Ryals v. St. Mary Corwin Regional Medical Center
In Ryals v. St. Mary Corwin Regional Medical Center, 987 P.2d 865 (Colo. App. 1999), a physician sought to litigate common law claims in the district court prior to pursuing his claims before CAC.
However, a division of this court rejected the Ryals plaintiff's argument and held that pursuant to 12-36.5-106(7) he was required to exhaust administrative remedies before CAC prior to seeking relief from the district court for his common law claims of breach of contract, promissory estoppel, tortious interference with contractual relations, and outrageous conduct.
Specifically, the court found that because the "allegations underlying all of plaintiff's claims were based on the conduct of the entities involved in the final action," CAC had jurisdiction over all of plaintiff's claims. Ryals v. St. Mary Corwin Regional Medical Center, 987 P.2d at 870.