00 2017-05-18 09:59 -06:00 http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/?p=37035 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CBACLELegalConnection/~3/alTbcPCZYXI/ Case Law Colorado Supreme Court constitutional law criminal law dui law Fourth Amendment Colorado Supreme Court: Use of Blood Test Refusal in DUI Case Does Not Violate Fourth Amendment The Colorado Supreme Court issued its opinion in <em>People v. King</em> on Monday, May 15, 2017. Thu, 18 May 2017 15:50:30 Z http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2017/05/colorado-supreme-court-use-blood-test-refusal-dui-case-not-violate-fourth-amendment/#respond CBA-CLE Staff <div class="pf-content"><p>The Colorado Supreme Court issued its opinion in <em><a href="https://www.courts.state.co.us/userfiles/file/Court_Probation/Supreme_Court/Opinions/2016/16SA170.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">People v. King</a></em> on Monday, May 15, 2017.</p> <blockquote><p><em>Searches and Seizures—Refusal to Submit to Blood-Alcohol Testing—Admission of Refusal Evidence.</em></p> <p>In this interlocutory appeal, the supreme court considered whether the prosecution’s use of a defendant’s refusal to consent to blood-alcohol testing as evidence of guilt at trial for a drunk-driving offense, in accordance with C.R.S. § 42-4-1301(6)(d), violates his Fourth Amendment right to be free from unreasonable searches. Because the court recently held in <em>Fitzgerald v. People</em>, 2017 CO 26, that the use of such refusal evidence does not violate the Fourth Amendment, that holding controls here, and defendant’s challenge to C.R.S. § 42-4-1301(6)(d) fails. The court therefore reversed the trial court’s order.</p></blockquote> <p><em>Summary provided courtesy of </em><a href="http://www.cobar.org/-em-The-Colorado-Lawyer-em" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">The Colorado Lawyer</a>.</p> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CBACLELegalConnection/~4/alTbcPCZYXI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2017/05/colorado-supreme-court-use-blood-test-refusal-dui-case-not-violate-fourth-amendment/feed/ 0 http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2017/05/colorado-supreme-court-use-blood-test-refusal-dui-case-not-violate-fourth-amendment/ 2017-05-18 15:50 +00:00 2017-05-18 09:50 -06:00 http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/?p=37033 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CBACLELegalConnection/~3/VVH7X-ReX7Y/ Case Law Colorado Supreme Court diversion water law water rights Colorado Supreme Court: Decree Determining Water Right Only Allows Diversion at Downriver Pump The Colorado Supreme Court issued its opinion in <em>Select Energy Services, LLC v. K-LOW, LLC</em> on Monday, May 15, 2017. Thu, 18 May 2017 15:47:47 Z http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2017/05/colorado-supreme-court-decree-determining-water-right-allows-diversion-downriver-pump/#respond CBA-CLE Staff <div class="pf-content"><p>The Colorado Supreme Court issued its opinion in <em><a href="https://www.courts.state.co.us/userfiles/file/Court_Probation/Supreme_Court/Opinions/2016/16SA166.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Select Energy Services, LLC v. K-LOW, LLC</a></em> on Monday, May 15, 2017.</p> <blockquote><p><em>Water Law—Change of Water Right—Rules of Water Decree Interpretation—Nature and Extent of Right Acquired. </em></p> <p>This appeal from the water court in Water Division No. 1 concerns the nature and extent of a water right following a recent change to its diversion point. The right initially diverted water at a headgate on the South Platte River, but pursuant yo the recently enacted simple change statute, C.R.S. § 37-92-305(3.5), its owner changed that diversion point to a pump farther downstream. Interpreting the decree recognizing the change, the water court concluded it did not include a right to divert water from a ditch historically used to convey the water right. On appeal, the supreme court reached the same conclusion. Because, by its plain language, the decree defining the water right allows its holder to divert water only at the pump downriver from the disputed ditch, and that language is not susceptible to any other reasonable interpretation, the court concluded that the decree does not include a right to divert water from that ditch. The court therefore affirmed the water court’s judgment.</p></blockquote> <p><em>Summary provided courtesy of </em><a href="http://www.cobar.org/-em-The-Colorado-Lawyer-em" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">The Colorado Lawyer</a>.</p> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CBACLELegalConnection/~4/VVH7X-ReX7Y" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2017/05/colorado-supreme-court-decree-determining-water-right-allows-diversion-downriver-pump/feed/ 0 http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2017/05/colorado-supreme-court-decree-determining-water-right-allows-diversion-downriver-pump/ 2017-05-18 15:47 +00:00 2017-05-18 09:47 -06:00 http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/?p=37031 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CBACLELegalConnection/~3/MQizZKRTTcU/ Case Law attorney fees Colorado Supreme Court dissolution of marriage domestic relations law family law litigation Colorado Supreme Court: Attorneys’ Charging Liens May Attach to Spousal Maintenance Awards The Colorado Supreme Court issued its opinion in <em>Stoorman &#038; Associates, P.C. v. Dixon</em> on Monday, May 15, 2017. Thu, 18 May 2017 15:37:22 Z http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2017/05/colorado-supreme-court-attorneys-charging-liens-may-attach-spousal-maintenance-awards/#respond CBA-CLE Staff <div class="pf-content"><p>The Colorado Supreme Court issued its opinion in <em><a href="https://www.courts.state.co.us/userfiles/file/Court_Probation/Supreme_Court/Opinions/2015/15SC710.