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Recent Decisions From the Vermont Supreme Court

In re J.H.  
Date: December 2, 2016
Docket Number: 2016 VT 122

Justia Opinion Summary: The State appealed the Human Services Board’s decision reversing a determination by the Economic Services Division of the Department for Children and Families (DCF) that J.H. could not be considered for a subsidized qual...

State v. Patricia Kane
Date: November 22, 2016
Docket Number: 2016 VT 121
Vermont v. Grace  
Date: November 18, 2016
Docket Number: 2016 VT 113

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Michael Grace appealed after he was convicted for driving under the influence, third offense. Among other claims, he argued that the trial court erred by proceeding with a motion to suppress hearing without him...

Vermont v. Rondeau  
Date: November 18, 2016
Docket Number: 2016 VT 117

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Michael Rondeau appealed after he was convicted on two counts of aggravated sexual assault, which were based on an information citing statutes not yet in effect at the time of the alleged criminal acts. The iss...

Vermont v. Albarelli  
Date: November 18, 2016
Docket Number: 2016 VT 119

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Cameron Albarelli was convicted by jury of simple assault, disorderly conduct, and providing false information to a police officer. He appealed, arguing that the trial court erred because (1) the trial court er...

State v. Harley L. Breer, Jr.
Date: November 17, 2016
Docket Number: 2016 VT 120
State v. Carolyn Lyford
Date: November 15, 2016
Docket Number: 2016 VT 118
Flanagan v. duMont  
Date: November 4, 2016
Docket Number: 2016 VT 115

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal stems from a dispute regarding the parties’ obligations with respect to several tax liens discovered post-divorce in light of two hold-harmless provisions in a final divorce decree. Wife argued that the trial...

In re B&M Realty, LLC  
Date: October 21, 2016
Docket Number: 2016 VT 114

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellants Natural Resources Board and Applicant Two Rivers-Ottauquechee (TRO) Regional Commission appealed the Environmental Division’s award of an Act 250 permit to Applicant B&M Realty, LLC, to construct a large mixed...

Vermont v. Powers  
Date: October 14, 2016
Docket Number: 2016 VT 110

Justia Opinion Summary: In an interlocutory appeal, the State challenged the trial court’s suppression of two sets of statements that defendant John Powers made to his probation officer. The trial court determined that suppression was warranted...

In re Mark Jankowski  
Date: October 14, 2016
Docket Number: 2016 VT 112

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Mark Jankowski appealed the denial of his petition for post-conviction relief (PCR). In November 2010, petitioner pled guilty to sexual assault on a child, and was sentenced to a term of five to twenty years,...

Chandler v. Pallito  
Date: September 23, 2016
Docket Number: 2016 VT 104

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Dennis Chandler appealed a superior court decision denying his claim for summary judgment, and granting the summary judgment motion filed by the Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Corrections. Plaintiff...

Solomon v. Guidry  
Date: September 23, 2016
Docket Number: 2016 VT 108

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Melissa Solomon appealed the dismissal, without consideration of the merits, of her petition for dissolution of a nonresident civil union. Plaintiff and defendant entered into a civil union in 2001 in Brattlebo...

In re MVP Health Insurance Company  
Date: September 23, 2016
Docket Number: 2016 VT 111

Justia Opinion Summary: This case stems from the rate filing submitted to the Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB) by MVP Health Insurance Company (MVP) with respect to the Agri-Services health insurance plan. The State of Vermont, GMCB found that...

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