The “NH Supreme Court At-a-Glance” in New Hampshire Bar News summarizes recent NH Supreme Court decisions.


Portsmouth law firm with business, creditor rights, consumer collection and financial institution defense practice seeks litigation associate. Massachusetts or New Hampshire Bar Admission required. Position requires regular court appearances, drafting pleadings, regulatory compliance, attention to detail and strong organizational skills. Compensation commensurate with experience. Send Resume to: Randall Pratt, Esq. Law Office of Randall L […]
2020-06-26 14:23:59
Legal Assistant for IP Practice in Hanover, NH
Duties include applications and other filings, portfolio management, investigation, correspondence and attorney support. Can train. Submit resume to
2020-06-26 12:19:55
Edward Favart v. Steven Oulette, & a.
Property Law No. 2019-0197 May 22, 2020 Affirmed in part reversed in part remanded. Whether an implied easement may be inferred based upon historical use of properties This lawsuit originated in 2017, when the plaintiff filed a lawsuit requesting the court to order removal of the docks that the defendants had installed on the plaintiff’s […]
2020-06-25 17:25:11
Balzotti Global Group, LLC, & a. v. Shepherds Hill Proponents, LLC, & a.
Property Law No. 2019-0120 May 27, 2020 Affirmed. Whether the plaintiffs’ claim brought in February 2018 were time-barred or if the discovery rule tolled the statute of limitations; and whether certain evidence was properly admitted or should have been barred by the work-product doctrine. The plaintiffs appealed an order of the Superior Court dismissing their […]
2020-06-25 17:18:22
John O’Donnell v. Allstate Indemnity Company
Insurance No. 2018-0706 May 22, 2020 Affirmed. Whether an insured’s amendment of coverage terms of insurance policy creates a new policy under RSA 264:15, I, and requires an insured to reject in writing of uninsured motorist coverage The plaintiff was involved in a motor vehicle accident in November 2015 and sought uninsured motorist benefits pursuant […]
2020-06-25 17:13:17
State v. Miguel Francisco Perez
Criminal Law No. 2018-0647 May 15, 2020 Affirmed. Whether the trial court erred in denying a motion to suppress evidence pursuant to a search of a rental car following a motor vehicle The defendant was convicted of two counts of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute subsequent offense. The Court noted […]
2020-06-25 16:48:13
Union Leader Corporation & a. v. Town of Salem
Constitutional Law No. 2019-0206 May 29, 2020 Vacated and remanded. Whether the “internal personal records” exemption under the New Hampshire Right-to-Know law, RSA 91-A:5, IV, should be a per se rule or whether it requires a balancing test The plaintiffs Union Leader Corporation and American Civil Liberties Union of New Hampshire, appeal an order in […]
2020-06-25 16:42:20
Seacoast Newspapers, Inc. v. City of Portsmouth
Constitutional Law No. 2019-0135 May 29, 2020 Vacated and remanded.   Whether the Right-to-Know Law’s exemption for “internal personnel practices” and “personal files” as set forth within Fenniman is narrow enough to effectuate the purpose of the law Seacoast Newspapers sought the arbitration decision concerning the widely publicized termination of a City of Portsmouth police […]
2020-06-25 16:24:27
Fortune Laurel, LLC v. High Liner Foods (USA), Incorporated, Trustee & a.
Constitutional Law No. 2019-0307 May 8, 2020 Affirmed. Whether due process allows a New Hampshire Court to maintain quasi in rem jurisdiction for an attachment of funds despite dismissal of underlying action for lack of personal jurisdiction The Supreme Court noted the following facts as relevant. The plaintiff was a Massachusetts company which entered into […]
2020-06-25 16:19:27
Caroline Casey & a. v. New Hampshire Secretary of State & a.
Constitutional Law No. 2019-0693 (U.S. District Court) May 20, 2020 Remanded. Certified questions of law from the U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire regarding the definition of domicile and resident as it relates to college students and temporary residents and whether such temporary residents need to obtain New Hampshire driver’s licenses and register their […]
2020-06-25 16:14:47
Appeal of NH Department of Environmental Services
Administrative Law No. 2018-0650 May 22, 2020 Affirmed in part, vacated in part, and remanded. Whether the Department of Environmental Services has the authority to restrict the height of all accessory structures or only those that are “small” such as a gazebo or a shed Petitioner, New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (“DES”), appealed a […]
2020-06-25 15:59:01
New Hampshire Bar Association’s Welcomes Daniel E. Will as President of the Board of Governors at Annual Meeting 2020
2020-06-24 16:25:20
Bar News Committee Corner - New Lawyers Committee
2020-06-24 15:36:09
50 Years Of Law Practice —New Admits to the New Hampshire Bar, Fall 1970
2020-06-24 13:14:00
#2019-20/03 Juror Investigation Using Social Media
2020-06-23 16:51:33
#2019-20/02 The Prospective Client: Confidentiality and Withdrawal Considerations
2020-06-23 16:30:08
Ethics Opinions & Guidance
2020-06-23 02:00:49
2020-06-19 16:45:53
Assistant Dean of Career Services
The University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law invites applications for an Assistant Dean of Career Services. This role works with students, prospective employers, faculty and alumni to place students in legal and law-related employment. For a complete position description, please visit: UNH is an EEO employer
2020-06-19 14:45:57
Upton & Hatfield seeks an associate with 3+ years’ experience for its Peterborough location to concentrate in the areas of estate planning, probate and business law. The right candidate would have an excellent work ethic, strong communication and interpersonal skills, and a willingness to learn. Community involvement is important. Competitive benefit and compensation package. Please […]
2020-06-19 11:02:13
FAA Certified Drone Pilot for Hire.
FAA Certified Drone Pilot for Hire. Aerials / Videos / Photos. Reasonable rates – Veteran operated. Call Rob at 603-809-2055.
2020-06-18 01:43:31
NH Supreme Court Overturns Precedent
By Jonathan Van Fleet The Concord Monitor The legal exemption cited by the Concord School Board to withhold a 100-page report examining how staff responded to accusations of inappropriate conduct by former teacher Howie Leung has been overturned by the New Hampshire Supreme Court. Lawyers for the school district said the entire report that led […]
2020-06-17 15:58:08
Senator Hassan Addresses the Legal Aid Community
“Tooling Up” for a “Tsunami” of Cases By Scott Merrill While the pandemic fuels Great Depression levels of unemployment and protestors take to the streets calling for justice after the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis on Memorial Day, the legal aid community in New Hampshire is as committed as ever to providing equal […]
2020-06-17 15:51:17
Bar News June 17, 2020
2020-06-17 11:00:46
Tom Pancoast: A Small Town Lawyer with an “Exacting” Mind
  By Kathie Ragsdale Thomas Pancoast may be the quintessential North Country lawyer – part legal advisor, part raconteur, and so can-do that he delivered one of his own daughters in the back seat of a 1971 Plymouth Fury. He has maintained an office in his Littleton home for 41 years. He has almost no […]
2020-06-16 13:52:54

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