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Recent Decisions From the Maine Supreme Judicial Court

State of Maine v. Jeffrey W. Roby
Date: October 17, 2017
Citation: 2017 ME 207
In re Damein F.  
Date: October 12, 2017
Citation: 2017 ME 205
Docket Number: 2017 ME 205

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the judgment of the district court terminating Father’s parental rights pursuant to Me. Rev. Sat. 22, 4055(1)(A)(1)(a) and (B)(2)(b)(i)-(ii). The court held (1) the evidence showed tha...

Eastwick v. Cate Street Capital, Inc.  
Date: October 12, 2017
Citation: 2017 ME 206
Docket Number: 2017 ME 206

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the judgment of the superior court granting Matthew Eastwick’s application to confirm an arbitration award and denying Cate Street Capital, Inc.’s competing motion to vacate that award...

State v. Biddeford Internet Corp.  
Date: October 10, 2017
Citation: 2017 ME 204
Docket Number: 2017 ME 204

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the judgment entered in the Business and Consumer Docket awarding the State and ConnectME Authority $406,852 in unpaid fees pursuant to Me. Rev. Stat. 35-A, 9216, plus interests and co...

In re Braxton M.  
Date: October 5, 2017
Citation: 2017 ME 197
Docket Number: 2017 ME 197

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the judgment of the district court terminating the parental rights of Parents to their child pursuant to Me. Rev. Stat. 22, 4055(1)(A)(1)(a) and (B)(2)(a), (b)(i)-(ii), (iv). Specifica...

In re Hope H.  
Date: October 5, 2017
Citation: 2017 ME 198
Docket Number: 2017 ME 198

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the judgment of the district court terminating the parental rights of Mother and Father to their twin sons and the parental rights of Mother to her daughter pursuant to Me. Rev. Stat....

In re Landon S.  
Date: October 5, 2017
Citation: 2017 ME 199
Docket Number: 2017 ME 199

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the judgment of the district court terminating Mother’s parental rights to her son pursuant to Me. Rev. Stat. 22, 4055(1)(A)(1)(a) and (B)(2)(a), (b)(i)-(ii), (iv). The court held (1)...

In re Marcus E.  
Date: October 5, 2017
Citation: 2017 ME 200
Docket Number: 2017 ME 200

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the judgment of the district court terminating Mother’s parental rights to her child pursuant to Me. Rev. Stat. 22, 4055(1)(A)(1)(a) and (B)(2)(a), (b)(i)-(ii). The district court foun...

In re Noah B.  
Date: October 5, 2017
Citation: 2017 ME 201
Docket Number: 2017 ME 201

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the judgment of the district court terminating Mother’s parental rights to her child pursuant to Me. Rev. Stat. 22, 4055(1)(A)(1)(a) and (B)(2)(a), (b)(i)-(ii). The district court foun...

State v. Legassie  
Date: October 5, 2017
Citation: 2017 ME 202
Docket Number: 2017 ME 202

Justia Opinion Summary: A digital photograph transmitted over the internet is legally insufficient to constitute an “exposure” pursuant to Me. Rev. Stat. 17-A, 854(1)(B), which prohibits indecent conduct. Furthermore, Me. R. Evid. 1002, requiri...

In re Keegan M.  
Date: October 5, 2017
Citation: 2017 ME 203
Docket Number: 2017 ME 203

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the judgment of the district court terminating the parental rights of Parents to their child pursuant to Me. Rev. Stat. 22, 4055(1)(A)(1)(a) and (B)(2)(a), (b)(i)-(ii). The court held...

Fissmer v. Town of Cape Elizabeth  
Date: September 19, 2017
Citation: 2017 ME 195
Docket Number: 2017 ME 195

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Judicial Court vacated the judgment of the superior court affirming a decision of the Cape Elizabeth Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA), which determined that the Cape Elizabeth Code Enforcement Officer (CEO) had...

Teele v. West-Harper  
Date: September 19, 2017
Citation: 2017 ME 196
Docket Number: 2017 ME 196

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the judgment of the district court granting Eric Teele’s motion to modify his child support obligation to his former wife but denying his request to be reimbursed for support he had pa...

Kline v. Burdin  
Date: September 14, 2017
Citation: 2017 ME 194
Docket Number: 2017 ME 194

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Judicial Court dismissed Defendant’s appeal from a judgment of the district court adopting the order of a family law magistrate granting Mother’s motion to modify a child support order included in the divorce...

Chretien v. Chretien  
Date: September 12, 2017
Citation: 2017 ME 192
Docket Number: 2017 ME 192

Justia Opinion Summary: The district court erred by issuing an order for protection from abuse entered in the district court on a complaint filed by Susan Chretien because the court explicitly did not find that Russell Chretien had abused Susan...

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