Vermont

78 ABA Journal Vermont articles.

Vermont law student and his mother die in murder-suicide

Called to a home for a welfare check in Amherst, New Hampshire, on Tuesday, police discovered the bodies of a Vermont law student and his mother.

Police say the student,…

Attorney pulls into ditch during traffic stop, is arrested after altercation over tow truck

June 12 was not a good day for Vermont lawyer Peter Martin.

Pulled over on a curve by a St. Albans police officer for having tinted windows on his Cadillac…

Food manufacturing associations challenge Vermont’s GMO labeling law

Four major manufacturing associations are seeking to invalidate Vermont’s law requiring manufacturers to disclose on labels when their products have genetically modified organisms.

The Burlington Free Press reported that…

DOJ says bar officials violate ADA by asking applicants too much about their mental health

Asking would-be lawyers standard questions about their mental health, including their history of diagnosis and treatment, could violate the Americans with Disabilities Act, according to the civil rights division of…

Spousal privilege doesn’t apply to woman testifying in same-sex partner’s murder trial, judge rules

Kentucky doesn’t allow same-sex marriages or civil unions, or recognize those that occur in other states.

But even if it did, that wouldn’t mean that a woman who prosecutors say…

Acquittal follows judge’s refusal to allow ‘timid’ prosecutor to reduce charge

Vermont jurors took only 40 minutes last Friday to acquit a woman of aggravated assault, a charge that even the prosecutor didn’t agree with.

Deputy Chittenden County State’s Attorney Paul…

19 ‘right to dry’ states outlaw clothesline bans; is yours among them?

Once upon a time, a clothesline was a standard feature of most back yards. But concern that publicly airing clean laundry attached with clothespins to a rope or wire was…

Law school sues insurer, seeks coverage of civil racketeering case

Liberty University School of Law has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to force its insurance carrier to defend the institution in an earlier civil racketeering case over a child-custody battle…

Public defender’s suit jacket deflects judge’s objection to client’s T-shirt

A public defender in Vermont handled an arraignment without his suit jacket Wednesday, after putting it on a client, backwards, to cover an offending T-shirt.

Attorney Doug Willey took action…

Vermont Law School Plans to Downsize Staff; Dean Says Nonlawyer Specialists Will Do More Legal Work

The field of health care has been transformed with more cost-effective treatment by nurse practitioners and physician assistants, and the legal field will follow with less work being done by…

State Justices, Legislators on Panel Shared Success Stories on Tackling Judiciary Budget Concerns

State chief justices and court administrators met this week in Washington, D.C., to discuss policy priorities for the upcoming year and beyond. Many of them took time Thursday to join…

Top Vt. Court Suspends Clientless Lawyer, Says Pro Se Filings Show He Could Harm Potential Clients

The state’s supreme court has suspended a Vermont lawyer on an interim basis, pending further disciplinary action, even though he apparently has no clients.

Saying that William E. Simendinger has…

Defense Lawyer Moves to Dismiss 20 Cases, Says Prosecutor Not Lawfully Appointed By Vt. Governor

A criminal defense attorney has filed a motion seeking the dismissal of 20 criminal cases, contending that the state lacks authority to prosecute the defendants because the Orleans County state’s…

Ice Cream Maker Ben & Jerry’s Wins Lookalike Porn Movie TRO; Boston Cream Thigh, Other DVDs Nixed

It might seem unlikely that those who enjoy Ben & Jerry’s gourmet ice cream would think the Vermont-based maker of trademarked flavors such as Chocolate Fudge Brownie, Peanut Butter Cup…

Breast-Feeding Woman Booted from Plane Wins Secret Delta Settlement, 2 Other Carriers to Pay $20K

A New Mexico woman who said she was ordered off a Delta Connections flight in Vermont in 2006 after she refused an offended flight attendant’s demand to cover herself with…

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