New Hampshire Personal Injury Case Law

Please find, below, selected case laws decided by Supreme Court of New Hampshire or Court of Appeals of New Hampshire where the terms personal injury or related terms have been mentioned. These cases are not necessarily personal injury and may include cases where the facts or court decision merely mentions personal injury related legal terms. You are not to rely on these cases as legal advice nor should you rely on them for accuracy. Please see Terms of Service.

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Kelleher v. Lumber - 12/15/2005
Argued: September 14, 2005 In these consolidated appeals, the defendant, Marvin Lumber and Cedar Company (Marvin), appeals: (1) the partial jury verdict from the Superior Court (Brennan, J.) in the first trial that awarded the...

Broom v. Continental Casualty Co. - 11/16/2005
Argued: September 29, 2005 The appellants, C. Edward Broom, Thomas P. Broom, Christopher J. Broom and Nicholas Brunet, appeal orders of the Superior Court (McGuire, J.) granting summary judgment to appellee Interstate Fire and...

O'Donnell v. HCA Health Services of New Hampshire - 9/8/2005
Argued: June 15, 2005 This appeal follows a jury trial awarding the plaintiffs, Derek and Melissa O'Donnell, individually and as parents and next friend of Ashley O'Donnell, a minor, damages for medical malpractice, negligence,...

Winnisquam Regional School District v. Levine - 8/18/2005
Argued: April 5, 2005 Defendant Dutton & Garfield, Inc. (D & G) appeals an order of the Superior Court (Perkins, J.) arguing that the court erred by: (1) holding that the statute of repose found in RSA 508:4-b (1997) was...

Kenison v. Dubois - 7/18/2005
Argued: April 20, 2005 The plaintiffs, Terry W. Kenison and Diana L. Kenison, co-administrators of the Estate of Brody J. Kenison, appeal a ruling of the Superior Court (Vaughan, J.) granting summary judgment to the defendants,...

In re Appeal of MacDonald - 7/18/2005
Argued: May 18, 2005 The petitioner, Perry MacDonald, appeals a decision of the New Hampshire Compensation Appeals Board (board) that per diem payments he received during his employment with respondent, Nelson Communication...

Soraghan v. Mt. Cranmore Ski Resort - 6/24/2005
Argued: April 20, 2005 The plaintiff, Maureen Soraghan, appeals an order of the Superior Court (O'Neill, J.) granting summary judgment to the defendant, Mt. Cranmore Ski Resort, Inc. We reverse and remand. In January 2000,...

Estate of Gordon-Couture v. Brown - 5/23/2005
Argued: February 9, 2005 This case arises out of the accidental drowning of two-year-old Jaycob Gordon-Couture while attending a birthday party at property owned by the defendants, George and Silvia Brown. The plaintiff, the...

Rosa v. Partners in Progress - 3/4/2005
Argued: November 30, 2004 These consolidated cases are before the court on interlocutory transfer without ruling. Sup. Ct. R. 9. The record reflects the following facts. The case involves the construction of a Wal-Mart...

Wilson v. Progressive Northern Insurance Co. - 3/3/2005
Argued: October 13, 2004 Reargued: January 12, 2005 The plaintiff, Stephany Wilson, appeals an order of the Superior Court (Smukler, J.) granting summary judgment to the defendant, Progressive Northern Insurance Company...

White v. Asplundh Tree Expert Co. - 12/10/2004
Merrimack Argued: October 20, 2004 The plaintiffs, Dr. Leland and Carol White, appeal and the defendant, Asplundh Tree Expert Company (Asplundh), cross-appeals an order of the Superior Court (McGuire, J.) granting...

Estate of Joshua T. v. State - 12/29/2003
Grafton Argued: October 8, 2003 The plaintiffs, Estate of Joshua T., Dale and Patricia T. as administrators of the Estate of Joshua T. and as next friends, appeal an order of the Superior Court (Burling, J.) granting...

Nilsson v. Bierman - 12/29/2003
Hillsborough-northern judicial district Argued: October 9, 2003 The plaintiff, Leif Nilsson, appeals from a jury verdict in Superior Court (Barry, J.) that apportioned fault on his negligence claim between the defendant,...

Stateline Steel Erectors - 12/9/2003
Hillsborough-southern judicial district Argued: November 5, 2003 The plaintiff, Stateline Steel Erectors, Inc. (Stateline) appeals an order of the Superior Court (Groff, J.) granting summary judgment to the defendants,...

In re Appeal of Fay - 12/8/2003
Compensation Appeals Board Argued: October 15, 2003 The petitioner, Edward Fay, III, appeals a decision of the New Hampshire Compensation Appeals Board (board) denying him temporary partial disability benefits and ruling...

In re Woodmansee - 9/29/2003
(New Hampshire Compensation Appeals Board) Submitted: June 6, 2003 The petitioner, Sanford Woodmansee, appeals the order of the New Hampshire Compensation Appeals Board (board) reducing the rate at which his benefits were...

