Judicial Branch, State of New Hampshire

New Hampshire Supreme Court
Cases Accepted December 2004

 

04-0638

In the Matter of Franklin C. Jones*

 

Edwin W. Kelly
Russell F. Hilliard

 

Sexual harassment complaint

04-0654

Peter Estabrooks* & a.

v.

Jefferson Board of Adjustment

 

Peter H. Estabrooks,
pro se
Esther Estabrooks,
pro se

 

Laura A. Spector
R. Matthew Cairns

 

Coos County Superior Court
Municipal regulation

04-0656

Associated Lease Corporation

v.

George J. Stanley d/b/a Bargain Barn*

 

Robert J. Consavage

 

George Stanley d/b/a Bargai,
pro se

 

Berlin District Court
Motion to vacate judgment

04-0670

Nim-Cor, Inc.

v.

Lynco Grinding Co., Inc.*

 

J. Daniel Marr

 

Paul M. DeCarolis

 

Hillsborough County Superior Court South
Contract dispute -- personal jurisdiction

04-0694

Appeal of Patricia Paul*

 

Leslie H. Johnson
Eric P. Bernard
Attorney General

 

NH Compensation Appeals Board
Workers' compensation

04-0702

State of NH

v.

James McGinn*

 

Attorney General

 

Michael J. Sheehan

 

Rockingham County Superior Court
Post-conviction

04-0703

Appeal of General Electric Company and Electric Insurance*

 

Eric P. Bernard
Christopher A. Bandazian
Attorney General

 

NH Compensation Appeals Board
Workers' compensation

04-0705

In the Matter of John A. Taylor and Susanne G. Swartwout

 

John A. Taylor, pro se
Suzanne G. Swartwout, pro se

 

Merrimack County Superior Court
Custody and visitation issues – appeal and cross-appeal

04-0713

Appeal of Contoocook Valley School District*

 

Michael S. Elwell
James F. Allmendinger
Attorney General

 

NH Public Employee Labor Relations Board
Public employees

04-0720

In the Matter of Lisa J. Gibson* and Thomas J. Gibson

 

Lisa J. Gibson, pro se
Thomas J. Gibson, pro se

 

Family Division at Brentwood
Post-divorce proceedings

04-0728

Christopher G. Willard

v.

The Order of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart*

 

Peter E. Hutchins

 

Andru H. Volinsky
David K. Pinsonneault
Donald E. Gardner

 

Hillsborough County Superior Court South
Statute of limitations; discovery rule – interlocutory appeal

04-0730

State of NH

v.

Walter Ellis*

 

Attorney General

 

Walter Ellis, pro se

 

Rochester District Court
Criminal conviction – criminal trespass

04-0734

Roger Constant

v.

Edward Wolozko* & a.

 

Roger Constant, pro se

 

Edward Wolozko, pro se
Jeannette Snay, pro se

 

Nashua District Court
Landlord-tenant -- eviction

04-0741

Town of Meredith

v.

Kevin Johnson d/b/a Genesis Custom Auto & Marine Trim*

 

Judith E. Whitelaw
Timothy Bates

 

Kevin Johnson, pro se

 

Laconia District Court
Landlord-tenant – eviction for other than non-payment of rent

04-0746

In the Matter of Colleen P. Conte and Blaize Conte*

 

Colleen Conte, pro se
Blaize Conte, pro se

 

Family Division at Derry
Post-divorce proceedings

04-0748

In the Matter of Kathlyn F. Beal* and R. Keith Beal

 

Kathlyn F. Beal, pro se
R. Keith Beal, pro se

 

Hillsborough County Superior Court South
Post-divorce proceedings

04-0757

James Hurley*

v.

Joseph Bannon and Paul McCoy

 

James Hurley, pro se

 

Joseph Bannon, pro se
Paul McCoy, pro se

 

Manchester District Court
Money damages for overpayment on promissory note

04-0758

State of NH

v.

Frederick Green*

 

Attorney General

 

Frederick Green, pro se

 

Manchester District Court
Motor vehicle violation -- speeding

04-0759

State of NH

v.

