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Vermont v. Allis  
Date: October 13, 2017
Citation: 2017 VT 96
Docket Number: 2016-064

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Christian Allis entered a conditional plea to a first offense for driving under the influence (DUI), reserving the right to appeal the trial court’s denial of his motion to suppress evidence obtained during law...

Vermont v. Freeman  
Date: October 6, 2017
Citation: 2017 VT 95
Docket Number: 2016-047

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Kai Freeman appeals a jury verdict convicting him of ten separate charges. Defendant was charged with eleven offenses relating to the sexual assaults of five minors. He argued on appeal that the trial court err...

Flint v. Department of Labor  
Date: October 6, 2017
Citation: 2017 VT 89
Docket Number: 2016-185

Justia Opinion Summary: A former employee of the Vermont Department of Labor (Department) appealed a judgment on the pleadings denying his suit against the Department seeking unpaid overtime pay. Employee argued he was entitled to overtime pay...

Taylor v. Town of Cabot  
Date: October 6, 2017
Citation: 2017 VT 92
Docket Number: 2016-276

Justia Opinion Summary: This case involved a challenge under the Compelled Support Clause of the Vermont Constitution to the Town of Cabot’s grant of federally derived but municipally managed funds for the purpose of repairs to a historic churc...

Vermont v. Baker  
Date: October 6, 2017
Citation: 2017 VT 91
Docket Number: 2016-326

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2016, Ty Baker, Sr. pleaded no contest to grossly negligent operation in violation of 23 V.S.A. 1091(b) after his car collided with and totaled another car. Husband and wife owned the car; wife was driving the car whe...

Gill Terrace Retirement Apartments, Inc.  
Date: October 6, 2017
Citation: 2017 VT 88
Docket Number: 2016-372

Justia Opinion Summary: Tenant Marie Johnson appealed a trial court’s conclusion that she violated two material terms of her residential rental agreement: a “no-smoking” policy and a “no pets” policy. After review of the trial court record, the...

Diamond v. Burlington Free Press  
Date: October 6, 2017
Citation: 2017 VT 93
Docket Number: 2016-416

Justia Opinion Summary: Claimant Lydia Diamond appeals the summary judgment decision of the Commissioner of the Department of Labor denying her claim for PPD benefits associated with the C3-4 levels of her spine. In April 2001, claimant was inj...

State v. Ryan D. Stimpson
Date: October 6, 2017
Citation: 2017 VT 97
Docket Number: 2017-346
State v. Ashley Geoffroy
Date: October 5, 2017
Citation: 2010 VT 75
Docket Number: 2017-021
Jeffrey and Kristen Trudeau v. Eric Vitali, Jeremy Peters and State of Vermont
Date: October 5, 2017
Citation: 2015 VT 108
Docket Number: 2017-078
William Engels v. Richard A. Lane M.D., P.C.
Date: October 2, 2017
Citation: 2015 VT 128
Docket Number: 2017-005
Johnny Aldermann v. Rhonda S. Camley, Stanley Howard Machia II and Breanne Earlene Machia
Date: October 2, 2017
Citation: 2013 VT 1
Docket Number: 2017-045
State v. Nicole VanGuilder
Date: October 2, 2017
Docket Number: 2017-054
BAI Rutland, LLC v. Copper Bottom Entertainment Group, LLC and Kent Liker
Date: October 2, 2017
Citation: 2005 VT 4
Docket Number: 2017-085
Walter Zorn and Arthur B. Zorn v. Robert Zorn
Date: October 2, 2017
Citation: 2005 VT 18
Docket Number: 2017-086
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