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New Hampshire v. Czekalski  
Date: April 11, 2017
Docket Number: 2014-0299

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Jason Czekalski appealed his convictions on two counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault (AFSA), and one count of pattern AFSA. On appeal, he argued the trial court erred by denying his motion to suppress...

Dartmouth Corp. of Alpha Delta v. Town of Hanover  
Date: April 11, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-0304

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Dartmouth Corporation of Alpha Delta (Alpha Delta) appealed a Superior Court order affirming a Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) decision in favor of defendant Town of Hanover (Town). The ZBA determined that the...

New Hampshire v. Lynch  
Date: March 10, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-0358

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Kevin Lynch appealed his conviction, following a jury trial, of misdemeanor simple assault. He argued that the Superior Court erred by denying his motion to suppress his statements to police allegedly obtained...

New Hampshire v. Morrill  
Date: March 10, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-0377

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Jessica Morrill appealed her conviction by jury on three counts of possession of a controlled drug (oxycodone, alprazolam, and lisdexamfetamine), and one count of possession of a controlled drug with intent to...

New Hampshire v. Santamaria  
Date: March 10, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-0176

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Paul Santamaria appealed a superior court order dismissing his petition for a writ of coram nobis. In 1998, defendant was convicted of first degree assault. His trial counsel filed a motion to set aside the ver...

Appeal of Kadle Properties Revocable Realty Trust  
Date: March 10, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-0206

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Kadle Properties Revocable Realty Trust (Trust), challenged the dismissal of the Trust’s appeal to the New Hampshire Board of Tax and Land Appeals (BTLA), filed after respondent, the City of Keene (City), deni...

Cluff-Landry v. Roman Catholic Bishop of Manchester  
Date: February 24, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-0122

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Beverly Cluff-Landry appealed a Superior Court order dismissing her case against defendant Roman Catholic Bishop of Manchester d/b/a St. Christopher School (the school). Two new students enrolled in the Pre-K p...

Clay v. City of Dover  
Date: February 24, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-0169

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants, the City of Dover (City) and its city council, school board, school board superintendent search committee, ethics commission, and city council ethics sub-committee, appealed a Superior Court order requiring t...

New Hampshire v. Breest  
Date: February 17, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-0524

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1973, defendant Robert Breest was convicted for Susan Randall’s murder. Although the New Hampshire Supreme Court affirmed his conviction on direct appeal, defendant has maintained his innocence since his conviction an...

Ramos v. Warden, New Hampshire State Prison  
Date: February 17, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-0609

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Alberto Ramos appealed a Superior Court order dismissing his ineffective assistance of counsel (IAC) claim, asserting that his trial counsel failed to inform him, prior to pleading guilty to felony charges, th...

Appeal of Jason Malo  
Date: February 17, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-0038

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner-claimant Jason Malo appealed a Compensation Appeals Board (CAB) decision reducing the rate at which his indemnity benefits were paid from the temporary total disability rate to the diminished earning capacity...

Holloway Automotive Group v. Giacalone  
Date: February 15, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-0141

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Holloway Automotive Group (Holloway) appealed a circuit court order ruling that the liquidated damages clause contained in the parties’ contract was unenforceable. Holloway was an authorized franchisee of Merce...

In re Estate of Kathleen Mullin  
Date: February 15, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-0177

Justia Opinion Summary: The decedent, Kathleen Mullin, a resident of Hancock, New Hampshire, died intestate in 2014. Her heirs at law were her three siblings: Michael Mullin, J. Stanley Mullin, Jr., and appellant Patricia Jackle. All of the hei...

Petition of Sanjeev Lath & a.
Date: February 3, 2017
Docket Number: LD-2016-0005
New Hampshire v. Edic  
Date: January 31, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-0329

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant William Edic appealed his conviction by jury on one count of second degree murder and one count of falsifying physical evidence. On appeal, defendant challenged various evidentiary rulings made at trial. Findin...

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