Court Rules Employers May Terminate Employees for Medical Marijuana Use

The Colorado Supreme Court recently issued a highly anticipated decision regarding employee use of medical marijuana. In the case, Coats v. Dish Network, Colorado’s highest court held that employees can be terminated for the off-duty use of medical marijuana. The Plaintiff, Mr. Coats, is a quadriplegic and has been confined to a wheelchair since he was a teenager. In 2009, [...]

By |2016-12-27T11:06:37-07:00June 17, 2015|

Colorado Supreme Court decides three cases related to Colorado Governmental Immunity Act

The Colorado Supreme Court decided three cases yesterday focusing on the meaning of a provision of the Colorado Governmental Immunity Act (CGIA) that waives immunity for claims arising from injuries allegedly caused by a dangerous condition of a public facility located in a public park or recreation area. The cases involved the parking lot of a public golf course, a zip-line [...]

By |2016-08-11T11:04:38-07:00May 20, 2014|

COLORADO SUPREME COURT NEWS: Two New Cases to Decide Seven Issues

Stuart Stuller The Colorado Supreme Court agreed to review two cases covering seven different issues, six of them raised in one case. Criminal Sentencing Based on Prior Offenses The case with one issue, Jarrod Ralph Rutter v. The People of the State of Colorado (No. 13SC523), focuses on Colorado’s habitual criminal sentencing statute under which the sentence of [...]

By |2016-12-27T11:07:10-07:00April 3, 2014|