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New Hampshire Libel Law
Josephine A. Lamprey v. Britton Construction, Inc.

The plaintiff, Josephine A. Lamprey, appeals orders of the Superior Court (Nadeau, J.) dismissing her actions against the defendants, Britton Construction, Inc. (Britton), DeStefano Architects, PLLC f/k/a Lisa B. DeStefano (DeStefano) and Dave Sherwood, pursuant to the statutes of limitations and repose. See RSA 508:4 (2010); RSA 508:4-b (2010). We affirm in part, reverse in part and remand.
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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)

J & M Lumber and Construction Company, Inc. v. J. Robert Smyjunas, Jr.

In these consolidated cases, the defendant, J. Robert Smyjunas, Jr., appeals the jury verdict against him in favor of the plaintiff, J & M Lumber and Construction Company, Inc. (J & M), and J & M appeals the decision of the Superior Court (Vaughan, J.) to award prejudgment interest from the date of J & M’s 2008 writ of summons. We affirm.

I. Background

The record reveals the follow... More...
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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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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)


This case arises from a libel for divorce filed by the plaintiff, Charles G. Douglas , III, against the defendant, Caroline G. Douglas . The parties, both attorneys, were married in 1991. Between 1990 and 1996, they practiced law together, first under the firm name of Douglas & George, and later as Douglas & Douglas . In 1996, the plaintiff filed a libel for divorce citing irreconcilable di... More...   $0 (03-10-1999 - NH)

A.J. Faigin v. Jim Kelly, et al.

Libel, slander and assault claims relating to statements made by Kelly, a former NFL quarterback, against Faigin and Greg Lustig Pro Sports which negotiated a professional sports contract for Kelly with the Buffalo Bills in 1986. Kelly was paid $8.5 million by the Bills. In 1992, Kelly wrote his autobiography "Armed and Dangerous" in which he claimed that he fired Greg Lustig Pro Sports a... More...   $0 (04-15-1998 - NH)

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