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Superior Court - Orders 1997-2007

The following are selected orders of the Superior Court.  Not every order issued by the Superior Court is reproduced on this site. 

The determination of whether to reproduce orders on this site is made by the trial judge or master who issued the order. In making this determination, the trial judge or master considers whether the order may be of general interest applying the following guidelines:

(1) whether the order addresses an issue of law, as distinguished from being fact specific;
(2) whether the issue of law is one for which there is a possibility of reoccurrence; and
(3) whether there is a dispositive decision on the issue of law by the New Hampshire Supreme Court.

The orders on this site are trial court orders that are not binding on other trial court justices or masters and are subject to appellate review by the New Hampshire Supreme Court.

Date Case Information
AUGUST 27, 2007

MERRIMACK, DOCKET NO. 06-C-224 AND 06-C-225 JOSEPH LARAMIE V. BRUCE CATTELL, SHAWN STONE, TODD CONNOR, AND THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS and TIMOTHY HALLEM V. BRUCE CATTELL, SHAWN STONE, TODD CONNOR, AND THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

JULY 31, 2007

ROCKINGHAM, DOCKET NO. 06-E-554 DEBBIE ROWE V. THIBEAULT CORPORATION, ERNEST THIBEAULT, AND JOHN FOLEY

JULY 17, 2007 BELKNAP, DOCKET NO. 07-E-0140 DOUG LAMBERT, ET AL V. BELKNAP COUNTY CONVENTION 
APRIL 17, 2007

ROCKINGHAM, DOCKET NO. 06-S-3456-57, STATE OF NH V PATRICK O'NEILL

MARCH 9, 2007 MERRIMACK, DOCKET NO. 06-E-226, GAIL PAGE, FRANCINE PHILIPPE AND DOUGLAS PONUSKY V. CITY OF CONCORD
FEBRUARY 20, 2007 HILLSBOROUGH - SOUTH, DOCKET NO. 05-C-296, WILLIAM D. AND BARBARA S. TOTHEROW V. RIVIER COLLEGE, WILLIAM J. FARRELL AND THERESE LAROCHELLE
JANUARY 11, 2007 HILLSBOROUGH NO., DOCKET NO. 06-E-201, JEFFREY STONE V. NEW ENGLAND DOCUMENT SYSTEMS, INC. F/K/A NEW ENGLAND MICROGRAPHICS, INC. V. JEFFREY STONE AND DOCUMENT ARCHIVES AND IMAGING, LLC
NOVEMBER 9, 2006 ROCKINGHAM, DOCKET NO. 05-E-400, 401 & 402 VERIZON NEW ENGLAND, INC. V. CITY OF ROCHESTER
OCTOBER 23, 2006 HILLSBOROUGH SOUTH, DOCKET NO. 06-S-318 TO 321 STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE V. WILLIAM WOOD
JULY 13, 2006 MERRIMACK, DOCKET NO.05-S-1749
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE V. ERIC WINDHURST
MAY 16, 2006 HILLSBOROUGH - NORTH, DOCKET NO. 05-C-0475, EDWARD J. RAZZABONI AND ANNE MARIE RAZZABONI V. RAVEN HALLE
MAY 3, 2006 MERRIMACK, DOCKET NOS. 03-E-229 AND 04-E-230, PATRICIA BEDFORD V. NEW HAMPSHIRE COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM AND STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE DIVISION OF PERSONNEL AND ANNE BREEN V. NEW HAMPSHIRE COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM AND STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE DIVISION OF PERSONNEL
APRIL 10, 2006 HILLSBOROUGH-SOUTH, DOCKET NOS. 05-S-2396 TO 2401, STATE OF NH V JAMES B HOBBS
MARCH 1, 2006 HILLSBOROUGH-NORTH, DOCKET NO. 04-S-2353 AND 05-S-0166, STATE OF NH V ALEX GUILLERMO AND STATE OF NH V DANIEL OTERO
MARCH 8, 2006 HILLSBOROUGH-SOUTH, DOCKET NO. 05-E-0257, CITY OF NASHUA V. STATE OF NH
MARCH 8, 2006 HILLSBOROUGH-SOUTH, DOCKET NO. 05-E-0406, LONDONDERRY SCHOOL DISTRICT SAU #12, MERRIMACK SCHOOL DISTRICT SAU #26 AND NEW HAMPSHIRE COMMUNITIES FOR ADEQUATE FUNDING OF EDUCATION V. STATE OF NH
OCTOBER 21, 2005

