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State v. Rupert  
Date: August 17, 2017
Citation: 2017 ME 181
Docket Number: 2017 ME 181

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the judgment of the district court, rendered after a nonjury trial, that adjudicated Defendant of having committed two traffic infractions. On appeal, Defendant argued that the distric...

Enhanced Communications of Northern New England, Inc. v. Public Utilities Commission  
Date: August 15, 2017
Citation: 2017 ME 178
Docket Number: 2017 ME 178

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed an order of the Public Utilities Commission granting in part and denying in part a petition for a certificate of public convenience and necessity (CPCN) to operate as a competitive loc...

Estate of Paul F. Treworgy v. Commissioner, Department of Health & Human Services  
Date: August 15, 2017
Citation: 2017 ME 179
Docket Number: 2017 ME 179

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the judgment of the superior court dismissing Plaintiffs’ constitutional and statutory claims against the Commissioner of the Department of Health and Human Services and two Department...

State v. Simons  
Date: August 15, 2017
Citation: 2017 ME 180
Docket Number: 2017 ME 180

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court convicting Defendant of operating under the influence. The court held (1) the trial court did not err when it denied Defendant’s motion to suppress evid...

Salley v. State  
Date: August 8, 2017
Citation: 2017 ME 176
Docket Number: 2017 ME 176

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Judicial Court vacated the judgment of the trial court denying Appellant’s petition for postconviction relief on the grounds of ineffective assistance of counsel. Appellant was found guilty of gross sexual as...

Appletree Cottage, LLC v. Town of Cape Elizabeth  
Date: August 8, 2017
Citation: 2017 ME 177
Docket Number: 2017 ME 177

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Judicial Court vacated the judgment of the superior court affirming the Cape Elizabeth Code Enforcement Officer’s (CEO) issuance of a building permit, holding that the CEO’s decision granting the permit lacke...

State v. Michaud  
Date: August 1, 2017
Citation: 2017 ME 170
Docket Number: 2017 ME 170

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court after a jury found Defendant guilty of two counts of aggravated assault and two counts of aggravated driving to endanger. On appeal, Defendant argued th...

Harper v. Harper  
Date: August 1, 2017
Citation: 2017 ME 171
Docket Number: 2017 ME 171

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed a judgment entered in the business and consumer docket partially denying Timothy Harper’s motion to reconsider and amend a previously-entered divorce judgment distributing his and Sher...

In re Joseph V.  
Date: August 1, 2017
Citation: 2017 ME 172
Docket Number: 2017 ME 172

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the judgment of the district court terminating the parental rights of Mother and Father to their child pursuant to Me. Rev. Stat. 22, 4055(1)(A)(1)(a) and (B)(2)(b)(i)-(ii). The court...

State v. McNaughton  
Date: August 1, 2017
Citation: 2017 ME 173
Docket Number: 2017 ME 173

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the judgment of conviction entered in the trial court after a jury found Defendant guilty of intentional or knowing or depraved indifference murder and hindering apprehension or prosec...

In re Myra B.  
Date: August 1, 2017
Citation: 2017 ME 174
Docket Number: 2017 ME 174

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the judgment of the district court terminating the parental rights of Mother and Father pursuant to Me. Rev. Stat. 22, 4055(1)(A)(1)(a) and (B)(2)(a), (b)(i), (b)(ii). Specifically, th...

In re Estate of John W. Gilbert  
Date: August 1, 2017
Citation: 2017 ME 175
Docket Number: 2017 ME 175

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Judicial Court vacated the judgment of the probate court approving, with a modification, the report of a referee for the distribution of the Estate of John W. Gilbert. Judith Gilbert, individually and as pers...

In re Bradyn B.  
Date: July 27, 2017
Citation: 2017 ME 168
Docket Number: 2017 ME 168

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the judgment entered by the district court terminating Mother’s and Father’s parental rights to their child pursuant to 22 Me. Rev. Stat. 4055(1)(A)(1)(a) and (B)(2). The court held (1...

State v. Proia  
Date: July 27, 2017
Citation: 2017 ME 169
Docket Number: 2017 ME 169

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the judgment entered in the trial court convicting Defendant of several charges, including crimes of violence. After a jury-waived trial, Defendant was convicted of multiple charges...

State v. Murphy  
Date: July 25, 2017
Citation: 2017 ME 165
Docket Number: 2017 ME 165

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was twice convicted of cruelty to animals and ordered never to possess animals again. However, when Defendant was released from the prison sentence imposed after her second conviction, Defendant acquired a vari...

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