June 24, 2017

Hon. Martha T. Minot to Retire from La Plata County Court

On Wednesday, June 21, 2017, the Colorado State Judicial Branch announced the retirement of Hon. Martha T. Minot from the La Plata County Court, effective August 29, 2017. Judge Minot was appointed to the La Plata County Court in March 1995. She presides over a case load that includes traffic offenses, misdemeanors, and civil cases. Prior to her appointment to the bench, Judge Minot was in private practice in Durango, Colorado. She is active in her community; Judge Minot has been the president of the Southwest Colorado Bar Association, the president of the Colorado County Judges Association, is currently a member of the Judicial Discipline Committee and is involved in numerous civic activities in her jurisdiction, including being a hospice volunteer and training advocates for a crisis telephone service.

Applications are now being accepted for the upcoming vacancy. Eligible applicants must be qualified electors of La Plata County and must have been admitted to practice law in Colorado. Application forms are available from the State Judicial website or from the ex officio chair of the Sixth Judicial District Nominating Commission, Justice William Hood, III. Application forms must be received no later than 4 p.m. on July 12, 2017. Anyone wishing to nominate another must do so no later than 4 p.m. on July 5, 2017.

For more information about the vacancy, click here.

Tenth Circuit: Unpublished Opinions, 6/22/2017

On Thursday, June 22, 2017, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued no published opinion and five unpublished opinions.

Becker v. Cline

United States v. Burton

Rice v. Trump

Vernon v. Dickson

Farris v. Allbaugh

Case summaries are not provided for unpublished opinions. However, some published opinions are summarized and provided by Legal Connection.

Jin Ho Pack Appointed to Delta County Court

On Tuesday, June 20, 2017, the governor appointed Jin Ho Pack to the Delta County Court in the 7th Judicial District. Pack will fill a vacancy created by the retirement of Hon. Sandra Miller, effective August 4, 2017.

Pack is currently the county attorney for Delta County. She has been with the Delta County Attorney’s Office since 2014. Prior to her work for Delta County, Pack was an associate at Kaplan Law, L.L.C.; a child support enforcement attorney for Young Williams Child Support Services, and a deputy prosecuting attorney in Honolulu, Hawaii. Pack received her undergraduate degree from Duke University and her law degree from the University of Miami School of Law.

For more information about the appointment, click here.

Colorado Court of Appeals: Announcement Sheet, 6/22/2017

On Thursday, June 22, 2017, the Colorado Court of Appeals issued no published opinion and 23 unpublished opinions.

Neither State Judicial nor the Colorado Bar Association provides case summaries for unpublished appellate opinions. The case announcement sheet is available here.

Tenth Circuit: Unpublished Opinions, 6/21/2017

On Wednesday, June 21, 2017, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued one published opinion and six unpublished opinions.

Pauly v. Vasquez

United States v. Hsu

United States v. Ortiz Fernandez

United States v. Rabieh

Collins v. Bear

United States v. Ramirez

Case summaries are not provided for unpublished opinions. However, some published opinions are summarized and provided by Legal Connection.

Tenth Circuit: Unpublished Opinions, 6/20/2017

On Tuesday, June 20, 2017, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued five published opinions and eight unpublished opinions.

Clark v. United States

Counts v. Wilson

United States v. Garcia

Erikson v. State of Oklahoma

United States v. Moreno

Tucker v. Government Employees Insurance Co.

Bell v. Social Security Administration

Fuller v. Warden

Case summaries are not provided for unpublished opinions. However, some published opinions are summarized and provided by Legal Connection.

Tenth Circuit: Unpublished Opinions, 6/19/2017

On Monday, June 19, 2017, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued no published opinion and two unpublished opinions.

Board of Education for the Gallup-McKinley County Schools v. Henderson

Ernst v. Creek County Public Facilities Authority

Case summaries are not provided for unpublished opinions. However, some published opinions are summarized and provided by Legal Connection.

Colorado Supreme Court: Announcement Sheet, 6/19/2017

On Monday, June 19, 2017, the Colorado Supreme Court issued seven published opinions.

People v. Roman

Nicholls v. People

Kinder Morgan CO2 Co., L.P. v. Montezuma County Board of Commissioners

Gallegos Family Properties, LLC v. Colorado Groundwater Commission

People v. Lente

Carestream Health, Inc. v. Colorado Public Utilities Commission

Roberts v. People

Summaries of these cases are forthcoming.

Neither State Judicial nor the Colorado Bar Association provides case summaries for unpublished appellate opinions. The case announcement sheet is available here.

Tenth Circuit: Unpublished Opinions, 6/16/2017

On Friday, June 16, 2017, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued one published opinion and one unpublished opinion.

United States v. Acosta-Tavera

Case summaries are not provided for unpublished opinions. However, some published opinions are summarized and provided by Legal Connection.

Colorado Court of Appeals: Announcement Sheet, 6/15/2017

On Thursday, June 15, 2017, the Colorado Court of Appeals issued seven published opinions and 37 unpublished opinions.

People v. Brooks

People v. Howard-Walker

People in Interest of L.C.

Board of County Commissioners of County of Weld v. DPG Farms

Rome v. Reyes

Scott R. Larson, P.C. v. Grinnan

Development Recovery Co., LLC v. Public Service Co. of Colorado

Summaries of these cases are forthcoming.

Neither State Judicial nor the Colorado Bar Association provides case summaries for unpublished appellate opinions. The case announcement sheet is available here.

Tenth Circuit: Unpublished Opinions, 6/15/2017

On Thursday, June 15, 2017, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued no published opinion and one unpublished opinion.

Gustafson v. Luke

Case summaries are not provided for unpublished opinions. However, some published opinions are summarized and provided by Legal Connection.

Tenth Circuit: Unpublished Opinions, 6/14/2017

On Wednesday, June 14, 2017, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued no published opinion and three unpublished opinions.

Martinez v. Berryhill

United States v. Rentz

Mugan v. Denham

Case summaries are not provided for unpublished opinions. However, some published opinions are summarized and provided by Legal Connection.