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Recent Decisions From the New Hampshire Supreme Court

The State of New Hampshire v. Jose Batista-Salva
Date: February 22, 2019
Docket Number: 2016-0577
Petition of Second Chance Bail Bonds (New Hampshire v. Castine)  
Date: February 13, 2019
Docket Number: 2017-0557

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, corporate surety Second Chance Bail Bonds, appealed a superior court order requiring that a $10,000 bond petitioner posted for defendant James Castine be forfeited after defendant violated several bail condit...

New Hampshire v. Lilley  
Date: February 8, 2019
Docket Number: 2017-0116

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants were all arrested and convicted of violating a Laconia Ordinance prohibiting nudity in public places. They jointly moved to dismiss the charges against them, arguing the ordinance violated the guarantee of equ...

New Hampshire v. Proctor  
Date: February 8, 2019
Docket Number: 2018-0031

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Edward Proctor was convicted by jury on one count of violating RSA 632-A:10, I, which prohibited people convicted of certain offenses from "knowingly undertak[ing] employment or volunteer service involving the...

Rogers v. Rogers  
Date: February 1, 2019
Docket Number: 2018-0136

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Samuel Rogers appealed a superior court order dismissing his complaint against his son, Joseph Rogers, upon finding that the probate court and not the superior court, retained exclusive subject matter jurisdict...

In re C.O.; In re G.L.  
Date: February 1, 2019
Docket Number: 2018-0269

Justia Opinion Summary: Respondent, the biological mother of C.O. and G.L., appealed a circuit court order terminating her parental rights over the two minor children on the ground that she failed to correct the conditions that led to the circu...

Hart v. Warden, New Hampshire State Prison  
Date: January 24, 2019
Docket Number: 2017-0665

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Kenneth Hart appealed a superior court order denying his petition for a writ of habeas corpus, alleging that he was incompetent to waive his right to counsel and represent himself at trial and on appeal follow...

Petition of New Hampshire Secretary of State  
Date: January 24, 2019
Docket Number: 2018-0208

Justia Opinion Summary: The New Hampshire Supreme Court accepted a petition in its original jurisdiction to determine whether the Superior Court erred in ordering the New Hampshire Secretary of State and the New Hampshire Attorney General, defe...

Salomon’s Case
Date: January 23, 2019
Docket Number: LD-2018-0007
Santos v. Metropolitan Property & Casualty Ins. Co.  
Date: January 17, 2019
Docket Number: 2017-0717

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Metropolitan Property and Casualty Insurance Company (Metropolitan), appealed a superior court order partially granting and partially denying its summary judgment motion as well as a cross-motion filed by plain...

MacDonald v. Jacobs  
Date: January 15, 2019
Docket Number: 2017-0682

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Lisa Jacobs appealed both a jury verdict and a permanent injunction issued by the trial court in favor of plaintiffs Lorraine and Peter MacDonald. Defendant seasonally resided in Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire. Acc...

Clark v. New Hampshire Dept. of Employment Security  
Date: January 11, 2019
Docket Number: 2017-0658

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Michelle Clark appealed a superior court order granting summary judgment to defendants the New Hampshire Department of Employment Security (DES), Dianne Carpenter, Darrell Gates, Sandra Jamak, Colleen O’Neill,...

White v. Auger  
Date: January 11, 2019
Docket Number: 2018-0006

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Quentin White filed an action to quiet title against defendants Brigitte Auger (formerly Gaudreau) and Joanne Jackson (formerly Labadie). In the spring of 1968, White met Perley Swett, the “Taylor Pond Hermit,”...

Dietz v. Town of Tuftonboro  
Date: January 8, 2019
Docket Number: 2017-0536

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs David and Katherine Dietz appealed a superior court order that upheld a zoning board of adjustment (ZBA) decision for defendant Town of Tuftonboro, which granted intervenor Sawyer Point Realty, LLC (collective...

New Hampshire v. Colbath  
Date: January 8, 2019
Docket Number: 2017-0712

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant George Colbath was convicted by jury on 17 charges of aggravated felonious sexual assault (AFSA). On appeal, he argued the Superior Court erred by admitting evidence of certain uncharged conduct pursuant to New...

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