HILLSBOROUGH-SOUTH, DOCKET NO. 04-S-1560 STATE OF NH V STEPHEN MANN

OCTOBER 11, 2005

HILLSBOROUGH-SOUTH, DOCKET NO. 04-S-1560, STATE OF NH V STEPHEN MANN

JUNE 23, 2005

ROCKINGHAM, DOCKET NOS. 04-S-2103-2107, 2117-2121
THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE V. SHANNON WALTERS AND THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE V. ERIN WYLIE 

MARCH 22, 2005 HILLSBOROUGH-NORTH, DOCKET NO. 02-S-1154
IN RE: GRAND JURY PROCEEDINGS
FEBRUARY 7, 2005 STRAFFORD, DOCKET NO. 04-E-110
GREAT BRIDGE PROPERTIES, LLC V. TOWN OF OSSIPEE
FEBRUARY 4, 2005

ROCKINGHAM, DOCKET NO. 03-S-1000 - 1024; 04-S-2393-2444, THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE V. PAUL ZINCK
JANUARY 29, 2005 MERRIMACK, DOCKET NO. 2003-C-0555, RICHARD LEBLANC, ET AL. V. MONADNOCK COMMUNITY HOSPITAL, ET AL.
OCTOBER 13, 2004 BELKNAP, DOCKET NOS. 04-S-026, 238-241, THE STATE OF NH V. RODNEY MARTINEZ
SEPTEMBER 28, 2004 HILLSBOROUGH-SOUTH, DOCKET NO. 04-S-104, STATE OF NH V. TIMOTHY GEDDES
SEPTEMBER 21, 2004 MERRIMACK, DOCKET NO. 01-C-081, CARRIE L. MORSE V. INTERSTATE CLEANING CORP.
SEPTEMBER 17, 2004 STRAFFORD, 04-S-129-F – 04-S-286-I – 04-S-155-F – 04-S-162 &  04-S-233-I, STATE OF NH V CHRISTOPHER CALLAHAN, STEVEN C. HARRIS, PAUL MANLEY
August 31, 2004 HILLSBOROUGH - SOUTH, 04-E-0062, PENNICHUCK CORPORATION, PENNICHUCK WATER WORKS, INC., PENNICHUCK EAST UTILITY, INC., AND PITTSFIELD AQUEDUCT COMPANY, INC. V. CITY OF NASHUA
AUGUST 6, 2004 STRAFFORD, DOCKET NO. 04-E-110
GREAT BRIDGE PROPERTIES, LLC V. TOWN OF OSSIPEE ZBA
June 28, 2004 HILLSBOROUGH - NORTH, 04-E-0153, Patrick J. Lorenz, et al. v. The Administrative Office of the Courts and The New Hampshire Supreme Court
April 30, 2004 MERRIMACK, 03-E-402, R.A.W. Investments Trust, Inc. v. Town of Warner Planning Board
April 22, 2004 STRAFFORD, 03-S-604-F, The State of New Hampshire v. Vicki Beaudoin
Order modified on motion to reconsider
April 15, 2004 MERRIMACK, 03-E-263, GORDON BLAKENEY, JR. AND LESLIE LUDTKE, ET AL. V. CITY OF CONCORD
APRIL 14, 2004 MERRIMACK, DOCKET NO. 04-E-041, BRIAN D. LAMY V. NEW HAMPSHIRE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION
April 13, 2004 ROCKINGHAM, 03-S-82-86, State of New Hampshire v. Jesse Labrie
March 31, 2004 STRAFFORD, 04-C-0046, The State of Maine Bureau of Revenue v. Victor H. Bourre
March 15, 2004 STRAFFORD, 03-M-985, Della J. Rollins v. Sarah Scegell and Forrest Rollins
February 10, 2004 STRAFFORD, 03-C-236, Ford Construction Corp. v. TWG Construction Co., Inc. & Wal-Mart Real Estate Business Trust
February 5, 2004 MERRIMACK, 2003-S-132, STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE V. GEORGE KNICKERBOCKER, JR. (a/k/a NICKY ROBBINS)
February 2, 2004 STRAFFORD, 03-S-0025 - 0027-F, The State of New Hampshire v. Robert Bruedle; 03-S-0063 – 0064-F, The State of New Hampshire v. Daniel Henry Kight
January 26, 2003 HILLSBOROUGH - NORTH, 01-E-084, Birch Street Recovery Corp., GER Recovery Corp., and JAAJ Realty Corp. V. Reginald L. Gaudette, Louise L. Gaudette, Jeffrey Gaudette, Lisa Robinson, Edith Gaudette, Lionel Gaudette, Thomas J. Thomas, Esq., Marc L. Van De Water, Esq., Glenn C. Raiche, Esq., and Mark S. Ring
