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Town of Ira v. Vermont League of Cities and Towns
Date: October 31, 2014
Citation: 2014 VT 115
Docket Number: 2013-373

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Town of Ira brought this action to recover from its insurer, Vermont League of Cities and Towns Property and Casualty Intermunicipal Fund, Inc. (PACIF), certain losses related to the embezzlement of town funds...

Vermont v. Wilt
Date: October 24, 2014
Citation: 2014 VT 114
Docket Number: 2013-119

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Maureen Wilt appeals a conviction for driving under the influence (DUI) on grounds that the trial court improperly allowed a police trooper to testify about the results of a field-sobriety test he administered...

State v. Hughes
Date: October 10, 2014
Citation: 2014 VT 112
Docket Number: 2014-356

State v. Campbell
Date: October 7, 2014
Citation: 2014 VT 113
Docket Number: 2014-350

Shaddy v. State of Vermont Office of Professional Regulation
Date: September 19, 2014
Citation: 2014 VT 111
Docket Number: 2013-303

Justia Opinion Summary: This was an interlocutory appeal of superior court decision, on appeal from a decision of an appellate officer, remanding this disciplinary case to the Board of Nursing to determine whether the Board intended that the ca...

Parker v. Potter
Date: September 12, 2014
Citation: 2014 VT 109
Docket Number: 2013-263

Justia Opinion Summary: This dispute involved the parties' neighboring plots of land. Plaintiffs claimed that through adverse possession, they acquired several strips of land adjacent to their property: a triangular area used for parking, a sma...

City of Newport v. Village of Derby Center
Date: September 12, 2014
Docket Number: 2013-310

City of Newport v. Village of Derby Center
Date: September 12, 2014
Citation: 2014 VT 108
Docket Number: 2013-310

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1997, the Village of Derby Center and the City of Newport entered into a contract whereby the Village would supply 10,000 gallons of water per day to the City. The City claimed that the contract did not authorize the...

State v. Pelletier
Date: September 9, 2014
Citation: 2014 VT 110
Docket Number: 2014-291

Currie v. Jané
Date: September 5, 2014
Citation: 2014 VT 261
Docket Number: 2013-261

Justia Opinion Summary: The parties in this case met in 2002 or 2003 and had a romantic relationship. In August 2007, the pair bought a house in Orwell. Prior to the purchase, plaintiff had been renting an apartment within the house from the ow...

In re Babson
Date: August 29, 2014
Citation: 2014 VT 105
Docket Number: 2012-041

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner's state-appointed counsel filed an untimely notice of appeal of the trial court's denial of petitioner's first post-conviction relief (PCR) petition. It was uncontested that by failing to timely file a notice...

Evans v. Cote
Date: August 29, 2014
Citation: 2014 VT 104
Docket Number: 2013-077

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed a superior court order concluding that defendant violated 13 V.S.A. 3701(c) by intentionally knocking down a tree that belonged to plaintiff and trespassed on plaintiff’s land, and granted plaintiff $1...

Ainsworth v. Chandler
Date: August 29, 2014
Citation: 2014 VT 107
Docket Numbers: 2013-084, 2013-209

Justia Opinion Summary: Cases consolidated cases for appellate review stemmed from alleged injuries suffered by plaintiff Faye Ainsworth while she was at defendant Charles Chandler’s business, Chandler Electric. Plaintiff sued claiming she was...

Vermont v. Perry
Date: August 29, 2014
Citation: 2014 VT 102
Docket Number: 2013-337

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Roger Perry appealed the trial court's issuance of a mittimus ordering the Department of Corrections (DOC) not to give defendant credit for time served in connection with prior convictions. The State did not ch...

In re Musto Wastewater System
Date: August 29, 2014
Citation: 2014 VT 103
Docket Numbers: 2013-366, 2013-367

Justia Opinion Summary: This case centered on a disputed permit for a wastewater system and potable water supply granted to applicants David and Martha Musto for a home on Lake Bomoseen. Next-door neighbor Carolyn Hignite appealed the environme...

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