New Hampshire Supreme Court Decisions 2024

In re A.G.  
Date: June 14, 2024
Docket Number: 2024-0062

Justia Opinion Summary: The appellant, A.G., was arraigned on four juvenile delinquency petitions for attempted robbery, attempted first degree assault, reckless conduct, and falsifying physical evidence when he was 17 years old. The Circuit…

State v. Heredia  
Date: June 13, 2024
Docket Number: 2021-0460

Justia Opinion Summary: The case involves Chasrick Heredia, who was convicted on three counts of accomplice to contributing to the delinquency of a minor and one count of witness tampering. The charges stemmed from an incident where Heredia and…

In the Matter of Carter & Carter  
Date: June 6, 2024
Docket Number: 2023-0014

Justia Opinion Summary: The case involves a divorced couple, Bradley Carter (father) and Rachel Carter (mother), who have two children. Following their divorce, the mother, who had an alcohol use disorder, was granted supervised visits with her…

Cucchi v. Town of Harrisville  
Date: June 4, 2024
Docket Number: 2023-0265

Justia Opinion Summary: The plaintiff, John Alexander Cucchi, owns a parcel of land south of Skatutakee Lake in Harrisville, New Hampshire. His property abuts the southern edge of Skatutakee Lake Road, which runs along the southern shore of the…

City of Manchester v. Bellenoit  
Date: May 30, 2024
Docket Number: 2022-0651

Justia Opinion Summary: The case involves four police officers, Robert Bellenoit, Richard Brown, Gregory Ditullio, and Jacob Tyler, who were employed by the City of Manchester. Each officer was a member of a collective bargaining unit and was…

Appeal of Town of Hollis
Date: May 24, 2024
Docket Number: 2023-0346
State v. Farrell  
Date: May 14, 2024
Docket Number: 2022-0638

Justia Opinion Summary: The case revolves around a defendant, Jacob M. Farrell, who was convicted of aggravated felonious sexual assault (AFSA), pattern AFSA, and felonious sexual assault. The defendant had a romantic relationship with the…

State v. Collins  
Date: May 14, 2024
Docket Number: 2022-0736

Justia Opinion Summary: The case revolves around the defendant, Teagan David Collins, who was convicted on two counts of criminal threatening and one count of misdemeanor disorderly conduct. The charges stemmed from an incident at a nightclub…

Appeal of Hoekstra
Date: May 14, 2024
Docket Number: 2023-0189
State v. Doyle  
Date: May 14, 2024
Docket Number: 2023-0210

Justia Opinion Summary: The case revolves around John Doyle, who was charged with crimes stemming from a domestic dispute. In August 2019, the trial court ordered Doyle to undergo a competency evaluation, and his mental health and medical…

State v. Higgins  
Date: May 14, 2024
Docket Number: 2023-0258

Justia Opinion Summary: The defendant, Roland Higgins, was convicted on sixteen counts of possession and six counts of distribution of child sexual abuse images. The evidence against him included images downloaded from a BitTorrent account…

Cole v. Town of Conway  
Date: May 3, 2024
Docket Number: 2022-0648

Justia Opinion Summary: The plaintiff, Charles W. Cole, was walking on a brick sidewalk in North Conway Village, a village of the Town of Conway, when he tripped and fell due to holes in the sidewalk caused by missing or broken bricks. The…

Private Jet Services Group, LLC v. Tauck, Inc.  
Date: April 23, 2024
Docket Number: 2023-0018

Justia Opinion Summary: The case revolves around a dispute between Private Jet Services Group, LLC (PJS), a private aircraft booking agent, and Tauck, Inc., a provider of domestic and international guided tours. The parties had entered into an…

Michaud v. Town of Campton Police Department  
Date: April 18, 2024
Docket Number: 2022-0328

Justia Opinion Summary: Kenneth Michaud submitted a Right-to-Know request to the Town of Campton Police Department, seeking certain records pertaining to him, his address, or any member of his household. The Town denied his request, asserting…

Petition of State of N.H.
Date: April 12, 2024
Docket Number: 2023-0378
Mojalaki Holdings v. City of Franklin  
Date: April 9, 2024
Docket Number: 2022-0122

Justia Opinion Summary: The case involves Mojalaki Holdings, LLC and GSSG New Hampshire, LLC (the plaintiffs) who appealed a decision by the City of Franklin Planning Board (the Board) that denied their site plan application to install a solar…

Commerce Park Condo. Ass'n v. Little Deer Valley, LLC  
Date: April 4, 2024
Docket Number: 2023-0170

Justia Opinion Summary: The case revolves around a dispute between the Commerce Park Condominium Association (Association) and Little Deer Valley, LLC (declarant), concerning the conversion of convertible land into a new structure, Building C,…

