Compensatory maintenance isn’t spelled out in our statutes, but does end up happening in permanent maintenance situations. It’s appropriate where the working spouse continues to get the benefit of the other spouse even after the marriage ends.
A mother convicted of custodial interference was released on probation with the condition she wear an electronic monitoring device. When her probation officer notices the device was frequently disconnected, the woman claimed the charging unit interfered with her phone and she had to unplug it.
If a person is tried for DUI when they have a prior DUI conviction, the jury cannot know about the prior conviction until after they reach a verdict. Then the State must prove the first conviction before a stepped-up penalty can be imposed.
In deciding whether or not to uphold a defendant’s convictions, the Supreme Court considers whether his convictions violate the Ex Post Facto Clause of the U.S. Constitution.
This case focuses around whether one slip-up during a juvenile case is enough to make you lose your rights to your kids. It’s not, usually.
A plaintiff, who is the grandson of the defendant, sues after he is injured falling while doing repairs to his grandfather’s roof. Did the defendant have the responsibility to warn the plaintiff about the slippery roof?
A party doesn’t get to keep litigating the same thing over and over if generally all the moving pieces to the matter are the same.
A doctor-turned-glassblower claimed $88,000 in loss when his glassblowing studio burned; his insurance company denied most of the claim, arguing that the homeowner’s policy did not cover loss from a business.
Breath analysis equipment is few and far between in the northeasternmost part of the Northeast Kingdom. So a trooper requests a blood test from a DUI suspect; she refuses and moves to suppress her refusal. The trial court agrees, but the State appeals.
A defendant convicted of domestic assault, argues that domestic assault, in this situation, was actually not a lesser-included offense of first degree aggravated domestic assault.
A defendant files a post-conviction relief with a complaint that the judge did not address him directly during his hearing.
According to the majority, post-Miranda-warning silence ought not be commented on, but without the warning, cross-examination as to post arrest silence doesn’t violate due process.
A sexual assault investigation by the Department for Children and Families and turned over to a state’s attorney was not reactivated until the alleged victim’s mother inquired about its status three years later.
As a general matter, making next of kin play an intense game of hide-and-go-seek for a will is disadvantageous for many reasons.