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Fat Bullies Farm, LLC v. Devenport  
Date: May 26, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-0692

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Fat Bullies Farm, LLC (Fat Bullies), and the counterclaim defendants, Donald Gould and Peter Simmons, appealed certain superior court findings and rulings made during the course of litigation with defendants Al...

DirecTV, Inc. v. Town of New Hampton  
Date: May 26, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-0151

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff DirecTV, Inc. appealed a superior court decision denying a petition for property tax abatement for the tax years 2007, 2008, and 2009. The property at issue was located in New Hampton and used by DirecTV as a s...

In the Matter of Kelly & Fernandes-Prabhu  
Date: May 26, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-0243

Justia Opinion Summary: RSA 461-A:11, I(a) permits a court to modify a parenting plan only when the parties agree to specific modification terms. Because the parties here disagreed about specific modification terms, they did not “agree to a mod...

Garod v. Steiner Law Office, PLLC  
Date: May 17, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-0178

Justia Opinion Summary: Based on the facts of this case, the New Hampshire Supreme Court found that the superior court erred in granting summary judgment, because the superior court gave no explanation for denying plaintiff’s contractual lien c...

Carr & Town of New London  
Date: May 17, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-0350

Justia Opinion Summary: Respondent Town of New London (Town) appealed a superior court order granting summary judgment to petitioners Robert Carr and Raoul & Karen, LLC (Raoul & Karen), in their appeal of the Town’s denial of their request for...

New Hampshire v. Rice  
Date: May 12, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-0457

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Kyree Rice appealed his convictions for one count of attempted murder, and two counts of first degree assault. He argued the superior court erred by not instructing the jury on the principle that the “act of pr...

Petition of Willeke  
Date: May 12, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-0079

Justia Opinion Summary: A maternal great-grandmother and a maternal step great grandfather appealed after a circuit court dismissed their petition for visitation with their minor great-grandchild. The circuit court found, and the New Hampshire...

New Hampshire v. Wilson  
Date: April 25, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-0404

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Max Wilson was convicted by jury on four counts of violating RSA 632-A:10 (2016), which prohibited persons convicted of certain offenses from providing child care services. At issue was whether “help[ing the vi...

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...

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