State v. Small  
Date: April 3, 2024
Docket Number: 2022-0563

Justia Opinion Summary: The defendant, Christopher A. Small, was convicted on four charges, including aggravated felonious sexual assault (AFSA) by sexual intercourse with a minor, AFSA by digital penetration of a minor, and two counts of…

State v. Zuzelo  
Date: April 3, 2024
Docket Number: 2022-0643

Justia Opinion Summary: The defendant, David Zuzelo, was convicted by a jury in the Superior Court of New Hampshire on one count of pattern aggravated felonious sexual assault (AFSA) and one count of AFSA alleging a single act of penetration.…

Newfound Serenity, LLC v. Town of Hebron  
Date: April 3, 2024
Docket Number: 2023-0153

Justia Opinion Summary: The plaintiff, Newfound Serenity, LLC, sought to develop a seasonal recreational vehicle park and applied for site plan approval from the Town of Hebron's Planning Board. The Planning Board denied the application, citing…

State v. Pierce  
Date: March 26, 2024
Docket Number: 2022-0728

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court of New Hampshire reviewed the case of Kierran Pierce, who appealed his convictions of aggravated felonious sexual assault (AFSA) and attempted AFSA. Pierce argued that the trial court erred in denying…

Stone v. City of Claremont  
Date: March 20, 2024
Docket Number: 2023-0083

Justia Opinion Summary: In June 2020, the City of Claremont received a request for the disclosure of governmental records related to former police officer Jonathan Stone. Stone appealed a decision from the Superior Court ordering the City to…

Grace Woodham v. Janet Woodham & a.
Date: March 15, 2024
Docket Number: 2023-0270
Harvey v. Town of Barrington  
Date: February 27, 2024
Docket Number: 2021-0601

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case, the plaintiff, Candice K. Harvey, challenged the decision of the Superior Court affirming the Town of Barrington Planning Board's approval of a subdivision on a lot adjacent to her property. The lot was…

In re Rourke & Rourke  
Date: February 15, 2024
Docket Number: 2022-0304

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case, Alexandra Gamble (Mother) and Sean Rourke (Father) are divorced and have three children. They had a final parenting plan approved by the 10th Circuit Court-Portsmouth Family Division, which considered…

State v. Maxi  
Date: February 13, 2024
Docket Number: 2022-0613

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court of New Hampshire ruled in a case where the defendant, Jean M. Maxi Jr., was convicted and sentenced for two crimes: attempted felonious sexual assault (FSA) and certain uses of computer services…

State v. Collins  
Date: February 2, 2024
Docket Number: 2022-0306

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court of New Hampshire affirmed the conviction of Gregory M. Collins for selling a controlled drug resulting in death. Collins had appealed the conviction, arguing that the Superior Court erred by not…

Hardy v. Chester Arms, LLC  
Date: January 30, 2024
Docket Number: 2022-0348

Justia Opinion Summary: In a case before the Supreme Court of New Hampshire, the plaintiffs, two police officers injured in a shooting, filed a suit against Chester Arms, LLC (the seller of the firearm used in the shooting), and the New…

Tremblay v. Bald  
Date: January 30, 2024
Docket Number: 2023-0022

Justia Opinion Summary: In the Supreme Court of New Hampshire, the case involved Gail C. Tremblay, the plaintiff, and the Estate of Donald D. Bald, the decedent, and Allan Bald, the defendants. Tremblay and Donald Bald were engaged and lived…

In the Matter of Satas & Crabtree-Satas  
Date: January 24, 2024
Docket Number: 2021-0419

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case, Alden Satas, the petitioner, sought parenting rights for his ex-wife's biological child from a previous relationship. The couple, Satas and Courtney Crabtree-Satas, the respondent, had married when the…

In re Guardianship of J.H.  
Date: January 24, 2024
Docket Number: 2022-0664

Justia Opinion Summary: This case involves a minor, J.H., whose father is in jail and whose mother passed away when he was less than three years old. The child's maternal grandmother was appointed as his guardian. The Supreme Court of New…

State v. Rouleau  
Date: January 19, 2024
Docket Number: 2021-0310

Justia Opinion Summary: In the case at hand, the defendant, Timmy J. Rouleau, was convicted of multiple counts of sexual assault following a jury trial in the Superior Court of New Hampshire. The case involved claims that the defendant sexually…

State v. Shea  
Date: January 19, 2024
Docket Number: 2022-0432

Justia Opinion Summary: In the case argued before the Supreme Court of New Hampshire, the defendant, Joshua D. Shea, was convicted of criminal threatening with a deadly weapon. The case surrounds an altercation involving a road rage incident.…

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