No. 10SC765.

286 P.3d 525 (2012)

2012 CO 58

PORTERCARE ADVENTIST HEALTH SYSTEM, d/b/a Porter Hospital, Petitioner v. Robert T. LEGO, Respondent.

Supreme Court of Colorado, En Banc.

Rehearing Denied October 15, 2012.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

McConnell Fleischner Houghtaling, LLC, Traci L. Van Pelt , Matthew C. Miller , Jennifer L. Ward , Denver, Colorado, Attorneys for Petitioner.

Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C., Diane Vaksdal Smith , Brian K. Matise , Russel Murray, III , Englewood, Colorado, Attorneys for Respondent.

Castle Stawiarski, LLC, Kimberly L. Martinez , Denver, Colorado, The Law Offices of David C. Japha, P.C., David C. Japha , Denver, Colorado, Attorneys for Amicus Curiae Colorado Creditors' Bar Association.

Greenberg & Sada, P.C., Alan Greenberg , Englewood, Colorado, Attorneys for Amicus Curiae ACA International and Associated Collection Agencies/Colorado and Wyoming, Inc.

Colorado Legal Services, Joel R. Hayes, Jr. , Brandy L. Rothman , Boulder, Colorado, Attorneys for Amicus Curiae Colorado Legal Services.

Faegre & Benson, LLP, Dirk W. de Roos , Sarah L. Geiger , Denver, Colorado, Attorneys for Amicus Curiae Colorado Hospital Association.

Justice RICE delivered the Opinion of the Court.

¶ 1 In this hospital debt collection action, we interpret section 13-80-103.5(1)(a), C.R.S. (2011), and hold that its six-year limitations period applies in cases, like this one, that arise out of an implied in fact contract for liquidated medical expenses. Contrary to the court of appeals' holding in Portercare v. Lego, ___ P.3d ___, ___, 2010 WL 3584394 (Colo.App.2010) (selected for official publication...


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