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Vermont v. Lucas
Date: July 10, 2015
Citation: 2015 VT 92
Docket Number: 2014-047

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Jeremy Lucas appealed a trial-court order finding him in violation of a probation condition (imposed as part of a deferred-sentencing agreement) requiring prior approval from a probation officer before he chang...

Arapaho Owners Association, Inc. v. Alpert
Date: July 10, 2015
Citation: 2015 VT 93
Docket Number: 2014-120

Justia Opinion Summary: The Board of Directors of the Arapaho Owners Association ("BOD," appellant) petitioned for a declaratory judgment seeking to reform the condominium's declaration to reflect the actual number of condominium units built an...

Vermont v. Cavett
Date: July 2, 2015
Citation: 2015 VT 91
Docket Number: 2014-124

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed a superior court decision that concluded he violated the condition of his probation requiring him to complete the Vermont Treatment Program for Sexual Abusers (VTPSA). The court found that defendant fa...

In re Zaremba Group Act 250 Permit
Date: June 26, 2015
Docket Number: 2014-162

In re Zaremba Group Act 250 Permit
Date: June 26, 2015
Citation: 2015 VT 88
Docket Number: 2014-162

Justia Opinion Summary: Zaremba Group was the owner of the 10.08-acre plot of land in question in this case. The proposed building site lies within the floodway of Lovers Lane Brook. The Project, the building of a Dollar General store, would re...

Frazer v. Olson
Date: June 26, 2015
Citation: 2015 VT 84
Docket Number: 2014-205

Justia Opinion Summary: Mother appealed the parent-child contact and property division orders in a final divorce decree that assign her sole parental rights and responsibilities with regard to the parties' children. On appeal, she argued that t...

Vermont v. Eldert
Date: June 19, 2015
Citation: 2015 VT 87
Docket Number: 2014-141

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Stephen L. Eldert appealed the revocation of his probation resulting from a violation of a probation condition that he not purchase, possess, or consume alcohol. After review, the Supreme Court concluded that t...

Bradford's Trucking, Inc. v. Department of Labor
Date: June 19, 2015
Docket Number: 2014-230

Bradford's Trucking, Inc. v. Department of Labor
Date: June 19, 2015
Citation: 2015 VT 85
Docket Number: 2014-230

Justia Opinion Summary: Employer Bradford's Trucking, Inc. appealed an Employment Security Board ruling that certain individuals were employees of the company for purposes of assessing unemployment taxes. Eileen Bradford has worked for employer...

Hallsmith v. City of Montpelier
Date: June 19, 2015
Citation: 2015 VT 83
Docket Number: 2014-346

Justia Opinion Summary: Gwendolyn Hallsmith was the planning and community development director for the City of Montpelier. Her employment was protected by a "justifiable cause" provision in the City's personnel plan. In November 2013, City Man...

Alvarez v. Katz and Berger
Date: June 19, 2015
Docket Number: 2014-385

Alvarez v. Katz
Date: June 19, 2015
Citation: 2015 VT 86
Docket Number: 2014-385

Justia Opinion Summary: This was a case of protracted litigation between neighbors over a maple tree. The maple tree in question was about sixty-five years old and stood about sixty-five feet tall. The trunk or stem of the tree was located enti...

Glassford v. Dufresne & Associates, P.C.
Date: June 12, 2015
Citation: 2015 VT 77
Docket Number: 2014-194

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs Heidi and James Glassford appealed a superior court decision denying their motion for summary judgment and granting it to defendant Dufresne & Associates, P.C. on plaintiffs' claims of negligent misrepresentat...

LaMothe v. LeBlanc
Date: June 12, 2015
Citation: 2015 VT 78
Docket Number: 2014-227

Justia Opinion Summary: In this parentage action, the family court, in a 2006 order based on the parties' stipulation, assigned physical rights and responsibilities to mother and ordered father to pay mother $175 per month in child support. Bec...

Vermont v. Mottolese
Date: June 12, 2015
Citation: 2015 VT 81
Docket Number: 2014-245

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Allstate Bail Bonds ("Allstate") challenged the trial court's decision to grant the State's motion for forfeiture of bond. Defendant was arraigned for grand larceny and possession of stolen property. Two days l...

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