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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...

Town of Goshen v. Casagrande  
Date: January 26, 2018
Docket Number: 2017-0137

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-landowner Carl Casagrande appealed a superior court order that granted summary judgment to plaintiff Town of Goshen. The issue before the trial court was whether a section of road abutting Casagrande’s property...

Public Service Company of New Hampshire v. Town of Bow  
Date: January 11, 2018
Docket Number: 2016-0668

Justia Opinion Summary: The Town of Bow (town) appealed a superior court order granting plaintiff Public Service Company of New Hampshire (PSNH) an abatement of taxes on its property in the town for tax years 2012 and 2013. PSNH owns certain sp...

Gallant’s Case
Date: December 29, 2017
Docket Number: LD-2017-0010
International Business Machines Corp. v. Khoury  
Date: December 21, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-0258

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) appealed a superior court order upholding a wage claim decision issued by the New Hampshire Department of Labor (DOL) in favor of appellee Gary Khoury. As part...

Balise v. Balise  
Date: December 21, 2017
Docket Number: 2017-0110

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants Brad Balise (Brad), Jon Carpenter, and his mother, Winifred Carpenter, appealed a trial court order quieting title in favor of the plaintiffs Janet and Stanley Balise, and declaring plaintiffs had a right to u...

Hodges & Johnson  
Date: December 12, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-0130

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants Alan Johnson, Joseph McDonald, and William Saturley, appealed a probate court order which set aside “decantings” from two 2004 irrevocable trusts of which plaintiffs, David A. Hodges, Jr. (David Jr.), Barry R....

In the Matter of Emily Sanborn and Timothy E. Sanborn  
Date: December 8, 2017
Docket Numbers: 2016-0259, 2016-0629

Justia Opinion Summary: In consolidated appeals, petitioner Emily Sanborn, and respondent Timothy Sanborn, appealed circuit court orders that ruled on Timothy’s post-divorce motions. Emily argued the trial court erred by ordering that responden...

Appeal of Patrick Roland  
Date: December 8, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-0667

Justia Opinion Summary: Respondent Patrick Roland appealed a New Hampshire Department of Safety (Department) decision requiring the installation of an ignition interlock device in his vehicle as a condition of restoration of his driver’s licens...

Appeal of Estate of Beatrice Jakobiec  
Date: November 30, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-0427

Justia Opinion Summary: Claimant Edmund Hibbard, Esq., Administrator of the Estate of Beatrice Jakobiec (Estate), appealed a New Hampshire Bar Association Public Protection Fund Committee (PPFC) decision finding that the Estate was entitled to...

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