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Archives for September 11, 2014

David Cooper Taylor Appointed to Gilpin County Court

On Thursday, September 11, 2014, the governor’s office announced the appointment of David Cooper Taylor to the Gilpin County Court in the First Judicial District, effective January 13, 2015, and conditioned on Taylor becoming a qualified elector of Gilpin County. Taylor will fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Hon. David R. Gloss.

Currently, Taylor is a staff attorney for the Fifth Judicial District, and also is Of Counsel to the Law Office of Edward Schindel. His practice includes civil, criminal, business, domestic relations, estate planning, and property law. Prior to his work as a staff attorney, Taylor was a law clerk in to Hon. Russell Granger in the Fifth Judicial District. Taylor received his undergraduate degree from Mary Washington College in 2002 and his law degree from Wake Forest University in 2005.

Hon. Chris Melonakis to Retire from 17th Judicial District Bench

On Thursday, September 11, 2014, the Colorado State Judicial Branch announced the retirement of Hon. Chris Melonakis of the Seventeenth Judicial District Court, effective January 12, 2014.

Judge Melonakis graduated from Metropolitan State College of Denver in 1974, summa cum laude. He went to law school at University of the Pacific in San Francisco, California, graduating in 1977. After law school, Melonakis was an attorney in private practice, focusing in the areas of civil, criminal, probate, and domestic relations law. He was appointed to the bench in 1998, and presides over a mostly criminal docket. Judge Melonakis is a member of the American, Colorado, and Adams/Broomfield bar associations; former lead judge for the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges; a member of several Colorado Supreme Court committees; and serves on several boards and commissions.

Applications are now being accepted for the forthcoming vacancy. Eligible applicants must be qualified electors of the Seventeenth Judicial District and must have been licensed to practice law in Colorado for five years. Application forms are available from Justice Gregory Hobbs, the ex officio chair of the judicial nominating commission, and are also available on the State Judicial website. The original, signed application, as well as an identical PDF copy, must be submitted to Justice Hobbs no later than 4 p.m. on November 3, 2014. Anyone wishing to nominate another may do so no later than 4 p.m. October 27, 2014.

Colorado Court of Appeals: Announcement Sheet, 9/11/2014

On Thursday, September 11, 2014, the Colorado Court of Appeals issued 10 published opinions and 26 unpublished opinions.

People v. Lovato

People v. Wilson

People v. Stidham

People in Interest of S.N.

Leaf v. Beihoffer

Rocky Mountain Natural Gas, LLC v. Colorado Mountain Junior College District

Young v. Larimer County Sheriff’s Office

Mackall v. JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A.

People in Interest of M.D.

People v. Jones

Summaries of these cases are forthcoming, courtesy of The Colorado Lawyer.

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, 9/11/2014

On Thursday, September 11, 2014, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued one published opinion and one unpublished opinion.

Nunn v. Kastner

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