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Archives for February 9, 2017

Colorado Court of Appeals: Announcement Sheet, 2/9/2017

On Thursday, February 9, 2017, the Colorado Court of Appeals issued four published opinions and 28 unpublished opinions.

Lewis v. Taylor

Active Release Techniques, LLC v. Xtomic, LLC

Martinez v. American Family Mutual Insurance Co.

Traer Creek-EXWMT LLC v. Eagle County Board of Equalization

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Neither State Judicial nor the Colorado Bar Association provides case summaries for unpublished appellate opinions.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.

HB 17-1124: Local Governments that Ban Fracking Liable to Mineral Interest Owners for Damages

On January 26, 2017, Rep. Perry Buck and Sen. Tim Neville introduced HB 17-1124, “Concerning a Requirement that a Local Government that Interferes with Oil and Gas Operations Compensate Persons Damaged by the Interference.”

The bill specifies that a local government that bans hydraulic fracturing of an oil and gas well is liable to the mineral interest owner for the value of the mineral interest and that a local government that enacts a moratorium on oil and gas activities shall compensate oil and gas operators, mineral lessees, and royalty owners for all costs, damages, and losses of fair market value associated with the moratorium.

The bill was introduced in the House and assigned to the State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee. It is scheduled for hearing in committee on February 22, 2017, at 1:30 p.m.

HB 17-1125: Eliminating Duty of Correctional Facilities to Provide Certain Services

On January 26, 2017, Reps. Dan Nordberg & Faith Winter and Sens. Jim Smallwood & Cheri Jahn introduced HB 17-1125, “Concerning Eliminating the Duty of the Division of Correctional Industries to Provide Certain Services for the State’s Correctional Facilities.”

Legislative Audit Committee.

Current law requires the division of correctional industries in the department of corrections to establish programs that are responsible for vehicle maintenance, physical plant and facility maintenance, and food and laundry services for each of the state’s correctional facilities. The bill removes this requirement.

The bill was introduced in the House and assigned to the Judiciary Committee. It is scheduled for hearing in committee on February 21, 2017, at 1:30 p.m.

Tenth Circuit: Unpublished Opinions, 2/8/2017

On Wednesday, February 8, 2017, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued no published opinion and eight unpublished opinions.

United States v. Mandujano-Vega

United States v. Cisneros

United States v. Aleman

United States v. Jones

United States v. Ramsey

Fisher v. Allbaugh

United States v. Moreira

United States v. Jones

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