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New Hampshire v. Washburn  
Date: April 13, 2018
Docket Number: 2016-0518

Justia Opinion Summary: Darlene Washburn was convicted by jury of possession of a schedule II controlled drug. On appeal, she argued the Trial Court erred when it: (1) denied her motion to suppress evidence seized in warrantless searches of her...

New Hampshire v. Bazinet  
Date: April 10, 2018
Docket Number: 2016-0293

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant James Bazinet was convicted by a jury of negligent homicide for driving a motor vehicle while he was intoxicated and causing a fatal collision. He appealed the rulings of the Superior Court denying his motions...

New Hampshire v. Stanin  
Date: March 30, 2018
Docket Number: 2016-0441

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Dominick Stanin, Sr. appealed after a jury convicted him for first degree assault, robbery, and being a felon in possession of a deadly weapon. On appeal he argued the evidence was insufficient to convict him o...

XTL-NH, Inc. v. New Hampshire State Liquor Com'n  
Date: March 30, 2018
Docket Number: 2016-0546

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff XTL-NH, Inc. (XTL), appealed a superior court order that defendant New Hampshire State Liquor Commission (Commission) did not breach its obligation to provide a competitive bidding process that complied with Ne...

Langevin v. Travco Insurance Company  
Date: March 30, 2018
Docket Number: 2016-0639

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs Brian and Nancy Langevin appealed a superior court order denying their motion for summary judgment and granting summary judgment to defendant, Travco Insurance Company (Travco). The trial court ruled that plai...

In the Matter of Gregory Neal and Lauren DiGiulio  
Date: March 30, 2018
Docket Number: 2016-0683

Justia Opinion Summary: Respondent Lauren DiGiulio appealed a circuit court order granting petitioner Gregory Neal's petition to rescind a voluntary acknowledgment of paternity. Respondent also appealed the trial court’s denial of a hearing on...

Petition of New Hampshire Division for Children, Youth & Families  
Date: March 15, 2018
Docket Number: 2017-0498

Justia Opinion Summary: The New Hampshire Division for Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) sought to challenge a circuit court order closing a child protection case. In November 2014, DCYF filed a petition for neglect under RSA chapter 169-C ag...

Estate of Theodore R. Mortner v. Thompson  
Date: March 7, 2018
Docket Number: 2016-0584

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal arose in the wake of the New Hampshire Supreme Court’s decision in In the Matter of Mortner & Mortner, 168 N.H. 424, 429 (2015), in which the Court held that the death of Theodore Mortner (Husband) prior to i...

Halifax-American Energy Company, LLC v. Provider Power, LLC  
Date: February 9, 2018
Docket Number: 2016-0241

Justia Opinion Summary: The plaintiffs were four companies with common owners and operators: Halifax-American Energy Company, LLC; PNE Energy Supply, LLC (PNE); Resident Power Natural Gas & Electric Solutions, LLC (Resident Power); and Freedom...

Petition of John Paul Reddam  
Date: February 9, 2018
Docket Number: 2016-0567

Justia Opinion Summary: The New Hampshire Banking Department (Department) initiated an adjudicative proceeding against CashCall, Inc. (CashCall), WS Funding, LLC (WS Funding), and John Paul Reddam, for violations of RSA chapter 399-A (2006 & Su...

New Hampshire v. Sage  
Date: February 9, 2018
Docket Number: 2016-0698

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Meghan Sage appealed her conviction for driving under the influence (DUI), second offense. On appeal, she argued that the trial court erred by: (1) denying her motion to suppress evidence derived from expansion...

In the Matter of Wendy S. White and Michael L. White  
Date: February 9, 2018
Docket Number: 2017-0133

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Wendy White (Mother) appealed a trial court order finding respondent Michael White (Father) was entitled to a retroactive modification of his support obligation based upon the emancipation of the parties’ olde...

New Hampshire v. Ruiz  
Date: January 31, 2018
Docket Number: 2016-0118

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Felix Ruiz was convicted by jury of misdemeanor receipt of stolen property; namely, a United States passport belonging to someone else. Defendant was suspected of helping others forge identity papers for others...

New Hampshire v. Karasi  
Date: January 26, 2018
Docket Number: 2016-0573

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Gedeon Karasi appealed his conviction after a jury found him guilty of attempted murder, first degree assault, armed robbery, and resisting arrest or detention. On appeal, he argued the trial court erred when i...

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