1. Unpublished Court Decision:
JUDY K. COREY, M.D. VS. DANIEL ESCAJEDA, M.D. AND NORTHWEST ANESTHESIA, INC.
Court of Appeals, Case No. 2009CA468 (Opinion November 25, 2009)
Two doctors were equal partners in a business. The Client was diagnosed with cancer and unlawfully shut out of the business losing substantial revenues. The Boulder county jury returned a large six-digit verdict in the Client’s favor for her share of the profits from the business. The Court of Appeals sustained the verdict under the Colorado Medical Practice Act. James R. Ruterbories was lead counsel and lead-appellate attorney rendering all oral arguments.
2. Published Opinion:
PEOPLE v. JAMES HOLMES
Supreme Court of Colorado, Case No. 99SA98 (Opinion June 1, 1999)
A police officer responded to a noise complaint and knocked hard on the defendant’s door. The officer’s knock caused the door to open. While still standing outside, the officer observed a bong and the smell of marihuana. The trial court ruled that the officer’s conducted an unconstitutional warrantless search by knocking on the door with such force to cause it to open. The Supreme Court concluded the officer’s knock was not a search for Fourth Amendment purposes and reversed the trial court.