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In re PRB No. 2018-087
Date: January 18, 2019
Citation: 2019 VT 5
Docket Number: 2018-390
Vermont v. Jones  
Date: January 11, 2019
Citation: 2019 VT 3
Docket Number: 2017-297

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Cory Jones appealed his conviction by jury for dispensing less than 200 milligrams of heroin. The trial court sentenced defendant to a minimum of 16 months and a maximum of 36 months in prison, with credit for...

Zullo v. Vermont  
Date: January 4, 2019
Citation: 2019 VT 1
Docket Number: 2017-284

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Gregory Zullo filed a civil rights action against the State of Vermont for alleged violations of his state constitutional rights arising from the stop, seizure and search of his vehicle. The civil division of t...

Rainforest Chocolate, LLC v. Sentinel Insurance Company, Ltd.  
Date: December 28, 2018
Citation: 2018 VT 140
Docket Number: 2018-095

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Rainforest Chocolate, LLC appealed the grant of summary judgment motion in favor of appellee Sentinel Insurance Company, Ltd. Rainforest was insured under a business-owner policy offered by Sentinel. In May 201...

State v. Glenn H. Delpha, Sr.
Date: December 21, 2018
Citation: 2016 VT 119
Docket Number: 2017-445
In re Petition of Swanton Wind LLC  
Date: December 21, 2018
Citation: 2018 VT 141
Docket Number: 2018-068

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Swanton Wind LLC appealed three determinations by the Public Utility Commission. In September 2016, petitioner requested the Public Utility Commission to grant a certificate of public good (CPG), authorizing p...

Besaw v. Giroux  
Date: December 21, 2018
Citation: 2018 VT 138
Docket Number: 2018-085

Justia Opinion Summary: Trustee Annette Besaw held a security interest in fifty shares of stock of the Champlain Bridge Marina, Inc. She acquired the interest previously held by Ernest Giroux upon his death, in her capacity as trustee of his li...

State v. Dakota Moretti
Date: December 21, 2018
Citation: 2015 VT 50
Docket Number: 2018-099
Christian Cornelius v. North Country Health Systems, Inc. & North Country Hospital & Health Center
Date: December 21, 2018
Citation: 2018 VT 125
Docket Number: 2018-143
Gray v. Treder  
Date: December 21, 2018
Citation: 2018 VT 137
Docket Number: 2018-146

Justia Opinion Summary: This case centered around plaintiffs’ landlocked ninety-acre parcel on Roxbury Mountain. Defendants appealed the trial court’s decision that the plaintiffs’ parcel included an appurtenant easement by necessity that cross...

Danielle Vardakas v. Scott Ducko
Date: December 21, 2018
Citation: 2012 VT 58
Docket Number: 2018-159
Paige v. Vermont  
Date: December 21, 2018
Citation: 2018 VT 136
Docket Number: 2018-164

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff H. Brooke Paige, a taxpayer and resident of Washington, Vermont, appealed the civil division’s dismissal of his complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief against the State of Vermont and the Washington To...

Barbara Lalancette v. Richard Lalancette
Date: December 21, 2018
Citation: 2017 VT 58
Docket Number: 2018-231
In re M.C., Juvenile  
Date: December 21, 2018
Citation: 2018 VT 139
Docket Number: 2018-244

Justia Opinion Summary: M.C. was taken into the custody of the Department for Children and Families (DCF) in 2014 when he was six years old. He was adjudicated as a child in need of care or supervision. In January 2018, M.C.’s parents voluntari...

State v. Deipo D. Lewin
Date: December 21, 2018
Docket Number: 2018-376
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