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Recent Decisions From the Maine Supreme Judicial Court

In re Carol A. Boardman  
Date: June 27, 2017
Citation: 2017 ME 131
Docket Number: 2017 ME 131

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Judicial Court vacated the judgment of the probate court denying Carol A. Boardman’s petition for a name change, holding that a person’s potential misunderstanding of another person’s marital status, without...

Dupuis v. Ellingwood  
Date: June 27, 2017
Citation: 2017 ME 132
Docket Number: 2017 ME 132

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the judgment of the superior court declaring the ownership of and easement rights to certain property on Plaintiff’s complaint against Defendants. Plaintiff sought a declaratory judgme...

In re Gabriel W.  
Date: June 27, 2017
Citation: 2017 ME 133
Docket Number: 2017 ME 133

Justia Opinion Summary: The district court did not err in terminating Parents’ parental rights to their child pursuant to Me. Rev. Stat. 22, 4055(1)(B)(2). Specifically, the Supreme Judicial Court held that the district court’s factual findings...

In re Kaliyah B.  
Date: June 27, 2017
Citation: 2017 ME 134
Docket Number: 2017 ME 134

Justia Opinion Summary: The district court did not err in finding jeopardy as to both Mother and Father and ordering that Child be placed in the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services pursuant to Me. Rev. Stat. 22, 4036(1)(F). T...

In re Kaylianna C.  
Date: June 27, 2017
Citation: 2017 ME 135
Docket Number: 2017 ME 135

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the judgment of the district court terminating Father’s parental rights to Child pursuant to Me. Rev. Stat. 22, 4055(1)(A)(1)(a) and (B)(2) and the denial of Father’s motion for a new...

Murdock v. Thorne  
Date: June 27, 2017
Citation: 2017 ME 136
Docket Number: 2017 ME 136

Justia Opinion Summary: Arthur Murdock, a police officer, was attempting to cut across two eastbound lanes of traffic and into a parking lot when his police cruiser was struck by another vehicle traveling in the outside eastbound lane from behi...

In re Skyler F.  
Date: June 27, 2017
Citation: 2017 ME 137
Docket Number: 2017 ME 137

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the judgment of the district court terminating Mother’s parental rights to Skyler, Rosalee, and Austin, and Father’s parental rights to Rosalee and Austin pursuant to Me. Rev. Stat. 22...

Goodwill v. Beaulieu  
Date: June 27, 2017
Citation: 2017 ME 138
Docket Number: 2017 ME 138

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the judgment of the district court finding Brian Beaulieu Jr. liable to Greg and Victoria Goodwill for having made fraudulent and negligent misrepresentations about certain amenities i...

Gessner v. State  
Date: June 27, 2017
Citation: 2017 ME 139
Docket Number: 2017 ME 139

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the judgment of the superior court denying Mark Gessner’s petition for release from the Riverview Psychiatric Center. On appeal, Gessner argued that the statute governing his opportuni...

Acadia Resources, Inc. v. VMS, LLC  
Date: June 22, 2017
Citation: 2017 ME 126
Docket Number: 2017 ME 126

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Judicial Court vacated the judgment of the district court dismissing Plaintiff’s fraudulent transfer complaint as having been filed outside the applicable statute of limitations, holding that the court should...

Chamberlain v. Harriman  
Date: June 22, 2017
Citation: 2017 ME 127
Docket Number: 2017 ME 127

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this appeal were two judgments of the district court. The first judgment clarified that a divorce judgment required Appellant to pay $50,000 plus post-judgment interest to Appellee and ordered that a writ of...

Homeward Residential, Inc. v. Gregor  
Date: June 22, 2017
Citation: 2017 ME 128
Docket Number: 2017 ME 128

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed a judgment entered in the district court ordering Plaintiff to pay Defendant’s legal fees and costs after dismissal of Plaintiff’s foreclosure action against Defendant with prejudice....

In re Lacie G.  
Date: June 22, 2017
Citation: 2017 ME 129
Docket Number: 2017 ME 129

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the judgments of the district court terminating Mother’s parental rights to Lacie G. and Tyler S. pursuant to Me. Rev. Stat. 22, 4055(1)(A)(1)(a), (B)(2). Specifically, the court held...

In re Mackenzie P.  
Date: June 22, 2017
Citation: 2017 ME 130
Docket Number: 2017 ME 130

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the judgments of the district court terminating Mother’s parental rights to her children, Mackenzie P. and Antonio P. pursuant to Me. Rev. Stat. 22, 4055(1)(A)(1), (B)(2)(a), (b)(i)-(i...

In re Robert M.A. Nadeau  
Date: June 20, 2017
Citation: 2017 ME 121
Docket Number: 2017 ME 121

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Judicial Court ordered that former York County Probate Judge Robert M.A. Nadeau forfeit $5,000 and be suspended from the practice of law in Maine for two years for violations of Canons 2(A), 2(B), and 3()(4)...

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