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Archives for May 21, 2015

Public Comments Being Accepted for Proposed New Rule to C.R.C.P. Chapter 38

The Colorado Supreme Court posted a proposed new rule to Chapter 38 of the Colorado Rules of Civil Procedure, “Public Access to Records and Information.” The new rule addresses public access to administrative records of the judicial branch, and would be numbered as Rule 2 (current Rule 2 would become Rule 3).

The public comment period for the proposed new rule is now open. Written comments may be submitted to the Clerk of the Supreme Court, Christopher Ryan, no later than 5 p.m. on September 18, 2015. Additionally, a public hearing on the proposed new rule will take place on October 1, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. Persons wishing to participate in the public hearing should confirm their presence to Mr. Ryan no later than September 21, 2015.

For more information about the proposed rule, click here.


Finalists Selected for Judgeship on 18th Judicial District Court

On Thursday, May 21, 2015, the governor’s office announced the selection of three nominees for a judicial vacancy on the Eighteenth Judicial District Court. The vacancy will be created by the retirement of Hon. J. Mark Hannen, effective July 1, 2015. The three nominees are Phillip L. Douglass of Parker, Michael W. Melito of Littleton, and Peter F. Michaelson of Centennial.

Under the Colorado Constitution, Governor Hickenlooper has fifteen days in which to appoint one of the nominees to the judgeship. Comments regarding any of the nominees may be emailed to the governor at For more information about the nominees, click here.

Colorado Court of Appeals: Announcement Sheet, 5/21/2015

On Thursday, May 21, 2015, the Colorado Court of Appeals issued four published opinions and 30 unpublished opinions.

Dempsey v. Denver Police Department

State of Colorado v. Vaden Law Firm, LLC

People v. Martinez-Huerta

Tubbs v. Farmers Insurance Exchange

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Neither State Judicial nor the Colorado Bar Association provides case summaries for unpublished appellate opinions.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Tenth Circuit: Unpublished Opinions, 5/21/2015

On Thursday, May 21, 2015, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued no published opinion and one unpublished opinion.

Hassler v. Miller

Case summaries are not provided for unpublished opinions.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