Michael McCarthy*

 

Attorney General

 

Appellate Defender
James T. Brooks

 

Grafton County Superior Court
Criminal conviction -- attempted aggravated felonious sexual assault

04-0768

Mary H. Pritchard Trust* & a.

v.

Town of Pittsfield & a.

 

Gordon R. Blakeney, Jr.

 

Laura A. Spector

 

Merrimack County Superior Court
Municipal regulation – subdivision approval

04-0775

Appeal of James River Corporation*

 

Gregory R. Couture
Kevin W. Stuart
Attorney General

 

NH Compensation Appeals Board
Workers' compensation

04-0777

Wendy L. McCarthy

v.

Robert E. Wheeler*

 

Barbara Parker

 

George E. Spaneas

 

Family Division at Plymouth
Domestic violence

04-0779

Beebe Rubber Company, Inc.

v.

Nestor Development Corporation*

 

David M. Gottesman

 

Robert E. McDaniel

 

Hillsborough County Superior Court South
Declaratory judgment; petition to quiet title

04-0780

NH Partners In Service*

v.

State of New Hampshire, Division of Children, Youth and Families

 

Lisa S. Wade

 

Attorney General

 

Merrimack County Superior Court
Claim against governmental entity – rate setting statute and regulations

04-0782

Financial Resources and Assistance of the Lakes Region

v.

National Inspection and Repair Co., Inc.* & a.

 

Michael E. Gould

 

Michael M. Burke
Christopher H. Carter

 

Belknap County Superior Court
Money damages

04-0783

In the Matter of Tammy J. Haines and Scott P. Haines*

 

Jessica J. Bladen
Lanea A. Witkus

 

Sullivan County Superior Court
Post-divorce proceedings

04-0784

State of NH

v.

William Mussey*

 

Attorney General

 

Appellate Defender
Abigail Albee
Donna J. Brown

 

Merrimack County Superior Court
Criminal conviction -- second degree assault

04-0786

Karl E. Slowick*

v.

Thomas R. Slowick, Executor of the Estate of Edwin F. Slowick

 

David P. Slawsky
R. Matthew Cairns

 

William B. Pribis
Douglas L. Ingersoll

 

Merrimack County Superior Court
Dismissal for failure to comply with Superior Court Rule 51

04-0787

State of NH

v.

Cathy Burke*

 

Attorney General

 

Patrick W. Fleming

 

Exeter District Court
Criminal conviction – simple assault

04-0789

In re Juvenile 2004-0789 -A, -B

 

Case is confidential under RSA chapter 169-C and 169-D

04-0792

In the Matter of Keith Force* and Wendy Force

 

James M. McNamee
Kris E. Durmer

 

Hillsborough County Superior Court South
Post-divorce proceedings

04-0793

Donna Richard*

v.

Good Luck Trailer Court, Inc. & a.

 

Thomas K. MacMillan

 

Joseph L. Hamilton

 

Rockingham County Superior Court
Equity, mobile home

04-0794

In the Matter of Gary G. Harper and Simone F. Harper*

 

Carol L. Kunz
Linda Capuchino

 

Hillsborough County Superior Court North
Post-divorce proceedings

04-0795

State of NH

v.

Yaiche Youcef*

 

Attorney General

 

Yaiche Youcef, pro se

 

Concord District Court
Motor vehicle violation -- speeding

04-0796

In the Matter of Jennifer Powell-Rochette and Eric Rochette*

 

Kevin A. Chenelle
Robert M. Shepard

 

Hillsborough County Superior Court South
Divorce

04-0797

Dennis Gallipeau

v.

Boulder Village Condominimum Association*

 

Thomas M. Haughey

 

Troy M. Watts

 

Grafton County Superior Court
Condominium documents – non-judicial foreclosure

04-0798

Susan E. Miller*

v.

Francis A. Payette and Nancy L. Payette

 

Susan E. Miller, pro se

 

Frances A. Payette, pro se
Nancy Payette, pro se

 

Hillsborough County Superior Court North
Motion to dismiss – res judicata

04-0802

Town of Hinsdale

v.

