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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...

Plum Creek Maine Timberlands, LLC v. Vermont Dept. of Forests, Parks & Rec.  
Date: September 16, 2016
Docket Number: 2016 VT 103

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal centered on a timber harvest by landowner Plum Creek Maine Timberlands, LLC in forestland enrolled in the current-use, tax-incentive program. The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation (FPR) issu...

In re B.G.  
Date: September 16, 2016
Docket Number: 2016 VT 107

Justia Opinion Summary: B.G. was born in September 2006. Mother and father separated in 2007. B.G. has a younger half-sister, C.B., born in August 2009. Mother’s relationships with B.G.’s father and her two subsequent partners, including C.B.’s...

Wener v. Wener  
Date: September 16, 2016
Docket Number: 2016 VT 109

Justia Opinion Summary: Mother appealed a superior court order finding that her proposed relocation and parents’ breakdown in communication were changed circumstances warranting modification of parental rights and responsibilities and transferr...

Kuligoski v. Brattleboro Retreat
Date: September 16, 2016
Docket Number: 2016 VT 54A
C & S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. v. Dept. of Taxes  
Date: September 16, 2016
Docket Number: 2016 VT 77A

Justia Opinion Summary: C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc., a wholesale grocery distributor, disputed sales tax assessed by the Vermont Department of Taxes on the purchase of reusable fiberglass freezer tubs used in the transport of perishable items,...

TransCanada Hydro Northeast Inc. v. Town of Rockingham  
Date: September 9, 2016
Docket Number: 2016 VT 100

Justia Opinion Summary: Taxpayer TransCanada Hydro Northeast, Inc. appealed a superior court order setting the value of its Bellows Falls hydroelectric facility at $130,000,000, with $108,495,400 taxable by the Town of Rockingham TransCanada ar...

Rounds v. Mallets Bay Club, Inc.  
Date: September 9, 2016
Docket Number: 2016 VT 102

Justia Opinion Summary: This case centered around sixteen shares in the Malletts Bay Club, Inc. (MBC) that were sitting in escrow since 1998, when George Gordon conveyed the associated real property to J. Douglas Johnson. On summary judgment, t...

Vermont v. Hayes  
Date: September 9, 2016
Docket Number: 2016 VT 105

Justia Opinion Summary: Following her conditional plea of guilty to a charge of driving while intoxicated (DWI), second offense, defendant Lenore Hayes appealed the superior court’s denial of her motions to suppress evidence from the vehicle st...

Groves v. Green  
Date: September 9, 2016
Docket Number: 2016 VT 106

Justia Opinion Summary: Father filed a parentage action on March 19, 2015. On April 8, 2015, mother filed a stipulation of parentage and a motion that she be granted sole parental rights and responsibilities for the children and that father be...

Vermont v. Prue  
Date: September 9, 2016
Docket Number: 2016 VT 98

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Allen Prue was convicted of first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and attempted kidnapping following a jury trial. On appeal, he argued: (1) his March 27, 2012 confession should have been suppressed...

Khan v. Alpine Haven Property Owners' Association, Inc.  
Date: September 2, 2016
Docket Number: 2016 VT 101

Justia Opinion Summary: This case was the latest in a series of lawsuits, spanning more than thirty years, between defendant Alpine Haven Property Owners’ Association, Inc. (AHPOA) and certain home/lot owners. Plaintiffs filed the underlying su...

In re PRB Docket No. 2016-042
Date: September 2, 2016
Docket Number: 2016 VT 94
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