YWP: ‘Used To’

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Used To” by Megan Smith of Hanover, New Hampshire.

SCOV Law Blog: Filing extensions and excuses

Excusable neglect will only be found in rare cases and yhe threshold is high. The most important factor is the reason for the delay and whether it’s within a party’s control.

YWP: ‘A Word From a Proud Luddite’

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “A Word From a Proud Luddite (Or Why I Don’t Like the Internet)” by Hannah Frasure, 14, of Shelburne.

SCOV Law Blog: Failing to meet a pre-release probation condition, offender argues he ran out of time

In a probation violation case, the burden is on the state to prove the fact of the violation. Then, if that occurs, the burden shifts to the defendant to prove that the violation wasn’t willful.

YWP: ‘Lightning Bug Kisses’

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Lightning Bug Kisses” by Erin Bundock, 18, of Shelburne.

SCOV Law Blog: Probation conditions that fit

Probation conditions have to be reasonably related to the conviction. It wasn’t always like that from a practical perspective, but the SCOV has recently put its foot down.

YWP: ‘Balance Beam’

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Balance Beam” by Hawa Adam of Burlington.

SCOV Law Blog: Paying the sales tax portion of bad debt

Can Sears or Citibank, which services Sears credit cards, not owe state sales taxes when customers default on their payments?

YWP: Mass shooting in Orlando

Young Writers Project issued a challenge to write about the Orlando mass shooting and received many poignant responses. Here is a sample.

Photo gallery: 2016 Montpelier Fourth of July parade

Beauty queens, activists and politicians entertained the crowd

YWP: ‘Hide and Seek’

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Hide and Seek” by Sophia Cannizzaro, 16, of West Glover.

SCOV Law Blog: Running the discovery clock

In an intellectual property and industrial sabotage case, the defendant sought dismissal of the case on the grounds that in two years the plaintiff had not provided emails the defendant sought in discovery.

YWP: ‘Accidentally Losing My Identity’

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Accidentally Losing My Identity” by Fiona Goodman, 13, of Brattleboro.

SCOV Law Blog: When is a landlord liable for damage from a tenant’s animal?

A man who was injured when he drove into a horse that was standing in the road sued the horse’s owner and the landowner whose land the horse escaped from.