Supreme Court Case No. 13SC394.

350 P.3d 849 (2015)

2015 CO 44

Brandon COATS, Petitioner v. DISH NETWORK, LLC, Respondent.

Supreme Court of Colorado.

June 15, 2015.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Attorneys for Petitioner: The Evans Firm, LLC, Michael D. Evans , Denver, Colorado, Thomas K. Carberry , Thomas Karel Carberry, Denver, Colorado, Campbell Law, LLC, John E. Campbell , St. Louis, Missouri, Wolf Legal, PC, Adam B. Wolf , San Francisco, California.

Attorneys for Respondent: Martinez Law Group, P.C., Meghan W. Martinez , Ann Christoff Purvis , Elizabeth Imhoff Mabey , Denver, Colorado.

Attorneys for Amicus Curiae State of Colorado: Colorado Department of Law, Cynthia H. Coffman , Attorney General, David C. Blake , Deputy Attorney General, Michael Francisco , Assistant Solicitor General, Michelle Brissette Miller , Assistant Attorney General, Denver, Colorado.

Attorneys for Amicus Curiae Colorado Mining Association: Jackson Kelly PLLC, Laura E. Beverage , Meredith A. Kapushion , Denver, Colorado, Ryley Carlock & Applewhite, Michael D. Moberly , Charitie L. Hartsig , Phoenix, Arizona.

Attorneys for Amicus Curiae Colorado Civil Justice League: Husch Blackwell LLP, Christopher L. Ottele , Mary H. Stuart , Carrie Claiborne , Denver, Colorado.

Attorney for Amicus Curiae Colorado Defense Lawyers Association: Hall & Evans, L.L.C., Andrew D. Ringel , Denver, Colorado.

Attorneys for Amicus Curiae Colorado Plaintiff Employment Lawyers Association: Ryan Law Firm, LLC, Kimberlie K. Ryan , Denver, Colorado.

Attorney for Amicus Curiae Patient and Caregiver Rights Litigation Project: Springer and Steinberg, P.C., Andrew B. Reid , Denver, Colorado.

En Banc.

¶ 1 This case requires us to determine whether the use of medical marijuana in compliance with Colorado's Medical Marijuana Amendment, Colo. Const. art. XVIII, § 14, but in violation of federal law, is a "lawful activity" under section 24-34-402.5, C.R.S. (2014), Colorado's "lawful activities...

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