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In re Mahar Conditional Use Permit  
Date: February 16, 2018
Citation: 2018 VT 20
Docket Number: 2016-299

Justia Opinion Summary: Neighbors appealed the Environmental Division’s order dismissing as untimely their appeal to that court from a decision of the Town of Jericho Development Review Board (DRB) granting a conditional use permit to applicant...

Kuligoski v. Rapoza  
Date: February 16, 2018
Citation: 2018 VT 14
Docket Number: 2016-301

Justia Opinion Summary: This case was the second arising from the near-fatal assault of Michael Kuligoski by Evan Rapoza, who had previously been diagnosed with schizophreniform disorder. Here, members of the Kuligoski family(plaintiffs) brough...

Vermont v. Larkin  
Date: February 16, 2018
Citation: 2018 VT 16
Docket Number: 2016-315

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Daniel Larkin appealed his conviction of second-degree aggravated domestic assault. Defendant argued the trial court’s exclusion of evidence of complainant’s previous conviction for providing false information...

Khamnei v. Burlington Public Works Commission  
Date: February 16, 2018
Citation: 2018 VT 19
Docket Number: 2017-122

Justia Opinion Summary: Applicant Chris Khamnei appealed a superior court decision affirming the Burlington Public Works Commission’s denial of his request for permits to complete plumbing work in a building he owned because he failed to identi...

Daiello v. Town of Vernon  
Date: February 16, 2018
Citation: 2018 VT 17
Docket Number: 2017-220

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff built a home on leased property owned by the Town of Vernon. The property is part of glebe land1 first leased by the Town in the early nineteenth century. The instant claim is premised upon an alleged covenant...

Vermont v. Bellanger  
Date: February 9, 2018
Citation: 2018 VT 13
Docket Number: 2016-221

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Shawn Bellanger appealed after a jury found him guilty of aggravated sexual assault of a child under 13 and lewd or lascivious conduct with a child under 13. On appeal, defendant raised arguments related to the...

Watson v. Village at Northshore I Association, Inc.  
Date: February 9, 2018
Citation: 2018 VT 8
Docket Number: 2016-316

Justia Opinion Summary: This case involved a long-standing dispute between a condominium unit owner, Roy H.A. Watson III, and the organization that managed his condominium, the Village at Northshore I Association (Association). The legal issues...

In re Robert Grundstein
Date: February 9, 2018
Citation: 2018 VT 10
Docket Number: 2017-084
Bonk v. Bonk  
Date: February 9, 2018
Citation: 2018 VT 15
Docket Number: 2017-321

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue this case presented for the Vermont Supreme Court's review concerned whether a trial court could modify parental rights and responsibilities when one parent was relocating if that issue was not expressly raised...

Marjorie Johnston v. City of Rutland
Date: February 2, 2018
Citation: 2009 VT 109
Docket Number: 2017-047
Marthanne G. Carver v. Marcel A. Dionne
Date: February 2, 2018
Citation: 2013 VT 1
Docket Number: 2017-139
State v. Alan R. Osgood, Jr.
Date: February 2, 2018
Citation: 2011 VT 94
Docket Number: 2017-214
Adams v. Barr  
Date: February 2, 2018
Citation: 2018 VT 12
Docket Number: 2017-224

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue this case presented for the Vermont Supreme Court’s review centered on whether a party who participates extensively and without objection in an arbitration proceeding for nearly seven months prior to the actual...

Leander A. Decato v. Jean A. Decato
Date: February 2, 2018
Citation: 2016 VT 89
Docket Number: 2017-244
Claude Ammons, Jr. v. MVM, Inc., Martin Novia & Michael Rand
Date: February 2, 2018
Citation: 2009 VT 101
Docket Number: 2017-245
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