Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Government Immunity Cases

Court tackles conflicting Court of Appeals decisions, tensions between CADA and CGIA

The Colorado Supreme Court on Oct. 13 heard arguments in two cases that shed light on the tension between the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act and the Colorado Governmental Immunity Act. Both cases involve former public sector employees who brought CADA claims against the governmental entities they used to work for, and the employers claimed immunity under the CGIA. The cases raise questions about legislative intent and the difference between “tort-like claims” and employment discrimination remedies. HOUCHIN V. DENVER HEALTH In the first case, plaintiff Brent Houchin in 2017 sued hi

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