Colorado Supreme Court News

Colo. Supreme Ct. Ruling Expands Use of Side Agreements by Policyholders

An insurer cannot intervene in a construction defects case where the insured had assigned its rights to collect under its policy to the plaintiff, a divided Colorado Supreme Court ruled. The 4-3 decision gives policyholders a method of protecting themselves …

Strict Statutory Compliance Required to Enforce Named Insured Exclusion in Connecticut

By statute, automobile liability insurance companies are barred from excluding coverage for personal injuries caused to a named insured under Connecticut law. See, Conn. Gen. Stat. (Rev. to 2009) § 38a-335(d). However, the Connecticut statute contains an exception which permits …

Colorado High Court Rules That Workers Can be Fired for Using Pot Off-Duty

Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it. The state Supreme Court ruled 5-1 Monday that a medical marijuana patient who was fired after failing a drug test cannot get his job back. …

Drilling Health Lawsuit Revived in Colorado

A western Colorado family that believed oil and gas drilling activities contaminated their drinking water and air and forced them from their home will be allowed to proceed with a lawsuit thanks to a successful appeal. The Glenwood Springs Post-Independent …

Colorado Court Abolishes Accident Emergency Rule

The Colorado Supreme Court is doing away with an emergency exception for people involved in accidents because it could mislead jurors. In a ruling handed down Tuesday, the court ordered a new trial for a man who sued after he …