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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...

Vention Medical Advanced Components, Inc. v. Pappas  
Date: June 8, 2018
Docket Number: 2016-0696

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants, Nikolaos Pappas and Ascend Medical, Inc. (Ascend), appealed multiple orders of the Superior Court ruling that they misappropriated trade secrets of plaintiff Vention Medical Advanced Components, Inc. d/b/a Ad...

In re J.H.; In re A.H.  
Date: June 8, 2018
Docket Number: 2017-0086

Justia Opinion Summary: Father challenged the Circuit Court’s authority to hold a hearing to determine his parental fitness to regain custody of his children, J.H. and A.H., following the dismissal of the neglect petitions filed by the New Hamp...

In re Search Warrant for 1832 Candia Road, Manchester, New Hampshire  
Date: June 8, 2018
Docket Number: 2017-0346

Justia Opinion Summary: Richard Exline appealed a circuit court order denying his motion for the immediate return of seized property on the ground that the affidavit supporting the search warrant under which the seizure occurred failed to estab...

Appeal of Nicole Collins  
Date: June 8, 2018
Docket Number: 2017-0515

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Nicole Collins appealed a New Hampshire Personnel Appeals Board (board) decision upholding the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) decision to dismiss her from employment. Prior to her...

New Hampshire v. Drown  
Date: June 5, 2018
Docket Number: 2017-0030

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Kevin Drown was convicted by jury on three counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault, and one count of felonious sexual assault. On appeal, he argued the Trial Court erred by permitting the prosecutor to: (...

New Hampshire v. Burris  
Date: June 5, 2018
Docket Number: 2017-0409

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant David Burris was indicted on three counts of felony reckless conduct. The indictment alleged defendant engaged in reckless conduct when, during a home visit to a probationer he was supervising, he discharged a...

New Hampshire v. Serpa  
Date: May 24, 2018
Docket Number: 2017-0143

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Bailey Serpa appealed a superior court order requiring him to register as a sexual offender. On appeal, defendant argued registration as a sexual offender for a conviction of violating RSA 649-B:4 was contrary...

Appeal of Algonquin Gas Transmission, LLC  
Date: May 22, 2018
Docket Number: 2017-0007

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellants, Algonquin Gas Transmission, LLC (Algonquin) and Public Service Company of New Hampshire d/b/a Eversource Energy (Eversource), appealed a New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission (PUC) order dismissing Everso...

Appeal of Allen et al.  
Date: May 11, 2018
Docket Number: 2017-0313

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioners Mary Allen, Fred Ward, and other interested parties, appealed the decision of the New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee (Committee) authorizing respondent Antrim Wind Energy, LLC (Antrim Wind), to construct...

Appeal of N. Miles Cook, III  
Date: May 4, 2018
Docket Number: 2017-0142

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner N. Miles Cook, III, appealed a Wetlands Council (Council) ruling upholding the decision of the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES) denying his request for a permit to reconstruct and exten...

Rizzo v. Allstate Insurance Company  
Date: May 1, 2018
Docket Number: 2016-0592

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Allstate Insurance Company appealed a superior court order granting the motion for partial summary judgment filed by plaintiff Joseph Rizzo, and denying the cross-motion for partial summary judgment filed by Al...

New Hampshire v. Watson  
Date: May 1, 2018
Docket Number: 2017-0104

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Brian Watson appealed his conviction by a jury for felony sale of a controlled drug with death resulting. On appeal, he argued the superior court erred by: (1) denying his motion to suppress statements allegedl...

Slania Enterprises, Inc. v. Appledore Medical Group, Inc.  
Date: May 1, 2018
Docket Number: 2017-0159

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Slania Enterprises, Inc. appealed a superior court decision to grant defendant Appledore Medical Group, Inc.’s motion to dismiss as time-barred a petition to recover damages stemming from an alleged breach of a...

Appeal of State Employees Association/Service Employees International Union, Local 1984  
Date: April 25, 2018
Docket Number: 2017-0115

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, the State Employees’ Association of New Hampshire/Service Employees’ International Union, Local 1984 (Union), appealed a New Hampshire Public Employee Labor Relations Board (PELRB) order dismissing its unfair...

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