October 2020

Civil Interlocutory Appeals in Colorado State Courts

Colorado Lawyer

Republished with permission, originally appeared in the Colorado Lawyer, Vol. 49, No. 9, October 2020.

Colorado litigants need not always await a final judgment before taking an appeal. This article catalogues the various types of interlocutory appeals available to litigants in Colorado state appellate courts.

Parties in civil cases sometimes may wish to appeal from an order that is not a final judgment and cannot be made one under Colorado Rule of Civil Procedure (CRCP) 54(b), either because it does not dispose of an entire claim for relief or because a party cannot show there is “no just reason for delay.”1 This article first reviews the legal bases for interlocutory appellate jurisdiction in the Colorado Supreme Court and Colorado Court of Appeals. It then discusses types of interlocutory orders that may be appealed as a matter of right. It concludes with discretionary review options available in the Colorado Supreme Court and Court of Appeals.

Please see full publication for more information: Civil Interlocutory Appeals in Colorado State Courts.

Stephen Masciocchi is co-chair of the Appellate Practice Group at Holland & Hart LLP in Denver. Tina Van Bockern is of counsel with Holland & Hart and handles civil and administrative appeals.

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