Cruz v. Benine

In Cruz v. Benine, 984 P.2d 1173 (Colo. 1999), the supreme court held that where a trial court has awarded attorney fees against a party and his or her attorney jointly and severally, and an appellate court subsequently reverses the trial court's determination and concludes that a party's claim does not lack substantial justification, the attorney's appeal of the attorney fee award should not be dismissed merely because the attorney was not named in the notice of appeal as an appellant or did not file a separate notice of appeal.