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Vermont v. Campbell
Date: March 27, 2015
Citation: 2015 VT 50
Docket Number: 2014-026

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Gordon Campbell appealed two special sex-offender conditions of probation imposed upon him following being sentenced on a plea agreement for one count of aggravated assault and one count of sexual assault. The...

In re New England Police Benevolent Association Petition for Election of Collective Bargaining Representative
Date: March 27, 2015
Citation: 2015 VT 51
Docket Number: 2014-146

Justia Opinion Summary: The New England Police Benevolent Association (NEPBA) appealed the Vermont Labor Relations Board's dismissal of NEPBA's petition for election of a collective-bargaining representative for NEPBA's failure to provide justi...

PH West Dover Property, LLC. v. Lalancette Engineers
Date: March 20, 2015
Citation: 2015 VT 48
Docket Number: 2013-157

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs appealed the grant of summary judgment in favor of defendant realtor who represented the seller in the sale of an inn. Plaintiffs argued that the trial court erred in concluding that defendant's alleged misrep...

In re Application of Lathrop Limited Partnership I, II and III
Date: March 20, 2015
Citation: 2015 VT 49
Docket Numbers: 2013-444, 2013-445, 2013-446

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal stemmed from a decision of the Superior Court, Environmental Division in three consolidated dockets, "all of which carved a very long and circuitous path through the lower tribunals" before presented for the...

Vermont v. Breed
Date: March 13, 2015
Citation: 2015 VT 43
Docket Number: 2013-288

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted by jury of sexual assault and sexual assault of a vulnerable adult based on a single incident. Defendant was in his seventies at the time of the incident that led to the charges against him, and l...

Smiley v. Vermont
Date: March 6, 2015
Citation: 2015 VT 42
Docket Number: 2013-257

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1996, claimant injured his left ankle during the scope of his employment as a game warden with the State of Vermont. On July 8, 1996, his treating orthopedic physician indicated in medical notes that claimant's injuri...

Vermont v. Hurley
Date: March 6, 2015
Citation: 2015 VT 46
Docket Number: 2014-032

Justia Opinion Summary: In June 2013, defendant was driving through downtown Bennington when he was stopped by a police officer. The officer stopped defendant after the officer saw a pine-tree-shaped air freshener hanging from the defendant's r...

Marshall v. Vermont State Hospital
Date: March 6, 2015
Citation: 2015 VT 47
Docket Number: 2014-107

Justia Opinion Summary: Claimant worked at the Vermont State Hospital as a psychiatric technician and ward aide. His duties involved lifting and dealing with patients who could be combative. Claimant suffered work-related injuries on three sepa...

In re Request for Jurisdictional Opinion re: Changes in Physical Structure and Use at Burlington International Airport for F-35A
Date: March 6, 2015
Citation: 2015 VT 41
Docket Number: 2014-192

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue this case presented for the Supreme Court's review centered on whether Act 250 jurisdiction extended to the siting and related construction proposed for the Vermont Air National Guard Base at the Burlington Int...

State v. Weaver
Date: March 6, 2015
Citation: 2015 VT 44
Docket Number: 2015-068

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...

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