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Vermont v. Madigan
Date: April 17, 2015
Citation: 2015 VT 59
Docket Number: 2013-242

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Charles (Hank) Madigan appealed his conviction on three counts of lewd and lascivious behavior with a child. The charges related to three incidents which the victim, A.R., described in her testimony. On appeal,...

MacCormack v. MacCormack
Date: April 17, 2015
Citation: 2015 VT 64
Docket Number: 2013-390

Justia Opinion Summary: Father appealed the trial court's award of sole legal and physical parental rights and responsibilities to mother. He also appealed the court's calculation and division of marital assets, challenging the application of a...

Citimortgage, Inc. v. Dusablon & Horizon Heights Cond. Ass'n.
Date: April 17, 2015
Citation: 2015 VT 68
Docket Number: 2014-012

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Horizon Heights Condominium Association sought to recover from joint condominium owners Ronald and Joan Dusablon the monthly dues that accrued after the Dusablons redeemed their foreclosed-upon condominium. The...

Hemond v. Frontier Communications
Date: April 17, 2015
Citation: 2015 VT 66
Docket Number: 2014-116

Justia Opinion Summary: This case stemmed from an indemnity dispute between two defendants in a suit arising after plaintiff Michael Hemond suffered a tragic electrocution injury while working on an electrical switch. Defendant Frontier Communi...

In re Appeal of MDY Taxes, Inc., & Village Car Wash, Inc.
Date: April 17, 2015
Citation: 2015 VT 65
Docket Number: 2014-140

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal arose out of a decision by the Town of Middlebury Development Review Board (DRB) to approve appellee Jolley Associates, LLC's application for a Planned Unit Development (PUD) to add a car wash to an existing...

Hemond v. Frontier Communications
Date: April 17, 2015
Citation: 2015 VT 67
Docket Number: 2014-236

Justia Opinion Summary: This case stemmed from an indemnity dispute between two defendants in a suit arising after plaintiff Michael Hemond suffered a tragic electrocution injury while working on an electrical switch. Defendant Frontier Communi...

In re K.R.
Date: April 10, 2015
Citation: 2015 VT 58
Docket Number: 2013-407

Justia Opinion Summary: In February 2004, the Department for Children and Families (DCF) determined that petitioner K.R. placed her son T.F. at risk of harm, and it included her name on the Child Protection Registry. This determination followed...

Vermont v. Vezina
Date: April 10, 2015
Citation: 2015 VT 56
Docket Number: 2014-021

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2013, defendant Robert Vezina pleaded guilty to one count of petit larceny in connection with the theft of seven pieces of musical equipment in July 2012. Defendant's sentence included a restitution order. The items t...

In re T.S.S.
Date: April 10, 2015
Citation: 2015 VT 55
Docket Number: 2014-206

Justia Opinion Summary: Respondent T.S.S. appealed a Superior Court decision granting the commissioner of the Department of Mental Health's application for a continued order of non-hospitalization (ONH) compelling T.S.S. to continue undergoing...

B&C Management Vermont, Inc. v. John, Ringey & Beck
Date: April 10, 2015
Citation: 2015 VT 61
Docket Number: 2014-224

Justia Opinion Summary: Tenant was the successor lessee to a thirty-year lease on a commercial property in Brattleboro. The lease was executed in 1987. The lease established a basic annual rent of $26,500 in paragraph 8, and then set forth how...

In re PRB Docket No. 2014-133
Date: April 9, 2015
Citation: 2015 VT 63
Docket Number: 2014-378

In re PRB Docket No. 2012-155
Date: April 3, 2015
Citation: 2015 VT 57
Docket Number: 2014-082

Cincinnati Specialty Underwriters Ins. Co. v. Energy Wise Homes, Inc.
Date: April 3, 2015
Citation: 2015 VT 52
Docket Number: 2014-165

Justia Opinion Summary: Insurer Cincinnati Specialty Underwriters Insurance Company appealed a trial court's order granting summary judgment to defendants Energy Wise, Inc. and Michael and Shirley Uhler in this declaratory-judgment action. Ener...

Dyke v. Scopetti
Date: April 3, 2015
Citation: 2015 VT 53
Docket Number: 2014-232

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue on appeal to the Supreme Court in this case centered on a father's obligation to pay college tuition for his daughters pursuant to a Pennsylvania child-support order. The parties, father Frank A. Scopetti, Jr.,...

State v. Baker
Date: April 3, 2015
Citation: 2015 VT 62
Docket Number: 2015-119

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