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Robert Pelkey v. Dan's City Used Cars, Inc. d/b/a Dan's City Auto Body

The plaintiff, Robert Pelkey, appeals the decision of the Superior Court (Garfunkel, J.) granting the motion for partial summary judgment of the defendant, Dan’s City Used Cars, Inc. d/b/a Dan’s City Auto Body. We reverse and remand.

I. Background

The following facts are drawn from the record. In March 2009, the plaintiff brought suit against both his landlord, Colonial Village, ... More...
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Northern Security Insurance Company v. Michael Connors

The petitioner, Northern Security Insurance Company (Northern Security), appeals an order of the Superior Court (McHugh, J.), denying its motion for summary judgment and granting the cross-motion for summary judgment of respondent Michael Connors. The trial court ruled that Northern Security has a duty to defend respondent Connors in a civil lawsuit pending in Rockingham County Superior Court, Rei... More...   $0 (03-31-2011 - NH)

Dean J. Waterfield v. Meredith Corporation

The plaintiff, Dean J. Waterfield, appeals an order of the Superior Court (Barry, J.) granting summary judgment in favor of the defendants, Meredith Corporation, John Doe Anchorperson(s), and John Doe On-Site Reporter. We affirm in part, reverse in part, and remand.

The trial court found or the record supports the following facts. In March 2001, the plaintiff married Stephanie Waterfield.... More...
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Claudia DiFolco v. MSNBC Cable, L.L.C.

Plaintiff-appellant Claudia DiFolco (“DiFolco”) appeals from so much of an order 3 entered on March 30, 2007, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of 4 New York (Preska, Ch. J.), as dismissed, for failure to state a claim pursuant to Fed. R. 5 Civ. P. 12(b)(6), her causes of action for breach of contract (and related New York Labor 6 Law violations), defamation, and to... More...   $0 (10-07-2010 - NH)

The State of New Hampshire v. Marshall Zidel

The defendant, Marshall Zidel, appeals his conviction on nine counts of possession of child pornography, see RSA 649-A:3 (2007), arguing that the Superior Court (Lewis, J.) erred in denying his motions to dismiss. We reverse. The following facts were found by the trial court for purposes of ruling upon the defendant's pretrial motion to dismiss or were stipulated to by the parties. At the time he... More...   $0 (01-18-2008 - NH)

Stephen M. Moss v. Camp Pemigewassett, Inc., et al.

Stephen Moss, a former archery counselor at Camp Pemigewasset, a summer camp for boys ("the Camp"), claims that he was defamed by the Camp's director, Robert Grabill. The gravamen of the complaint is that Grabill stated to an assistant counselor that he had received a complaint regarding Moss through the State of New Hampshire concerning inappropriate contact with boys at the Camp-an admittedly fa... More...   $0 (11-27-2002 - NH)

Robert Howard v. Susan Antilla

The plaintiff, chairman of a publicly-traded company, brought suit against the defendant, a newspaper reporter, for defamation and false light invasion of privacy. At the end of the trial, the jury returned a sizeable verdict in favor of the plaintiff on his claim for false light invasion of privacy, but a take-nothing verdict on the defamation claim. For the reasons stated below, we vacate the ju... More...   $0 (06-28-2002 - NH)

Straughn v. Delta Air Lines, Inc.

Plaintiff Claire A. Straughn urges us to vacate several summary judgment rulings which ultimately prompted the district court to dismiss her claims against Delta Airlines, Inc., alleging gender discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 2001, et seq., race discrimination under 42 U.S.C. 1981, and breach of contract, wrongful termination, and defamatio... More...   $0 (05-17-2001 - NH)

Foster Steam Turbine, et al. v. General Electric Co., et al.

Defamation - Plaintiff claimed that his reputation and consulting business, Foster Steam Turbine Consultants, ltd.., were damaged when he was banned from General Electrics property. Plaintiff claimed that company officials criticized him in memos and to his clients. Plaintiff formed his company when he was laid off in May, 1995 but he was cutoff from the company when the company officials accuse... More...   $0 (01-05-1999 - NH)

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