Donnelly v. Eastman - 6/30/2003
Rockingham Argued: May 14, 2003 This is an interlocutory appeal from an order of the Superior Court (Lewis, J.) denying the defendant's motion to dismiss the plaintiffs' claims for personal injury. See Sup. Ct. R. 8. The...

Wolters v. American Republic Insurance Company - 6/27/2003
Rockingham Argued: May 14, 2003 The defendant, American Republic Insurance Company, appeals a decision of the Superior Court (Coffey, J.) granting summary judgment to the plaintiff, Diana Wolters, on her declaratory...

In re Nelson - 6/6/2003
Hillsborough-southern judicial district Argued: January 15, 2003 This case comes before us on an interlocutory transfer without ruling from the Superior Court (Hampsey, J.). See Sup. Ct. R. 9. The record contains the...

State v. Ramos - 3/17/2003
Grafton Argued: January 8, 2003 The defendant, Jerry Lee Ramos, appeals his convictions for burglary, see RSA 635:1 (1996), and aggravated felonious sexual assault through concealment or the element of surprise, see RSA...

Graves v. Estabrook - 3/3/2003
Hillsborough-southern judicial district Argued: January 8, 2003 The plaintiff, Catrina Graves, appeals a ruling by the Superior Court (Hampsey, J.) granting the defendant, Franklin L. Estabrook's, motion to dismiss her...

McIntire v. Lee - 2/19/2003
Carroll Argued: November 13, 2002 The defendants, Susan H. Lee and Fay E. Melendy, appeal from a jury verdict finding them liable for legal malpractice in their representation of the plaintiff, Robert McIntire....

In re Shillen's Case - 2/18/2003
Original Submitted: December 13, 2002 In May 2000, the Supreme Court Committee on Professional Conduct (Committee) filed a petition with this court seeking public censure of the respondent, Dennis O. Shillen. The petition...

In re Letendre - 12/31/2002
Salem Family Division Argued: October 9, 2002 The petitioner, Peter Letendre, appeals the divorce decree issued by the Salem Family Division (Reardon, J.) awarding the respondent, Linda Letendre, alimony, health insurance...

Moody v. Continental Paving - 12/2/2002
Rockingham Argued: October 16, 2002 The plaintiffs, who represent the estate and children of the decedent Raymond Baker, appeal an order of the Superior Court (Coffey, J.) granting the defendant's motion to dismiss their...

Reed v. County of Hillsborough - 12/2/2002
Hillsborough-northern judicial district Argued: October 9, 2002 The plaintiff, Louise Reed, appeals an order of the Superior Court (Brennan, J.) dismissing her personal injury action against the defendant, County of...

Allen v. Dover Co-Recreational Softball League - 9/30/2002
Strafford Submitted: July 26, 2002 The plaintiffs, Carol and Gary Allen, appeal a Superior Court (T. Nadeau, J.) order dismissing all counts of their negligence action seeking recovery for injuries suffered when Carol Allen...

Kravitz v. Beech Hill Hospital - 9/27/2002
Cheshire Argued: February 7, 2002 The plaintiffs, Judith Kravitz and her daughter, Jane Doe, appeal a ruling of the Superior Court (Mangones, J.) denying their motion for additur, or in the alternative, for a new trial on...

Wong v. Ekberg - 9/20/2002
Carroll Submitted: July 26, 2002 The plaintiff, Allan Wong, appeals an order by the Superior Court (Fauver, J.) dismissing his claims of legal malpractice and breach of contract against the defendant, Donald M. Ekberg. We...

Lawyers Title Insurance Corp. v. Groff - 9/17/2002
Hillsborough-northern judicial district Submitted: March 6, 2002 The defendant, David M. Groff, Esq., appeals from a judgment in favor of the plaintiff, Lawyers Title Insurance Corp., on its claims for breach of contract...

In re Appeal of CNA Insurance Company - 9/17/2002
Compensation Appeals Board Argued: June 19, 2002 The petitioner, CNA Insurance Company (CNA), appeals a decision of the New Hampshire Compensation Appeals Board (board). The board held that CNA, rather than the respondent,...

State v. Bader - 9/13/2002
Rockingham Argued: February 6, 2002 The defendant, Seth Bader, was convicted of first degree murder, see RSA 630:1-a (1996), and conspiracy to commit first degree murder, see RSA 629:3 (1996), in the death of his former...

In re Farley's Case - 3/8/2002
Original Argued: February 13, 2002 The Supreme Court Committee on Professional Conduct (committee) petitioned to disbar the respondent, Michael J. Farley. Following a hearing, the Judicial Referee (Manias, J.) found by...

Pawtucket Mutual Insurance Co. v. Hartford Insurance Co. - 12/24/2001
Hillsborough-southern judicial district The defendant, Hartford Insurance Company (Hartford), appeals an order of the Superior Court (Brennan, J.) declaring that it provides primary liability insurance coverage under a commercial...

In re Lockheed Martin Corp. - 12/21/2001
Compensation Appeals Board The petitioner, Lockheed Martin Corporation, appeals a decision of the New Hampshire Compensation Appeals Board (CAB) awarding the respondent, Catherine House, workers' compensation benefits for...

