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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

 “What’s a computer?” “Can you eat it?” Technically, we’re just about two-thirds through November, but “mid” is close enough.  Yesterday, November 18th, SCOV issued a lone opinion. This one touches on some very interesting issues about the power of the probate division to order

 Because these summaries “leaf” a lot out Here we go with another haphazard review of two months’ worth of SCOV opinions. Two decisions the last week of October—an entry order on Monday October 24 and an opinion Friday October 28. We’ll start

Bad punWelp. There’s a lot of catchin’ up to do. We’ll do August a little bit scattered-like.We’ll start with an entry order issued on August 9, 2022. Defendant appeals the trial court’s order holding him without bail on attempted murder and felon-in-possession-of-a-firearm charges in connection with

DeucesBy Andy DelaneySCOTUS issued a whopper yesterday and we’ll leave it at that. SCOV’s offering from yesterday is far more mundane. As we all know, jurisdiction matters. No jurisdiction? No case. Here, defendant was tried and convicted. He sent a