Bill Adds Layer in Review of Judicial Disqualifications

House Bill 1132 sponsors claim a need for a “second set of eyes” in civil proceedings when a judge is asked to remove herself or himself from a case.

When a Non-Client Sues a Lawyer

The Colorado Supreme Court agreed to clarify when a non-client can sue a lawyer in a parking spaces dispute.

TOP LITIGATORS: Brandee Caswell

For Brandee Caswell, gaining trust in the courtroom is all about being honest, confident and credible.

AT THE COURT OF LAST RESORT

In a week of high-profile appeals at the state’s highest court, we picked two of the more contentious cases — construction defects dispute Vallagio v. Metropolitan Homes and products liability case Walker v. Ford — to break down for readers.

Jury Deliberations Not Always Sacred

A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling gives a Colorado man a chance for a new trial, but how far it will extend?

Nominees Selected for 16th District Judgeship

The 16th Judicial District Nominating Commission has nominated three candidates for a Crowley County court judgeship created by the resignation of Judge Suzanne Grant,...

Nominees Selected for 1st District Judgeship

The 1st Judicial District Nominating Commission has nominated three candidates for a Jefferson County court judgeship created by the resignation of Judge Tammy Greene,...

Homeless Sweeps Case Still Crawling Through Courts

A case that spawned a civil suit and a criminal trial is lumbering through the court system while generating questions regarding the litigation of social causes and where the homeless fit in both state and federal systems.

High Court to Review Disbarred Lawyer’s Case

Whether or not a contract is automatically voided as a public policy issue if it was formed in violation of Colorado Rule of Professional Conduct 1.8(a) is a novel question in Colorado case law. And while counsel for the disbarred attorney in Calvert v. Mayberry is hoping for a reversal of an intermediate appeals court ruling, an attorney for his former clients claims the continuing litigation is causing harm.

Colorado PERA Prevails in Pay Equity Case

The state’s largest pension fund successfully defended against a pay discrimination claim. But the plaintiff’s counsel are seeking appeal on the discrimination claims that didn’t survive to trial.