Hodgdon v. Frisbie Memorial Hospital - 12/11/2001
Strafford In this medical malpractice case, the defendants, Frisbee Memorial Hospital and Geoffrey Stein, M.D., appeal from a jury verdict in favor of the plaintiff, Agnes Hodgdon. They argue that the Trial Court (T. Nadeau, J.)...

Dean v. MacDonald - 12/10/2001
Rockingham The plaintiffs, Charles and Jean Dean, appeal from an order of the Superior Court (Abramson, J.) granting summary judgment to the defendants, John MacDonald d/b/a Lee USA Speedway and National Association for Stock Car...

Fowler v. Town of Seabrook - 12/21/2000
Rockingham The defendant, the Town of Seabrook (town), appeals the decision by the Superior Court (Galway, J.) remanding the plaintiff's wage claim to the department of labor (DOL) and awarding the plaintiff attorney's fees. We...

MacDonald v. Bishop - 11/30/2000
Grafton The plaintiff, David MacDonald, administrator of the estate of Ian MacDonald, appeals from a jury verdict for the defendant, David Bishop, M.D., in the decedent's medical malpractice action. The plaintiff argues that the...

Trull & Associates v. Volkswagen of America - 9/28/2000
The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit (Coffin, Senior Circuit Judge) has certified the following question of law, see Sup. Ct. R. 34: Under New Hampshire law, in a crashworthiness or enhanced injury case, does...

Powell v. Catholic Medical Center - 3/21/2000
Hillsborough-northern judicial district The defendants, Catholic Medical Center (CMC) and Lynn Curtis, M.D. (Dr. Curtis), appeal from a judgment of the Superior Court (Sullivan, J.) entered on a jury verdict for the plaintiff,...

Bowden v. Commissioner - 12/21/1999
The plaintiffs, Craig and Chrisinda Bowden, appeal a decision of the Superior Court (Barry, J.) granting a motion to dismiss filed by the defendants, the Commissioner of the Department of Transportation, the Department of...

Keating v. United Instruments - 12/8/1999
These appeals arise out of a wrongful death action brought by the estates of Michael J. Keating and Karen Maloney following an airplane crash in Brookline. The jury returned a verdict for the defendants, United Instruments (United),...

Appeal of Walker - 9/8/1999
NOTICE: This opinion is subject to motions for rehearing under Rule 22 as well as formal revision before publication in the New Hampshire Reports. Readers are requested to notify the Clerk/Reporter, Supreme Court of New Hampshire,...

Appeal of Routhier - 3/5/1999
NOTICE: This opinion is subject to motions for rehearing under Rule 22 as well as formal revision before publication in the New Hampshire Reports. Readers are requested to notify the Clerk/Reporter, Supreme Court of New Hampshire,...

Cusson v. Beauregard - 3/5/1999
NOTICE: This opinion is subject to motions for rehearing under Rule 22 as well as formal revision before publication in the New Hampshire Reports. Readers are requested to notify the Clerk/Reporter, Supreme Court of New Hampshire,...

In re CNA Insurnace Companies - 12/30/1998
Compensation Appeals Board CNA Insurance Companies appeals a decision of the compensation appeals board (board) denying a petition for reimbursement from the second injury fund. See RSA 281:47-a (1987) (amended and recodified...

Buckingham v. R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. - 5/29/1998
Strafford The plaintiff, Bruce Buckingham, administrator of the estate of Roxanne Ramsey-Buckingham, appeals an order of the Superior Court (Mohl, J.) granting the motion to dismiss filed by the defendants, R. J. Reynolds Tobacco...

Acadia Insurance Co. v. McNeil - 5/22/1998
The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit (Selya, J.) has certified to us the following question of law, see Sup. Ct. R. 34, concerning a yacht policy issued by the plaintiff, Acadia Insurance Company: Does the...

709 A.2d 1325 (N.H. 05/19/1998) [1]      New Hampshire Supreme Court [2]      No. 96-437 [3]      709 A.2d 1325 - 5/19/1998
Compensation Appeals Board APPEAL OF BRIAN STANIELS (New Hampshire Compensation Appeals Board) The claimant, Brian Staniels, appeals a decision of the New Hampshire Compensation Appeals Board (board) denying his...

Bissett v. Renna - 5/19/1998
The plaintiff, Joyce Bissett, executrix of the estate of Florence Merchant, brought a medical malpractice action against the defendant, Theodore Renna, M.D., seeking recovery for injuries resulting from the defendant's alleged...

Kalled v. Albee - 5/11/1998
Carroll This case involves the issue of whether an attorney may enforce a fee-sharing agreement in a contingent fee case where that attorney loses his license to practice law prior to entry of judgment in the case. We hold that,...

Appeal of Briand - 6/10/1994
The petitioner, Denise Briand, appeals from a decision of the New Hampshire Department of Labor Compensation Appeals Board (board) finding she failed to prove that her medical condition arose out of and in the course of her employment...

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