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City of Portland v. Chau  
Date: December 11, 2018
Citation: 2018 ME 161
Docket Number: 2018 ME 161

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the judgment of the district court finding that the City of Portland had proved that Appellant, the owner of an apartment building, had violated violated fire, electrical, and life saf...

State v. Burton  
Date: December 11, 2018
Citation: 2018 ME 162
Docket Number: 2018 ME 162

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court convicting Defendant of intentional or knowing murder and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, holding that the court did not err in the way...

In re Child of Stephenie F.  
Date: December 11, 2018
Citation: 2018 ME 163
Docket Number: 2018 ME 163

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), holding that the court’s findings were supported b...

In re Child of Kaysean M.  
Date: December 6, 2018
Citation: 2018 ME 156
Docket Number: 2018 ME 156

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

In re Child of Adam E.  
Date: December 6, 2018
Citation: 2018 ME 157
Docket Number: 2018 ME 157

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

In re Child of Domenick B.  
Date: December 6, 2018
Citation: 2018 ME 158
Docket Number: 2018 ME 158

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the order of the district court terminating Father’s parental rights to his child, holding that sufficient evidence supported the court’s finding of parental unfitness and that the cou...

In re Child of Edward F.  
Date: December 6, 2018
Citation: 2018 ME 159
Docket Number: 2018 ME 159

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the judgment of the district court terminating Father’s parental rights to his three children, holding that the court did not err in its unfitness or best interest determinations. Spe...

State v. Gerrier  
Date: December 6, 2018
Citation: 2018 ME 160
Docket Number: 2018 ME 160

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed Appellant’s conviction of gross sexual assault, unlawful sexual contact, and furnishing liquor to a minor, holding that the court did not err in determining that Appellant was competen...

In re Child of Tanya C.  
Date: November 20, 2018
Citation: 2018 ME 153
Docket Number: 2018 ME 153

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

Opinion of the Justices
Date: November 20, 2018
Citation: 2018 ME 154
State v. Matatall  
Date: November 20, 2018
Citation: 2018 ME 155
Docket Number: 2018 ME 155

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court convicting Defendant of operating under the influence (OUI) with one prior OUI offense, holding that the court did not abuse its discretion during the p...

Guardianship of David P.  
Date: November 15, 2018
Citation: 2018 ME 151
Docket Number: 2018 ME 151

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the judgment of the probate court appointing the Department of Health and Human Services as David P.’s limited public guardian pursuant to Me. Rev. Stat. 18-A, 5-601, holding that any...

Gammon v. Boggs  
Date: November 15, 2018
Citation: 2018 ME 152
Docket Number: 2018 ME 151

Justia Opinion Summary: In this dispute over the location of the boundary between the land of Appellees and the land of Appellants, the Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the judgment of the superior court declaring the location of that boundary l...

In re Child of Mercedes D.  
Date: November 13, 2018
Citation: 2018 ME 149
Docket Number: 2018 ME 149

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

In re Child of Troy C.  
Date: November 13, 2018
Citation: 2018 ME 150
Docket Number: 2018 ME 150

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the judgment of the district court terminating the parental rights of Mother and Father to their child pursuant to me. Rev. Stat. 4055(1)(A)(1)(a) and (B)(2)(a), (b)(i)-(iv), holding t...

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