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In the Matter of McAndrews and Woodson  
Date: August 10, 2018
Docket Number: 2017-0518

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Eric McAndrews appealed an order recommended by a Marital Master (DalPra, M.) and approved by the Circuit Court which dismissed his petition to modify a parenting plan on inconvenient forum grounds. The parent...

Moore v. Grau  
Date: August 8, 2018
Docket Number: 2017-0035

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Cheryl Moore, M.D. appealed a superior court order granting summary judgment to defendants attorney Charles Grau and Upton Hatfield, LLP, on plaintiff’s claims for legal malpractice, violation of the New Hampsh...

Grady v. Jones Lang Lasalle Construction Co., Inc.  
Date: August 8, 2018
Docket Number: 2017-0371

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Steven Grady appealed a superior court order granting summary judgment to defendants, Jones Lang LaSalle Construction Company, Inc. (Jones Lang), and Liberty Mutual Insurance Company and Liberty Mutual Group, I...

Perreault v. Town of New Hampton  
Date: July 20, 2018
Docket Number: 2017-0225

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs owned approximately 0.3 acres on the shore of Lake Waukewan in New Hampton. Per the town’s zoning ordinance, the property was subject to a twenty-foot side yard setback and a thirty-five-foot front setback alo...

Stachulski v. Apple New England, LLC  
Date: July 18, 2018
Docket Number: 2016-0692

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Brandon Stachulski brought suit against defendant Apple New England, LLC (operating an Applebee's Neighborhood Bar and Grill), under a theory of strict products liability alleging that he contracted salmonella...

New Hampshire v. Hanes  
Date: July 18, 2018
Docket Number: 2017-0170

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Michael Hanes appealed after a jury convicted him for improper influence. The charges arose over Pembroke New Hampshire's Department of Public Works plowed the town's roads and sidewalks; defendant contacted Da...

Opinion of the Justices (Definition of Resident and Residence)  
Date: July 12, 2018
Docket Number: 2018-0267

Justia Opinion Summary: The New Hampshire Secretary of State transmitted a certified copy of a resolution of the Governor and Executive Council requesting an opinion of the New Hampshire Supreme Court regarding House Bill 1264, an act to amend...

New Hampshire v. Norman  
Date: July 6, 2018
Docket Number: 2017-0280

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Robert Norman appealed his convictions on seven counts of possession of child sexual abuse images following a bench trial on stipulated facts in Superior Court. On appeal, he argued the superior court erred by...

New Hampshire v. Boggs  
Date: July 6, 2018
Docket Number: 2017-0345

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Brittany Boggs appealed two felony convictions by jury on charges relating to issuing bad checks. She argued on appeal: (1) that the evidence presented at trial was insufficient to convict her of either felony;...

In re Y.L.  
Date: July 3, 2018
Docket Number: 2017-0482

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue before the New Hampshire Supreme Court in this matter was whether, under New Hampshire’s adoption statute, petitioner, J.P., an unmarried male, could become the adoptive father of Y.L., an adult female, without...

Polonsky v. Town of Bedford  
Date: June 28, 2018
Docket Number: 2016-0354

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Richard Polonsky appealed, and defendant Town of Bedford (Town) cross-appealed a superior court order on the parties’ cross-motions for summary judgment as to plaintiff’s petition for injunctive and declaratory...

Town of Pembroke v. Town of Allenstown  
Date: June 22, 2018
Docket Number: 2017-0066

Justia Opinion Summary: This case presented two questions arising out of the operation of the Suncook Wastewater Treatment Facility (the “Facility”) in Allenstown, New Hampshire, for the New Hampshire Supreme Court's review. First, under an int...

Loon Valley Homeowner's Association v. Pollock  
Date: June 22, 2018
Docket Number: 2017-0198

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Loon Valley Homeowner’s Association (the Association), appealed a superior court order denying its petition to quiet title to land owned by defendant Lewis Pollock and the decedent, Norman Wallack, based upon a...

New Hampshire v. Surrell  
Date: June 22, 2018
Docket Number: 2017-0246

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Jeremy Surrell appealed a superior court order denying his petition to suspend his sentence under RSA 651:20, I (2016). Defendant was indicted on four counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault (AFSA). These...

In the Matter of Vivian Silva and Robert Silva  
Date: June 8, 2018
Docket Numbers: 2017-0063, 2016-0478

Justia Opinion Summary: In consolidated appeals, petitioner Vivian Silva appealed two circuit court orders in her divorce from respondent Robert Silva. She argued the trial court erred when it: (1) deviated from the child support guidelines; (2...

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