The Colorado Court of Appeals recently addressed three issues of first impression in a single case, including holding that a judge is not required to recuse himself from a case involving a previous client of the judge’s former law firm, under certain circumstances.

According to the opinion, in the underlying case, Adams County Housing v. Panzlau, defendant Rebekah Panzlau appealed an Adams County District Court judgment that dismissed her negligence, breach of contract, and constructive eviction counterclaims against Adams County Housing Authority doing business as Maiker Housing Partners.