A juvenile court judge concluded a termination of parental rights hearing when the mother was late to court.
After a prisoner accused of fighting is found not guilty, prison officials convene a second hearing and present a report that has changed the date of the incident.
The Energy & Environment Legal Institute has already brought a handful of lawsuits. Former Attorney General William Sorrell has said he didn’t circumvent the public records law.
The defendant was charged with taking trees from his neighbor’s property. He appeals a ruling that convicted him under a new statute.
The group raised concerns about free speech and due process during a public hearing. Another witness also spoke up for citizen journalists.
A new information management system will make public records available online from anywhere at any time, judiciary officials say. The system is expected to be in full use by 2021.
A law office and its client agree that a retainer will be paid from a structured settlement, but a trial court says that is contrary to legislative intent.
“Having the judge constantly having to pay attention to whether someone is popping up with a cellphone … is just going to make it much harder to manage the courtroom,” says retired Justice John Dooley.
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.
Loggers cut more trees than allowed on a parcel where the company got a tax break meant to protect forestlands. The settlement avoids a court ruling that could have cost Weyerhaeuser much more.
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.
The appeal of a Green Mountain Care Board decision that the facility didn’t need a board permit came too late, the Vermont Supreme Court said.
A defendant argues that his sentences from New York and federal courts are concurrent and his arrest in Vermont as a fugitive was unwarranted.