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As conditions require, so to speakBy Andy DelaneyThis week’s opinions deal with criminal conditions of release and the tort known as negligent infliction of emotional distress. On Thursday, March 21, SCOV issued a published entry order concerning a trial-court decision

Don’t deposit the check!By Andy DelaneyThis week’s opinion explores whether depositing a check for a partial payment constitutes “acceptance and use” of payment for purposes of barring a challenge to necessity of the taking or the public purpose of a

By Andy Delaney On February 26, 2024, SCOV issues a published Entry Order on a hold-without-bail case. This one is a little different because the State is appealing the trial court’s decision to let someone out on bail. Defendant is

By Andy DelaneySo far, so good. Maybe I’ll keep the blog reasonably updated this year. Time will tell.Two opinions issued January 12.  First, we have an appeal from a Vermont Public Utility Commission
(PUC) order approving a contract for the

We don’t typically post obituaries on this blog. And maybe this is something else, but we usually don’t post that type of—this type of—thing either.  But Jerry O’Neill was, in my opinion, a titan of Vermont law and somebody who merits

By Andy Delaney Once again, this year I’m going to try to keep this blog updated regularly. No promises. Work happens. Trials happen. But I’ll make an effort.   One case from SCOV on January 5, 2024. It’s about plea negotiations in