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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...

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...

In re E.W.
Date: January 16, 2015
Citation: 2015 VT 7
Docket Number: 2013-441

Justia Opinion Summary: E.W. was fifteen years old, in the custody of the Department for Children and Families (DCF), and living in a foster home when in 2013, a Vermont state trooper in uniform arrived at E.W.'s foster home to investigate a br...

In re Bernice Landry
Date: January 9, 2015
Docket Number: 2012-452

Nat. Resources Bd. Land Use Panel v. Dorr
Date: January 9, 2015
Citation: 2015 VT 1
Docket Number: 2013-215

Justia Opinion Summary: The subject property was two large parcels of land in the Town of Manchester. Sand, rock, and gravel had been extracted from a portion of one or both parcels for decades. In September 1990, respondents' predecessor-in-in...

Heco v. Foster Motors
Date: January 9, 2015
Citation: 2015 VT 3
Docket Number: 2013-323

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2007, plaintiff was severely injured when a 2000 Dodge Neon that she was driving was struck from behind by another vehicle. In July 2010, she filed a personal-injury action against Midstate, the automobile dealer that...

In re Bernice Landry
Date: January 9, 2015
Citation: 2015 VT 6
Docket Number: 2013-452

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner was admitted to a nursing home in September 2010. She was eighty-seven years old at the time, and had a diagnosis of dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Petitioner's adult daughter, who had the authority to act...

In re M.K.
Date: January 9, 2015
Citation: 2015 VT 8
Docket Number: 2014-288

Justia Opinion Summary: Mother appealed a superior court (family division) order finding that her five-year-old son, M.K., was a child in need of care or supervision (CHINS) based on a single incident of abuse. She argued that the CHINS determi...

In re PRB Docket No. 2014.168
Date: January 9, 2015
Citation: 2015 VT 9
Docket Number: 2014-472

Skaskiw v. Vermont Agency of Agriculture
Date: December 19, 2014
Citation: 2014 VT 133
Docket Number: 2014-041

Justia Opinion Summary: The Vermont Spay/Neuter Incentive Program (VSNIP) was created in 2006 to subsidize dog, cat, and wolf-hybrid sterilization procedures for low-income Vermonters. Sue Skaskiw and the organization she directed, Vermont Volu...

Davis v. American Legion
Date: December 19, 2014
Citation: 2014 VT 134
Docket Number: 2014-099

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Marilyn Davis appealed the trial court's grant of defendants' Vermont Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6) motions to dismiss her claims, which sought to rectify alleged harms stemming from disagreements among Davi...

Vermont v. Hinton
Date: December 12, 2014
Citation: 2014 VT 131
Docket Number: 2014-163

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed the civil suspension of his driver's license and his conditional guilty plea to driving under the influence (DUI). He argued that the police lacked reasonable grounds to stop him, and thus, the court s...

State v. Breer
Date: December 8, 2014
Citation: 2014 VT 132
Docket Number: 2014-392

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