January 18, 2004 HILLSBOROUGH - NORTH, 02-C-318, STEVEN COUTURE; LYNN COUTURE; CHARLES BLOUGH; LAWRENCE ANDERSON; TRACY BISSON; JOHN MCGOWAN; TAMMY MCGOWAN; TAMI HATCH; and ARLIE HATCH for themselves and on behalf of all others similarly situated V. G.W.M., INC. d/b/a AUTO-TORIUM; WFS FINANCIAL, INC.; AMERICREDIT FINANCIAL SERVICES INC.; ARCADIA FINANCIAL LTD; LONG BEACH ACCEPTANCE CORP.; NORTHEAST CREDIT UNION; and TRANSOUTH FINANCIAL CORPORATION
November 25, 2003 HILLSBOROUGH - NORTH, 02-E-0508, J. DANIEL LINEHAN, HIGH SHERIFF OF ROCKINGHAM COUNTY V. ROCKINGHAM COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
November 17, 2003 MERRIMACK, 03-C-338, LINCOLN & CAROL HANSCOM V. LINDA O'CONNELL
October 31, 2003 HILLSBOROUGH - NORTH, 03-C-104, SHERRY HIEBER, EXECUTRIX OF THE ESTATE OF CRAIG HIEBER, AND SHERRY HIEBER, INDIVIDUALLY AND ON BEHALF OF EDWARD HIEBER AND JANA HIEBER V. THOMAS F. D’APRIX, M.D., GRANITE STATE EMERGENCY ROOM PHYSICIANS, AND CATHOLIC MEDICAL CENTER
October 23, 2003 MERRIMACK, 03-S-426, STATE OF NH V. DONALD FOSS, JR.
September 25, 2003 HILLSBOROUGH - NORTH, 03-E-394, M. ELAINE TEFFT V. BEDFORD SCHOOL DISTRICT
September 23, 2003 STRAFFORD, 03-S-317-I – 03-S-324-I & 03-S-328-I, The State of New Hampshire v. Smoke Signals Pipe & Tobacco Shop. LLC
July 7, 2003 HILLSBOROUGH - NORTH, 02-E-0466, Town of Lyndeborough v. Boisvert Properties, LLC. Et. Al.
April 25, 2003 ROCKINGHAM, 02-S-1790, The State of New Hampshire v. Emmett Callahan
April 24, 2003 GRAFTON, 01-E-177, North Country Environmental Services, Inc. v. Town of Bethlehem, Bethlehem Planning Board and Bethlehem Zoning Board of Adjustment
April 23, 2003 ROCKINGHAM, 02-S-1896, State of New Hampshire v. Howard Simpson
February 9, 2003 HILLSBOROUGH - NORTHERN DISTRICT, NO. 01-C-244, MARILYN C. SIMPSON AND WILBUR L. SIMPSON, JR. V. NET PROPERTIES MANAGEMENT, INC.; NET REALTY HOLDING TRUST; N.H. HERITAGE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP; HERITAGE REALTY MANAGEMENT, INC.; SERVICE UNITED STATES CORPORATION; ADVANCED JANITORIAL SERVICES, INC.; JOHN B. SULLIVAN, JR. CORP.; ROBIE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY; AND T. F. MORAN, INC.
January 30, 2003 MERRIMACK, 2001-E-0386, Theodore Kamasinski v. Hon. Philip McLaughlin, in his official capacity as Attorney General of the State of New Hampshire & Martha Van Oot, in her official capacity as President of the New Hampshire Bar Assn.
December 3, 2002 HILLSBOROUGH - NORTHERN DISTRICT, 02-C-318, Steven Couture and Lynn Couture v. G.W.M., Inc. dba Auto-Torium; WFS Financial, Inc.; and John Does 1-10
November 25, 2002 BELKNAP, 01-E-191, Donald and Carol Latour v. City of Laconia
November 6, 2002 BELKNAP, 02-S-137-139, The State of NH v. Loren Eastman
August 15, 2002 STRAFFORD, 95-S-535-F, 96-S-026-F - 96-S-182-F, The State of New Hampshire v. David Cobb
June 14, 2002 HILLSBOROUGH NORTHERN DISTRICT, 02-E-39, Freedom Partners, LLC v. Public Service Company of New Hampshire
