When totaled with the anticipated federal reductions, Vermont faces a loss of over a million dollars in Legal Services Corp. and legal aid funds.
Bo Muller-Moore has won a trademark for his “Eat More Kale” T-shirts. His application had been opposed by Chick-Fil-A, a national fast food chain, which had argued that Muller-Moore’s shirts infringed on its slogan, “Eat Mor Chikin.”
RM, RM, and CM are siblings who have had it rough. Originally raised in Winooski, the three became subject to a child in need of supervision (CHINS) petition.
In today’s case when mother, who was fighting a termination of her remaining parental rights, announced to the judge at the start of the hearing that she wanted to switch counsel or represent herself, the trial court was having no part of it.
Police officer stopped defendant because the passenger’s side of defendant’s front license plate was two inches lower than the driver’s side.
What was not at issue was father’s love for the child and father’s distress caused by the separation from his child. The trial court acknowledged as much in its final decision, but the trial court was required to look to the best interests of the child.
A DUI can be and often is a person’s only crime or contact with the criminal justice system. It can come at any age and to any level of society. It usually stems from a mixture of the ubiquitous alcohol and poor judgment.
The SCOV starts by acknowledging that parents do have strong, fundamental interests in bearing and raising their children. … Such rights do not spring fully formed from the moment of conception. Parental rights are not simply biological.
Plaintiffs could not really argue with the assessment. They had just poured $700,000 into the property. Assessing it 78 percent of that amount is probably close to what plaintiffs would believe the property to be worth.
The State requested that, notwithstanding the screener’s statement, the trial court order defendant to a psychiatric hospital for a full evaluation. The trial court was stymied about what to do.
Despite the lack of actual harm, the Professional Responsibility Board recognizes that justice delayed is a form of justice denied and that a late filed case causes stress and anxiety for the client.
The big idea is that contracts allow the parties to allocate risk, to disclaim and define their specific responsibility through warranty, and to make clear from the outset what each owes the other.
For neither the first nor the last time, the SCOV has effectively walled off another area of potential DUI defense.