Strict Time Limits for Suing a Ski Resort

August 12, 2015 by

Deborah and Matthew Hogan were skiing at Pat’s Peak when they fell from a ski chairlift and were injured.  They wanted to sue the resort for their injuries but New Hampshire has a very strict law that says if you want to sue a ski resort, you must send the resort notice of your injuries within 90 days by certified letter....

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What Counts As Three Strikes?

July 21, 2015 by

With the recent Supreme Court decisions on same-sex marriage and health insurance, it easy to overlook an important sentencing decision made at the same time.  Most people are aware that it is a crime for a felon to possess a firearm. What most people do not know is if a felon is caught with a firearm and he has three...

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Bluetooth only cell phone use in NH as of July 1!

June 26, 2015 by

As of July 1, 2015 it shall be a violation to use a cell phone while driving unless it is Bluetooth enabled, or a hands-free device that is integrated into the vehicle. RSA 265:79-c provides very few exceptions to this prohibition: (1) if the person is behind the wheel and the vehicle is pulled to the side of, or off...

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Police dog sniff of car ruled illegal

April 24, 2015 by

The United States Supreme Court recently curtailed a police officer’s right to extend a routine traffic stop for a K-9 sniff for drugs in Rodriguez v United States. Mr. Rodriguez and his passenger were stopped by a Nebraska police officer at around midnight for briefly traveling in the breakdown lane. The officer stopped the vehicle and took Rodriguez’s license and...

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What happens when you get hurt at work?

March 27, 2015 by

Workplace injuries are given unique treatment under the law. If a person is injured while not at work, and someone else is responsible, the victim can sue the at-fault party. One of the most common examples is in the case of a car accident that is caused by the negligence of another driver. The injured driver can recover compensation for...

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Facebook Post can Land You in Jail

A Facebook post can land you in jail!

February 27, 2015 by 2 Comments

State v Craig is an interesting case that gives some insight into how New Hampshire courts will view posts on social media, such as Facebook, that are directed to someone who has a restraining order against the person making the post. The case centers around a waitress who got a restraining order against Craig, a man who started coming into...

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Illegal search of a pill bottle

January 30, 2015 by Leave your thoughts

In State v. Broadus, the NH Supreme Court reversed and remanded two felony-level possession of drug convictions because the search was illegal. Ms. Broadus was the passenger in a car that was stopped by a state trooper on Route 101 because he saw the driver throw a lit cigarette out the window. Once the car was stopped the trooper had...

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Which household members are covered by your homeowner’s insurance?

December 22, 2014 by Leave your thoughts

In the case of Susan R. White v Vermont Mutual Insurance Company, the NH Supreme Court had occasion to comment on when an adult child could be considered a household resident entitling coverage under the parent’s insurance policy. Susan White held a homeowner’s insurance policy from Vermont Mutual. Ms. White owned a home in Moultonborough and a home in Florida....

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