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Recent Decisions From the Vermont Supreme Court

Vermont College of Fine Arts v. City of Montpelier  
Date: February 10, 2017
Docket Number: 2017 VT 12

Justia Opinion Summary: This case concerned the taxable status of Schulmaier Hall, a building owned by the Vermont College of Fine Arts (VCFA), two-thirds of which VCFA rented to agencies of the State of Vermont (State) during the 2013 and 2014...

In re A.M., E.M., L.M.  
Date: February 10, 2017
Docket Number: 2017 VT 5

Justia Opinion Summary: Father appealed a family court judgment modifying the disposition plan and terminating his parental rights to the minors A.M., E.M., and L.M. After review of the record, the Supreme Court concluded that a single transgre...

In re G.G.  
Date: February 3, 2017
Docket Number: 2017 VT 10

Justia Opinion Summary: The patient in this case, G.G., appealed a trial court’s denial of requests by him and his counsel to let him represent himself in his mental-health proceedings and from the court’s subsequent orders of continued treatme...

Estate of Jamis Lott v. O'Neill  
Date: February 3, 2017
Docket Number: 2017 VT 11

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged with aggravated murder and two counts of murder in the second degree in the deaths of two men. Plaintiff was the estate of one of the deceased men, which brought a wrongful death action on behalf of...

State v. Myron Bullock
Date: January 27, 2017
Docket Number: 2017 VT 7
In re PRB No. 2013-145
Date: January 25, 2017
Docket Number: 2017 VT 8
Vermont v. Scales  
Date: January 20, 2017
Docket Number: 2017 VT 6

Justia Opinion Summary: In September 2014, defendant Lamar Scales was tried and convicted of three felony counts of lewd and lascivious conduct with a child that occurred between June 1, 2004 and June 1, 2006. He appealed his convictions, argui...

Myrick v. Peck Electric Company  
Date: January 13, 2017
Docket Number: 2016 VT 4

Justia Opinion Summary: Consolidated cases required the Vermont Supreme Court to revisit whether Vermont law recognized a cause of action for private nuisance based solely on aesthetic considerations. Appellants, a group of landowners from New...

In re P.K.  
Date: January 6, 2017
Docket Number: 2017 VT 3

Justia Opinion Summary: Mother appealed a superior court decision denying her motion to set aside a previous order terminating her parental rights to her daughter, P.K. Mother voluntarily relinquished her parental rights in the same proceeding...

Turner v. Shumlin  
Date: January 4, 2017
Docket Number: 2017 VT 2

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioners Representative Donald Turner, Jr. and Senator Joseph Benning, sought to enjoin respondent Governor Peter Shumlin (whose last day in office was January 5, 2017), from appointing a successor to the office held...

Vermont v. King  
Date: December 23, 2016
Docket Number: 2016 VT 131

Justia Opinion Summary: The superior court certified a question of law for the Vermont Supreme Court’s review in connection with the prosecution of defendant Geoffrey King. Specifically, the court and parties asked the Supreme Court to determin...

Vermont v. Cameron  
Date: December 23, 2016
Docket Number: 2016 VT 134

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Tristan Cameron appealed his conviction for grossly negligent operation of a motor vehicle resulting in the death of a passenger. He argued on appeal that there was not enough evidence to convict him, that test...

Representative Donald Turner v. Governor Peter Shumlin
Date: December 23, 2016
Docket Number: 2016 VT 135
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