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New Hampshire v. Candello  
Date: July 7, 2017
Docket Numbers: 2014-0370, 2016-0096

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Jason Candello was convicted by jury for second-degree assault. He appealed, arguing primarily the State offered insufficient evidence to prove the victim suffered serious bodily injury. He also argued he recei...

Petition of Wayne Sawyer  
Date: June 30, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-0748

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner’s receipt of developmental services was voluntary, and accordingly he retained the right to “seek a change in [developmental] services or withdraw entirely from the [developmental] service delivery system.” Pe...

New Hampshire v. Actavis Pharma, Inc.  
Date: June 30, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-0199

Justia Opinion Summary: The State of New Hampshire moved to enforce administrative subpoenas served on defendants Actavis Pharma, Inc., Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Purdue Pharma L.P., and Teva Pharmaceuticals USA,...

New Hampshire v. Cora  
Date: June 27, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-0145

Justia Opinion Summary: The State appealed a superior court order that granted defendant Daniel Jesus Cora’s motion to suppress all evidence obtained from the warrantless entry by the police into his vehicle. On appeal, the State contended that...

New Hampshire v. DePaula  
Date: June 22, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-0484

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Abraham DePaula appealed after he was convicted by jury on one count of burglary, five counts of theft by unauthorized taking, and two counts of conspiracy to commit theft by unauthorized taking. He argued the...

New Hampshire v. Widi  
Date: June 22, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-0578

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant, David J. Widi, Jr. appealed a superior court order denying his petition for a writ of coram nobis. In February 2004, the defendant filed a notice of intent to plead guilty to a charge of misdemeanor reckless c...

Exeter Hospital, Inc. v. Steadfast Insurance Company  
Date: June 22, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-0624

Justia Opinion Summary: In this declaratory judgment proceeding, petitioner Exeter Hospital, Inc. (Exeter) appealed a superior court order denying its motion for partial summary judgment as to the amount at which coverage was triggered under an...

Appeal of Beverly Desmarais  
Date: June 16, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-0224

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Beverly Desmarais appealed the decision of the New Hampshire Compensation Appeals Board (CAB) denying her request for attorney’s fees and costs that she incurred in litigating a fee dispute with the respondent...

New Hampshire v. Starr  
Date: June 9, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-0683

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Peggy Starr appealed her conviction on one count of second degree assault, as a lesser included offense of first degree assault. In 2010, at six and one-half years of age, D.A. was hospitalized at a weight of j...

In re Search Warrant for Records From AT&T  
Date: June 9, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-0187

Justia Opinion Summary: Because the issuance of extraterritorial search warrants is not expressly prohibited by the legislature, and because the amicus did not identify any constitutional limitations applicable to these facts, the Court held th...

Segtel, Inc. v. City of Nashua  
Date: June 9, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-0305

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff segTEL, Inc. was a telecommunications company that owned and/or operated a fiber optic cable network throughout New Hampshire, including within the City of Nashua. It did not own any poles or conduits within th...

Condominiums at Lilac Lane Unit Owners Assn. v. Monument Garden, LLC  
Date: June 9, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-0357

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Condominiums at Lilac Lane Unit Owners’ Association (Lilac) appealed a superior court order granting summary judgment to defendants Monument Garden, LLC (Monument Garden) and Eastern Bank. The trial court deter...

New Hampshire v. Robinson  
Date: June 2, 2017
Docket Numbers: 2013-0480, 2013-0635, 2015-0429

Justia Opinion Summary: The general rule is that evidence must be excluded if it is discovered as a result of police misconduct. “The inevitable discovery doctrine, with its distinct requirements, is in reality an extrapolation from the indepen...

Appeal of New Hampshire Electric Cooperative, Inc.  
Date: June 2, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-0625

Justia Opinion Summary: New Hampshire Electric Cooperative, Inc. (NHEC) filed tax abatement appeals to the Board of Tax and Land Appeals (BTLA) for 23 municipal assessments of its property that occurred in 2011 and 2012. The BTLA held a consoli...

Appeal of Public Service Company of New Hampshire d/b/a Eversource Energy  
Date: June 2, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-0626

Justia Opinion Summary: The New Hampshire Supreme Court affirmed an order of the New Hampshire Board of Tax and Land Appeals (BTLA) denying 77 of Public Service Company of New Hampshire's (d/b/a Eversource Energy (PSNH) 86 individual tax abatem...

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