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Flex-A-Seal, Inc. v. Safford
Date: February 27, 2015
Citation: 2015 VT 40
Docket Number: 2013-332

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Flex-A-Seal, Inc. appealed the dismissal of its complaint to renew a judgment against defendant Deborah Safford. In 2001, Flex-A-Seal sued Safford based on her alleged embezzlement of funds. The parties entered...

In re Trust of Virginia B. Newman
Date: February 27, 2015
Citation: 2015 VT 14
Docket Number: 2014-149

Justia Opinion Summary: Virginia Newman died in early 2014 at the age of ninety-eight. She created a trust in the mid-1980s after the death of her third husband. Initially, she was the sole trustee, but in 1989 she resigned, and her son Roger L...

In re C.F.
Date: February 27, 2015
Citation: 2015 VT 45
Docket Number: 2014-364

Justia Opinion Summary: Mother appealed a family division superior court decision terminating her parental rights with respect to her son, C.F. She argued that the decision, which was based in part on the family division's view that C.F. had an...

Walsh v. Cluba
Date: February 13, 2015
Citation: 2015 VT 2
Docket Number: 2013-134

Justia Opinion Summary: This case stemmed from a dispute over damage to a leased commercial space. The case was tried before a jury, which awarded plaintiff-landlord David Walsh, just under $11,000 in damages attributable to defendant-tenant Fr...

Vermont v. Fucci
Date: February 13, 2015
Citation: 2015 VT 39
Docket Number: 2013-151

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Louis Fucci, Jr. pled guilty to two counts of soliciting another person for a murder-for-hire plot, and one count of obstruction of justice by seeking to have an opposing party in a civil lawsuit killed. The hi...

Vermont v. Hutchins
Date: February 6, 2015
Citation: 2015 VT 38
Docket Number: 2013-210

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed the criminal division's denial of his motion to suppress and dismiss his charge for driving under the influence (DUI). In that motion, defendant claimed the evidence underlying his DUI charge should ha...

TBF Financial, LLC v. Gregoire
Date: February 6, 2015
Citation: 2015 VT 36
Docket Number: 2013-365

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants Barrett and Linda Gregoire, sought to amend or set aside judgments of foreclosure in favor of plaintiff bank based on claims of fraud and misrepresentation. The dispute underlying this case concerned four mult...

Obolensky v. Trombley
Date: February 6, 2015
Citation: 2015 VT 34
Docket Number: 2013-418

Justia Opinion Summary: The parties were adjoining property owners in the Town of Brandon. Michael and Jirina Obolensky owned forty acres of land, on which they operated a bed-and-breakfast in a large Victorian house located at the lower easter...

Ski, Ltd. v. Mountainside Properties, Inc.
Date: February 6, 2015
Citation: 2015 VT 33
Docket Number: 2014-001

Justia Opinion Summary: This issue this case presented for the Supreme Court's review centered on the parties' respective rights and obligations arising from a contract for the sale of land from SKI, Ltd.'s predecessor-in-interest to Mountainsi...

Birchwood Land Company, Inc. v. Krizan
Date: February 6, 2015
Citation: 2015 VT 37
Docket Number: 2014-212

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Birchwood Land Company appealed a Superior Court decision denying Birchwood's motion for attachment and granting defendant Judith Krizan's motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim. Birchwood's complaint a...

In re Ambassador Insurance Company, Inc.
Date: January 23, 2015
Citation: 2015 VT 4
Docket Number: 2013-184

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal stemmed from the liquidation of Ambassador Insurance Company, Inc., a property and casualty insurance company incorporated in Vermont. Appellant National Indemnity Company (NICO), assignee to two claims unde...

Vermont v. Noyes
Date: January 23, 2015
Citation: 2015 VT 11
Docket Number: 2013-392

Justia Opinion Summary: This case stemmed from a fight between defendant and his brother. Defendant Gordon Noyes, Jr. appealed his convictions for disorderly conduct and simple assault by mutual affray following a jury trial. He argued these c...

State v. Weaver
Date: January 23, 2015
Citation: 2015 VT 35
Docket Number: 2015-008

Nelson v. Town of St. Johnsbury
Date: January 16, 2015
Citation: 2015 VT 5
Docket Number: 2013-386

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Ralph Nelson, the former town manager of St. Johnsbury, appealed a trial court decision granting partial summary judgment to defendants, the Town of St. Johnsbury and its individual selectboard members (collect...

In re Bilmar Team Cleaners
Date: January 16, 2015
Citation: 2015 VT 10
Docket Number: 2013-414

Justia Opinion Summary: Taxpayer Blimar Team Cleaners appealed a superior court decision to uphold the Burlington Board of Tax Appeals' appraisal of its property at 150 Shelburne Road in Burlington at a value of $193,500. Taxpayer contended on...

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