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New Hampshire Supreme Court denies access to voter database in suit over registration law

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 5, 2019

CONCORD, N.H. (Legal Newsline) – A request to produce a voters database that was ordered by a lower court as evidence in a lawsuit was denied by the New Hampshire Supreme Court.

Medical malpractice case against Southern New Hampshire Medical Center revived by N.H. Supreme Court

By Carrie Salls | Jan 10, 2019

CONCORD, N.H. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of New Hampshire overturned a superior court ruling that dismissed a medical malpractice case filed against Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, Eliot Hospital and three doctors, according to a Dec. 21 opinion.

New Hampshire high court reverses ruling in certificate case involving state bureau

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 2, 2018

CONCORD, N.H. (Legal Newsline) – The New Hampshire Supreme Court has ruled that a lower court erred when it concluded a state agency was authorized to require a builder to complete a road project to a standard required of the previous builder in order to obtain a certificate.

Time running out for lawyers suing opioid industry to show specific proof

By Daniel Fisher | Oct 20, 2018

The judge overseeing multidistrict litigation against the opioid industry has given plaintiffs a stark choice on a tight deadline: Hand over evidence of specific prescriptions they believe were improper or lose the right to present such evidence forever.

N.H. Supreme Court upholds trial court decision in case of 13-year-old stepped on by horse

By Chandra Lye | Oct 3, 2018

CONCORD, N.H. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of New Hampshire affirmed a trial court decision that granted immunity from liability to the defendant in a case where a minor was seriously injured in a horseback riding incident.

Nonprofit alleges storm water from New Hampshire facility is polluted with heavy metals

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 29, 2018

CONCORD, N.H. (Legal Newsline) – A nonprofit organization focused on protecting New England's environment alleges a sand and gravel facility in New Hampshire is unlawfully discharging polluted stormwater.

New Hampshire city's wastewater treatment facility violates Clean Air Act, government alleges

By Bree Gonzales | Sep 21, 2018

CONCORD, N.H. (Legal Newsline) – The federal government alleges a New Hampshire municipality's wastewater treatment facility is operating in violation of federal law.

Legal malpractice case filed by doctor revived following New Hampshire ruling

By John Breslin | Aug 23, 2018

CONCORD, N.H. (Legal Newsline) – A legal malpractice claim against a New Hampshire law firm has been revived after the state's Supreme Court reversed an earlier ruling.

N.H. Supreme Court affirms $750,000 judgment against Applebee’s owner in salmonella lawsuit

By Elizabeth Alt | Jul 30, 2018

CONCORD, N.H. (Legal Newsline) – The New Hampshire Supreme Court issued an opinion July 18 that a trial court and jury did not err in awarding a man $750,000 in his suit over allegations he contracted salmonella after eating at an Applebee’s restaurant.

Nonprofits allege contaminated groundwater is entering New Hampshire river from landfill

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | May 24, 2018

CONCORD, N.H. (Legal Newsline) – Two nonprofit corporations allege that a landfill in New Hampshire is discharging pollutants into a river.

N.H. Supreme Court rules insurance company not liable for living expenses in mold case

By Elizabeth Alt | Dec 5, 2017

CONCORD, N.H. (Legal Newsline) – The New Hampshire Supreme Court ruled Nov. 15 that a couple who found mold in their home is not entitled to receive compensation from their insurance company for the expenses when they had to temporarily move out of the home.

Carnival escapes liability for girl killed by car while crossing street to Burger King

By Dee Thompson | Oct 24, 2017

CONCORD, N.H. (Legal Newsline) - A carnival operator is not responsible for the death of a teenage carnival-goer who was crossing the street in the town of Derry, the New Hampshire Supreme Court has decided.

Father can't sue N.H. town after son injured trying to touch person on rope swing

By Dee Thompson | Oct 10, 2017

CONCORD, N.H. (Legal Newsline) – The New Hampshire Supreme Court recently ruled that the town of Chester was not liable for the injuries caused to a boy swimming at a pond on city property.

Drug companies lose challenge to alliance between private lawyers and state officials

By David Hutton | Jul 14, 2017

CONCORD, N.H. (Legal Newsline) – Private lawyers who could possibly make millions of dollars in attorneys fees can continue with their representation of the state of New Hampshire in an investigation into and a possible lawsuit against the pharmaceutical industry.

N.H. Supreme Court rules for lawyer seeking fees from colleague

By Elizabeth Alt | May 30, 2017

CONCORD, N.H. (Legal Newsline) – Attorney Harvey J. Garod received a ruling in his favor against another attorney he claims essentially poached his former client and did not pay him his share from a subsequent settlement.

De-recognized Dartmouth fraternity loses another round in frat house zoning fight

By Carrie Salls | Apr 18, 2017

CONCORD, N.H. (Legal Newsline) – A de-recognized fraternity at Dartmouth College lost yet another round in a dispute with the town of Hanover related to the zoning status of its house when the Supreme Court of New Hampshire ruled April 11 that the house was no longer “grandfathered” to comply with updated zoning regulations.

Pre-K teacher loses wrongful termination, slander case against Catholic school

By Nicholas Gueguen | Mar 15, 2017

MANCHESTER, N.H. (Legal Newsline) – The New Hampshire Supreme Court on Feb. 24 decided to uphold the decision of the Hillsborough Superior Court to dismiss allegations against the Roman Catholic Bishop of Manchester, or Saint Christopher School, in the case of Beverly A. Cluff-Landry v. the Roman Catholic Bishop of Manchester.

Judge denies remand in Saint-Gobain class action

By Kristin Regula | Dec 20, 2016

CONCORD, N.H. (Legal Newsline) -- U.S. District Court Judge Joseph LaPlante won't send a class action lawsuit against Saint-Gobain back to state court, despite the plaintiffs' request.

New Hampshire attorney general warns consumers about potential IRS scams

By Mark Iandolo | Oct 11, 2016

CONCORD, N.H. (Legal Newsline) — New Hampshire Attorney General Joseph A. Foster recently released a statement warning consumers about potential IRS scams happening over the phone throughout the state.

N.H. judge rules fee agreement between AG, Cohen Milstein is invalid

By Jessica Karmasek | Mar 16, 2016

Under the retainer agreement signed in September, the plaintiffs law firm known for its class action lawsuits -- and that has been hired by a growing number of state attorneys general in recent years -- could have earned 27 percent of the State’s net recovery if an investigation into a group of opioid makers proceeds.

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