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Russell NGM Insurance Co.  
Date: November 15, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-0540

Justia Opinion Summary: Homeowner-plaintiffs Michelle and Robert Russell appealed a superior court order denying their summary judgment motion and granting that of insurer-defendant NGM Insurance Company. On appeal, the homeowners argued the t...

New Hampshire v. Gonzalez  
Date: October 27, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-0446

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Carlos Gonzalez, III appealed his convictions on two counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault, arguing the trial court erred when it vacated the pro hac vice admission of two out-of-state attorneys, thereb...

In the Matter of Patricia Sweatt & Arthur Sweatt  
Date: October 27, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-0296

Justia Opinion Summary: Respondent Arthur Sweatt appealed a circuit court order denying, in relevant part, his motions to reconsider certain orders in his divorce from Patricia Sweatt. He argued the court erred: (1) in denying his motion to aba...

Christen v. Fiesta Shows, Inc.  
Date: October 4, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-0528

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2013, 15-year-old Sophia Christen attended a carnival operated by defendant Fiesta Shows, Inc. in a fenced-in area of the Ocean State Job Lot parking lot. After Sophia and her friends shared cotton candy, they began s...

New Hampshire v. Barnaby  
Date: October 4, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-0535

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants Anthony Barnaby and David Caplin were charged with two counts each of first degree and second degree murder in the deaths of two women that occurred in 1988. The State appealed a superior court order that deni...

Appeal of Nashua School District  
Date: October 4, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-0558

Justia Opinion Summary: The Nashua School District (District) appealed an order of the New Hampshire Public Employee Labor Relations Board (PELRB) finding that the District committed an unfair labor practice by refusing to bargain with the Amer...

Ross v. Ross  
Date: September 28, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-0370

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs Wayne and Ruth Ross, trustees of the Wayne Ross Revocable Trust and the Ruth Ross Revocable Trust, respectively, appealed a superior court order in favor of defendants Donald Ross and Rossview Farm, LLC (the L...

Massachusetts Bay Insurance Company v. American Healthcare Services Association  
Date: September 28, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-0390

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Arch Specialty Insurance Company (Arch) appealed multiple superior court orders granting summary judgment to defendants Triage Staffing, Inc. (Triage), Exeter Hospital, Inc. (Exeter), and American Healthcare Se...

Barry v. New Hampshire Department of Health &Human Services  
Date: September 28, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-0398

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Daniel Barry appealed a jury verdict in favor of defendants the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (department) and William Fenniman, Jr., the director of the Division of Juvenile Justice Ser...

New Hampshire v. Fiske  
Date: September 21, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-0137

Justia Opinion Summary: Jeremy Fiske was convicted on eight counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault, and one count of possessing child pornography. He appealed, arguing the superior court erred by: (1) denying his motion for in camera rev...

New Hampshire v. Robbins  
Date: September 21, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-0235

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Andrew Robbins appealed his conviction for being a convicted felon in possession of a deadly weapon. Upon approaching the vehicle, police immediately recognized three of the four occupants from prior traffic st...

Carlson v. Latvian Lutheran Exile Church of Boston  
Date: September 21, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-0251

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Latvian Lutheran Exile Church of Boston and Vicinity Patrons, Inc. (Patrons), appealed a superior court order declaring that it did not have an easement to use a private road to access Lake Massasecum. Plaintif...

Kurowski v. Town of Chester  
Date: September 21, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-0406

Justia Opinion Summary: This case arose from an accident at a pond owned by the defendant, the Town of Chester, where Christopher Kurowski suffered injuries after being struck by a person using a rope swing attached to a tree on the shore. Plai...

New Hampshire v. Gibson  
Date: September 21, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-0507

Justia Opinion Summary: The State appealed a superior court order granting news reporter Nicholas Reid’s (Reid) motion to quash the State’s subpoena compelling him to testify against defendant Carl Gibson. Republican candidate Yvonne Dean-Baile...

Taylor v. School Administrative Unit #55  
Date: September 21, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-0702

Justia Opinion Summary: During a regularly-scheduled meeting, the SAU’s Board voted to go into a nonpublic session to discuss two topics: the superintendent’s evaluation, and “emergency functions.” While in nonpublic session, the Board voted to...

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