Town of Chesterfield*

 

H. Neil Berkson

 

Thomas P. Mullins

 

Cheshire County Superior Court
Equity – closing of section of road

04-0803

In the Matter of Deborah Hall (now Murphy) and Daniel Hall*

 

Elaine M. Kennedy
Mr. Daniel E. Hall

 

Hillsborough County Superior Court North
Post-divorce proceedings

04-0805

John Schiavi* & a.

v.

City of Rochester & a.

 

James J. Bianco Jr.
Melinda E. Dupre

 

Danford J. Wensley

 

Strafford County Superior Court
Writ of mandamus

 

04-0806

Melanie Geraldine Sweezy

v.

James E. Rand*

 

Melanie Geraldine Sweezy, pro se

 

James E. Rand, pro se

 

Concord District Court
Small claims

04-0807

Michael Langton d/b/a Langton Enterprises*

v.

Pacific Northwest Ballet

 

Keri J. Marshall

 

John-Mark Turner

 

Hampton District Court
Personal jurisdiction

04-0808

Jenny Thompson*

v.

Pure Distributors, Inc. d/b/a Envion International & a.

 

Jenny Thompson

v.

C&C Research & a.

 

Paul R. Cox

 

R. James Steiner

 

Strafford County Superior Court
Breach of contract

04-0810

Ronald V. Ciraco, Inc. & a.

v.

David S. Couture*

 

James P. Shannon

 

Gregory V. Sullivan

 

Carroll County Superior Court
Damages in amount of settlement paid in federal court action

04-0812

NH Local Government Center Property-Liability Trust, Inc.

v.

Michael Mills*

 

David C. Klingebiel
William G. Scott

 

Michael M. Mills, pro se

 

Concord District Court
Damages; attorney’s fees

04-0813

Louise A. Couturier

v.

Michael E. Patenaude*

 

Louise A. Couturier, pro se

 

William E. Aivalikles

 

Nashua District Court
Domestic violence

04-0814

Donna Banfield,* individually and as mother and next friend of David Banfield, Jr.

v.

Allstate Insurance Company

 

John P. Fagan

 

Nicholas D. Wright

 

Rockingham County Superior Court
Homeowner's insurance

04-0815

Terry W. Kenison* & a.

v.

Andre Dubois & a.

 

Joseph F. McDowell, III
Mark D. Morrissette

 

Robert C. Dewhirst

 

Coos County Superior Court
Personal injury – statutory immunity

04-0816

Barry Cohoon* & a.

v.

IDM Software, Inc. & a.

 

William B. Pribis

 

Andrea L. Daly
Wilbur A. Glahn, III
R. Peter Shapiro
Arnold N. Rosenblatt
John V. Dwyer, Jr.
James C. Wheat
Jeffrey H. Karlin

Rockingham County Superior Court
Equity; rescission; money damages – appeal, co-appeal and cross-appeal

04-0817

In the Matter of Catherine Vigue* and Larry Vigue

 

Catherine Vigue, pro se
Carl W. Potvin

 

Strafford County Superior Court
Divorce proceedings

04-0818

State of NH

v.

Robert Hartford*

 

Attorney General

 

Lincoln T. Soldati

 

Carroll County Superior Court
Criminal conviction -- possession of a controlled drug with intent to sell

04-0819

Braiterman Law Offices, PLLC*

v.

Darrell Murdough, Jr.

 

David J. Braiterman

 

Leesteffy Jenkins

 

Concord District Court
Attorney's fees dispute

04-0820

Lois Stewart, Administrator of the Estate of Vicki Lynn Bader

v.

Seth Bader*

 

Erica U. Bodwell
Paul A. McDonough
Stephen E. Borofsky

 

B. Michael Cormier

 

Rockingham County Superior Court
Equity; wrongful death; emotional distress

04-0822

In re Juvenile 2004-0822

 

Case is confidential under RSA chapter 169-B

04-0823

Clark Broadcasting of NH, Inc.* & a.

v.

Commissioner, NH Department of Revenue Administration

 

Aline H. Lotter
Virginia M. Cannon

 

Attorney General

 

Merrimack County Superior Court
Equity – assessment of taxes, interest and penalties