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Recent Decisions From the Maine Supreme Judicial Court

Hearts with Haiti, Inc., et al. v. Paul Kendrick
Date: February 21, 2019
Citation: 2019 ME 26
Jacob Berry v. Mainstream Finance
Date: February 21, 2019
Citation: 2019 ME 27
State of Maine v. Philip S. Fournier
Date: February 21, 2019
Citation: 2019 ME 28
In re Adoption of Riahleigh M.  
Date: February 14, 2019
Citation: 2019 ME 24
Docket Number: 2019 ME 24

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed two separate judgments of the probate court granting the petitions of half-sisters’ maternal grandmother to terminate the fathers’ parental rights as part of the proceeding through whi...

Dubois v. Town of Arundel  
Date: February 12, 2019
Citation: 2019 ME 21
Docket Number: 2019 ME 21

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the order of the superior court dismissing Plaintiffs’ complaint but vacated the order imposing sanctions on Plaintiffs, holding that the superior court abused its discretion in imposi...

In re Adoption of Ivan M.  
Date: February 12, 2019
Citation: 2019 ME 22
Docket Number: 2019 ME 22

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the judgment of the probate court terminating the parental rights of Mother and Father pursuant to Me. Rev. Stat. 18-A, 9-204(a)-(b) and Me. Rev. Stat. 22, 4055(1)(A)(2), (B)(2)(a) and...

In re Patricia S.  
Date: February 12, 2019
Citation: 2019 ME 23
Docket Number: 2019 ME 23

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Judicial Court vacated the judgment of the probate court denying the petition filed by Michael Zani and Peter Zani to be appointed co-guardians of Patricia S., their mother and an incapacitated adult, and ins...

In re Children of Travis G.  
Date: February 5, 2019
Citation: 2019 ME 20
Docket Number: 2019 ME 20

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the judgment of the district court finding that the children of Mother and Father were in jeopardy pursuant to Me. Rev. Stat. 22, 4035, holding that the court’s findings were supported...

In re Children of Bradford W.  
Date: January 29, 2019
Citation: 2019 ME 15
Docket Number: 2019 ME 15

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the judgment of the district court terminating Parents’ parental rights to their children pursuant to Me. Rev. Stat. 22, 4050-4056, holding that the record supported the court’s findin...

State v. Roy  
Date: January 29, 2019
Citation: 2019 ME 16
Docket Number: 2019 ME 16

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court convicting Defendant of three counts of possession of sexually explicit material of a minor under age twelve, holding that the court did not err in deny...

Sherwood Associates LP v. Jackson  
Date: January 29, 2019
Citation: 2019 ME 17
Docket Number: 2019 ME 17

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the decision of the superior court affirming the judgment of the district court in favor of Appellee, Appellant’s landlord, holding that Appellant’s violation of his lease in three way...

Sweet v. Breivogel  
Date: January 29, 2019
Citation: 2019 ME 18
Docket Number: 2019 ME 18

Justia Opinion Summary: In this appeal involving a dispute over payment for the construction of a traditional timber frame home, the Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the judgment of the superior court calculating the damages recoverable under th...

Warnquist v. State Tax Assessor  
Date: January 29, 2019
Citation: 2019 ME 19
Docket Number: 2019 ME 19

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the decision of the superior court granting summary judgment on Appellants’ appeal from the assessment of tax on certain foreign income, holding that there was no error in the proceedi...

State v. Ferguson  
Date: January 24, 2019
Citation: 2019 ME 10
Docket Number: 2019 ME 10

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed Defendant’s conviction of murder and elevated aggravated assault, entered after a bench trial, holding that there was no error in the proceedings below. Specifically, the Court held (...

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