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Stoorman &amp; Associates, P.C. v. Dixon</a></em> on Monday, May 15, 2017.</p> <blockquote><p><em>Attorneys’ Liens—Dissolution of Marriage.</em></p> <p>In this case, the supreme court considered whether attorneys’ charging liens may attach to spousal maintenance awards under Colorado’s attorney’s lien statute. The court applied the plain language of the attorney’s lien statute, C.R.S. § 12-5-119, which provides that attorneys shall have a lien on “any judgment they may have obtained or assisted in obtaining,” and held that an attorney’s charging lien may attach to an award of spousal maintenance. Accordingly, the court reversed the court of appeals’ judgment and remanded this case to that court with instructions to return the case to the trial court for proceedings consistent with this opinion.</p></blockquote> <p><em>Summary provided courtesy of </em><a href="http://www.cobar.org/-em-The-Colorado-Lawyer-em" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">The Colorado Lawyer</a>.</p> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CBACLELegalConnection/~4/MQizZKRTTcU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2017/05/colorado-supreme-court-attorneys-charging-liens-may-attach-spousal-maintenance-awards/feed/ 0 http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2017/05/colorado-supreme-court-attorneys-charging-liens-may-attach-spousal-maintenance-awards/ 2017-05-18 15:37 +00:00 2017-05-18 09:37 -06:00 http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/?p=37029 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CBACLELegalConnection/~3/zzxh4k9AJ1I/ Case Law 10th Circuit Tenth Circuit: Unpublished Opinions, 5/17/2017 On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued two published opinions and no unpublished opinion. Thu, 18 May 2017 15:30:16 Z http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2017/05/tenth-circuit-unpublished-opinions-5172017/#respond Susan Hoyt <div class="pf-content"><p>On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued two published opinions and no unpublished opinion.</p> <p>Case summaries are not provided for unpublished opinions. However, some published opinions are <a href="http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/tag/10th-circuit/">summarized and provided by Legal Connection</a>.</p> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CBACLELegalConnection/~4/zzxh4k9AJ1I" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2017/05/tenth-circuit-unpublished-opinions-5172017/feed/ 0 http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2017/05/tenth-circuit-unpublished-opinions-5172017/ 2017-05-18 15:30 +00:00 2017-05-18 09:30 -06:00 http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/?p=37027 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CBACLELegalConnection/~3/yHU-IHMS290/ Case Law business law Colorado Supreme Court litigation taxation tobacco Colorado Supreme Court: Blunt Wraps are “Kind” or “Form” of Tobacco Product Subject to Taxation The Colorado Supreme Court issued its opinion in <em>Colorado Department of Revenue v. Creager Mercantile Co.</em> on Monday, May 15, 2017. Wed, 17 May 2017 15:17:38 Z http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2017/05/colorado-supreme-court-blunt-wraps-kind-form-tobacco-product-subject-taxation/#respond CBA-CLE Staff <div class="pf-content"><p>The Colorado Supreme Court issued its opinion in <em><a href="https://www.courts.state.co.us/userfiles/file/Court_Probation/Supreme_Court/Opinions/2015/15SC226.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Colorado Department of Revenue v. Creager Mercantile Co.</a></em> on Monday, May 15, 2017.</p> <blockquote><p><em>Statutory Construction—Tobacco taxation.</em></p> <p>The supreme court granted certiorari review to determine whether Blunt Wraps, a type of cigar wrapper made in part of tobacco and designed to be filled with smoking material and smoked, may be taxed as “tobacco products,” as that term is defined in C.R.S. § 39-28.5-101(5). The court held that because Blunt Wraps are a “kind” or “form” of tobacco and are “prepared in such manner as to be suitable . . . for smoking,” they fall within the plain language of the statutory definition of “tobacco products” and are taxable accordingly. The court therefore reversed the judgment of the court of appeals.</p></blockquote> <p><em>Summary provided courtesy of </em><a href="http://www.cobar.org/-em-The-Colorado-Lawyer-em" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">The Colorado Lawyer</a>.</p> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CBACLELegalConnection/~4/yHU-IHMS290" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2017/05/colorado-supreme-court-blunt-wraps-kind-form-tobacco-product-subject-taxation/feed/ 0 http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2017/05/colorado-supreme-court-blunt-wraps-kind-form-tobacco-product-subject-taxation/ 2017-05-17 15:17 +00:00 2017-05-17 09:17 -06:00