June 14, 2002 HILLSBOROUGH NORTHERN DISTRICT, 01-S-1869, 02-S-072-073 State of N.H. v. Jason Fuller
June 4, 2002 HILLSBOROUGH NORTHERN DISTRICT, 01-E-092  June Balke, Mark Robert, Alfred M. Greer, Jr., Mark E. Hadley, Thomas H. Upham, David Lariviere, Carolyn S. Atkins, Jeff Beland, Adrien E. Roy, Edward J. Smith, Dr. Patricia J. Hecht, Albert H. Roux, Jr., Katherine E. Bantis, Janet Marcoux, George Sideris, Glenda Basinow, Dan Ziarnik, Peter J. Parkey and David N. Heinlein v. City of Manchester
May 24, 2002 Strafford, 01-E-162, Merrymeeting Lake Association and Nancy A. Bryant and Eleanor G. Bryant v. New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, Wetlands Council 99-E-160, Merrymeeting Lake Association v. New Hampshire Fish and Game Department and Wayne E. Vetter, Executive Director
May 23, 2002 ROCKINGHAM, 01-S-726 ET AL State of N.H. v. C.J.
May 14, 2002 ROCKINGHAM, 01-E-0639
Richard Costa, et al v. City of Portsmouth; Pier II, LLC, Intervenor
April 26, 2002 STRAFFORD, 01-S-681-F State of New Hampshire v. Jeffrey Bean
April 9, 2002 HILLSBOROUGH NORTHERN DISTRICT, 00-E-0299 Robert and Cynthia Engelhardt v. Concord Group Insurance Companies
March 8, 2002 GRAFTON, 01-S-199,200,711,712& 02-S-117 State of New Hampshire v. Robert Tulloch
March 7, 2002 HILLSBOROUGH NORTHERN DISTRICT, 01-C-100 Mill Steel Supply Corp. v. Acadia Insurance Co., Desmond & Payne, Inc., Sadler Insurance Agency, Inc., Royce M. Croft, Dana Dresser, Travelers Indemnity Co. of Illinois, and Michael Keane
March 7, 2002 ROCKINGHAM, 00-E-0218 John Difeo d/b/a Dredz International Imports v. Town of Plaistow
March 4, 2002 MERRIMACK, 00-S-1172 State of N.H. v. Dwayne Thompson
February 24, 2002 HILLSBOROUGH NORTHERN DISTRICT, 01-S-1141 STATE OF N.H. V. CINDY GRANT-CHASE
February 21, 2002 MERRIMACK, 97-S-106 STATE OF N.H. V. KENNETH BOUFFARD
February 20, 2002 HILLSBOROUGH SOUTHERN DISTRICT, 01-S-1285,1289,1287 State of N.H. v. Rocco Longo and 01-S-1282,1283,1284 State of N.H. v. Lisa Longo
February 8, 2002 HILLSBOROUGH NORTHERN DISTRICT, 01-S-1141 STATE OF NH V. CINDY GRANT-CHASE
January 30, 2002 STRAFFORD, 00-C-0021 DAVID E. STRANG, M.D. V. FRISBIE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
January 28, 2002 HILLSBOROUGH NORTHERN DISTRICT, 01-C-313 MEAGAN RHEAULT BY m/n/f DONNA RHEAULT AND DONNA RHEAULT, INDIVIDUALLY V. JOSEPH RHEAULT
January 22, 2002 STRAFFORD, 96-E-0160, 96-E-0165, 97-E-0123, 98-E-0135, 99-E-0148, 00-E-0185 Bell Atlantic f/k/a New England Telephone and Telegraph Company v. City of Rochester
January 10, 2002 CHESHIRE, 01-E-90 Marty Eaton, et al. v. Town of Swanzey, et al.
December 28, 2001 CARROLL, 99-C-0084 Estate of Edna Mae Thompson, by Linda Kelley, Administratrix of the Estate of Edna Mae Thompson and Dolly Thompson v. Clark A. McClure and Barbara McClure
December 27, 2001 MERRIMACK, 95-S-038 STATE OF N.H. V. DAVID GONSALVES
December 10, 2001 STRAFFORD, 01-S-779-M State of N.H. v. Donald J. Lewis
November 28, 2001 STRAFFORD, 00-S-888-896, 00-S-934,935 State of NH v. Chad Evans
