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Look, it’s been pretty quiet for the last month-ish so my slackery is somewhat mitigated. You get what you pay for here. Here’s the rundown for the since-St.-Paddy’s-Day opinions.  One case this week. Bankruptcies can complicate
legal proceedings. In this case,

One opinion Friday (3/3) and one entry order. We’ll start with the entry order. The Board of Bar Examiners (BBE) has a lot of discretion. Mr. M. applied for testing accommodations for the bar exam—specifically, time-and-a-half to take it—on the

Nothing to do with the caseOne opinion issued on Friday. Mr. Fleurry was a developmentally delayed man who drowned in an unfenced pond on the property where he resided with his live-in caretaker. The administrator of his estate brought suit

It’s been quiet the past few weeks. This Friday, however, SCOV issued two opinions. The first case is about square pegs, round holes, nepotism, and collective bargaining agreements—not necessarily in that order. The state-employees’ collective bargaining agreement requires, among other

That’s one explanationOne opinion Friday. When I saw the caption, I thought someone had sued the televangelist Jim Baker, but it turns out “Jim Baker” is a pretty common name (who knew?) and the Jim Baker here was the Interim

I went to law school, not math schoolHave you ever wondered what the equivalent of an indefinite suspension from the practice of law in Maryland would be in Vermont? SCOV’s January 10, 2023 Entry Order answers this burning question. Respondent

Pic ipsa loquiturHappy New Year! One opinion from SCOV yesterday. This opinion deals mainly with statutes of limitation and stormwater runoff. In a nutshell, back in 2006, the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) rebuilt Route 7 in South Burlington and

Would you expect anything other than a visual dad joke? Two opinions issued on Friday, December 30. The first deals with qualified immunity regarding municipal officials for discretionary acts. In general, in the municipal-immunity arena, discretionary acts are entitled to qualified immunity; ministerial