County of Jefferson v. Stickle.
2024 C0 7. No. 22SC632. Colorado Governmental Immunity Act—Sovereign Immunity—Building—Design—Dangerous Condition.
February 5, 2024
The Supreme Court held that Stickle’s suit for damages sustained from an accident at the parking structure adjacent to the Jefferson County Courts and Administration Building may proceed and the county is not immune from suit. First, the Court held that the parking structure falls under the plain meaning of a “building” as the word is used in the Colorado Governmental Immunity Act. Second, the Court concluded that the dangerous condition that led to Stickle’s accident was not attributable solely to the design of the parking structure. The county is therefore not immune from suit.