November 14, 2001 HILLSBOROUGH NORTHERN DISTRICT, 98-S-329, 1316 STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE V. PIERRE G. RIENDEAU
November 7, 2001 HILLSBOROUGH NORTHERN DISTRICT, 00-M-0815 LISA A. HOLMES V. RALPH F. HOLMES
October 25, 2001 HILLSBOROUGH NORTHERN DISTRICT, 00-M-1926 MONIQUE A. COLLINS V. ROGER P. COLLINS
October 22, 2001 STRAFFORD, 01-S-388,389 State of NH v. Thomas Auger
October 15, 2001 HILLSBOROUGH NORTHERN DISTRICT, 01-C-83 Rebecca Roy, by m/n/f Judith Roy v. Clayton Currier and Cheryl Currier
October 15, 2001 HILLSBOROUGH NORTHERN DISTRICT, 00-M-815 LISA A. HOLMES V. RALPH F. HOLMES
October 9, 2001 CARROLL, 00-C-0056 Ellen Gordon, Executrix of the Estate of Philip S. Rader, Ellen Gordon, as Mother and Next Friend of Isaac Rader, and Ellen Gordon, Individually v. Deborah Diane Day, M.D., MWV Healthcare Assoc., Inc., and the Memorial Hospital
August 7, 2001 BELKNAP, 2001-E-022 Anne Cioffi v. Town of Sanbornton, et al.
July 17, 2001 MERRIMACK, 2001-E-121 Sherman D. Horton, Jr., David A. Brock and John T. Broderick, Jr. v. Philip T. McLaughlin, as Attorney General for the State of New Hampshire, and The State of New Hampshire
July 13, 2001 STRAFFORD, 99-C-266, 99-C-272 Peter J. Rodgers v. Colby's Ol' Place, Inc., and Mitchell E. Hartford and Cristian Pare v. Colby's Ol' Place, Inc., and Mitchell E. Hartford
July 11, 2001 STRAFFORD, 01-S-317 STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE v. STACY LAND
July 10, 2001 STRAFFORD, 01-C-102 Carol Allen and Gary Allen v. Dover Co-Recreational Softball League, Joseph Ferland, President, et al.
June 21, 2001 HILLSBOROUGH NORTHERN DISTRICT, 00-E-441 DR. GERALD BERUBE AND GERBER MANAGEMENT AND REALTY CORP. v. CITY OF MANCHESTER
June 5, 2001 STRAFFORD, 01-S-279-F State of NH v. David James
May 22, 2001 MERRIMACK, 01-E-066 SEAN K. CROFT V. JANE COPLAN, ACTING WARDEN NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE PRISON
May 14, 2001 ROCKINGHAM, 98-S-482-485 and 98-S-591-594 STATE OF NH V. FRANK MANISCALCO
February 22, 2001 HILLSBOROUGH NORTHERN DISTRICT, 99-C-413 Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation v. David M. Groff, Esquire
January 30, 2001 ROCKINGHAM, 99-E-0692 Evelyn Sirrell, et al. v. State of New Hampshire, et al. Order on Motion to Clarify
January 22, 2001 HILLSBOROUGH NORTHERN DISTRICT, 00-S-1067 STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE V. BRETT K. CRONIN
January 18, 2001 ROCKINGHAM, 99-E-0692 Evelyn Sirrell, et al. v. State of New Hampshire, et al.
November 17, 2000 STRAFFORD, 99-C-0231 Joseph Swan, Jr. v. Oscar C. Hickey and Reta Hickey
October 25, 2001 STRAFFORD, 00-E-0007 Pike Industries, Inc. v. Town of Farmington
June 5, 2000 STRAFFORD, 98-C-185 Middileton Building Supply, Inc. v. David Gidge
June 10, 1998 STRAFFORD, 97-S-524, 98-S-120-122, 98-S-169-180 State of NH v. James Hermonat
May 27, 1997 STRAFFORD, 96-C-0238 Robert and Dawn Brauel v. Gregory V. White, M.D. and Gastroenterology Professional Association
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