Vermont Personal Injury Case Law

Please find, below, selected case laws decided by Supreme Court of Vermont or Court of Appeals of Vermont 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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Gettis v. Green Mountain Economic Development Corp. - 10/28/2005
PRESENT: Reiber, C.J., Dooley, Johnson and Skoglund, JJ., and Allen, C.J. (Ret.), Specially Assigned 1. Plaintiffs, Patricia and James Gettis, appeal a superior court order granting summary judgment to defendants, Green...

Wilkins v. Lamoille County Mental Health Services - 10/21/2005
PRESENT: Dooley, Johnson, Skoglund and Reiber, JJ., and Gibson, J. (Ret.), Specially Assigned 1. This appeal arises out of the suicide of twenty-two-year-old Melissa Issler, whose estate filed this action against Lamoille...

Christman v. Davis - 10/21/2005
PRESENT: Reiber, C.J., Dooley, Johnson and Skoglund, JJ., and Crawford, Supr. J., Specially Assigned. 1. Plaintiff Paul Christman appeals a superior court order granting defendants summary judgment on his claim of medical...

Provost v. Fletcher Allen Health Care - 10/6/2005
ENTRY ORDER 1. Plaintiffs Dale and Brenda Provost appeal a decision of the Chittenden Superior Court granting defendant Fletcher Allen Health Care, Inc.'s (FAHC) motion for summary judgment in a medical malpractice suit. We...

Brigham v. State - 9/12/2005
ENTRY ORDER 1. Plaintiffs, a group of public-school students and a group of taxpayers, appeal a superior court decision dismissing their complaint pursuant to Vermont Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6) for failure to state a...

Feeley v. Allstate Insurance Co. - 8/17/2005
ENTRY ORDER . Defendant Allstate Insurance Company appeals from a Franklin Superior Court judgment on plaintiff Randal Feeley's claim for underinsured motorist (UIM) benefits following a work-related motor vehicle accident. At...

Willard v. Parsons Hill Partnership - 8/5/2005
PRESENT: Dooley, Johnson and Skoglund, JJ., and Reiss, D.J., and Gibson, J. (Ret.), Specially Assigned 1. Plaintiffs sue their landlord and others for damages, alleging a knowing and willful breach of the common-law warranty of...

Fila v. Spruce Mountain Inn - 8/5/2005
PRESENT: Dooley, Johnson, Skoglund and Reiber, JJ., and Allen, C.J. (Ret.), Specially Assigned 1. Plaintiff Virginia Fila appeals from a superior court judgment in favor of defendants Spruce Mountain Inn (SMI) and Candace...

Gallipo v. City of Rutland - 7/29/2005
PRESENT: Reiber, C.J., Dooley, J., and Grearson, D.J., Allen, C.J. (Ret.), and Gibson, J. (Ret.), Specially Assigned . Plaintiff, Raymond Gallipo, appeals a superior court order granting summary judgment to defendant, City of...

Travelers Insurance Co. v. Henry - 6/24/2005
Original Jurisdiction PRESENT: Reiber, C.J., Dooley, Johnson and Skoglund, JJ., and Allen, C.J. (Ret.), Specially Assigned 1. In this appeal, we are asked by the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to...

Maine Mutual Fire Insurance Co. v. Tinker - 3/16/2005
ENTRY ORDER 1. Maine Mutual Fire Insurance Company appeals from a superior court order concluding that it has an affirmative duty to provide counsel and liability coverage to Robert Tinker in a suit arising from his actions as...

Morin v. Essex Optical - 1/28/2005
1. Claimant Theresa Morin appeals a decision of the Commissioner of Labor and Industry, holding that she is not entitled to receive a cost of living adjustment to her workers' compensation permanent total disability benefits. The...

Farris v. Bryant Grinder Corp. - 1/14/2005
1. This appeal involves a dispute between two insurance companies as to which one should pay workers' compensation benefits for an injury to Bryant Grinder Corporation (Bryant Grinder) employee Charles Farris. Appellant, Wausau...

In re PRB Docket No. 2002.093 - 1/11/2005
ENTRY ORDER 1. We review, sua sponte, a Professional Responsibility Board Hearing Panel decision that respondent attorney placed a misleading advertisement of professional services, in violation of Rule 7.1 of the Vermont Rules...

Smith v. Central Vermont Hospital - 11/9/2004
ENTRY ORDER 1. Plaintiff in this medical malpractice action appeals from a summary judgment of the Washington Superior Court in favor of defendants Dr. Gary H. Goldberg and Central Vermont Hospital. Plaintiff contends the court...

Mead v. Western Slate - 2/13/2004
Defendants Western Slate, Inc. and Jeffrey N. Harrison appeal from the denial of their post-trial motions for judgment as a matter of law, or in the alternative, for a new trial, following a jury verdict finding them liable for...

Crosby v. City of Burlington - 11/21/2003
1. In this workers' compensation action, defendant City of Burlington appeals from a judgment based on a jury verdict, finding that plaintiff Paul Crosby suffered a compensable psychological injury arising out his employment as a...

Smith v. Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. - 6/27/2003
. Dennis R. Pearson, J. his is a declaratory judgment action concerning automobile insurance. Defendant Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company ("Nationwide") appeals from an order holding it liable to its insured for a judgment entered...

Concord General Mutual Insurance Co. v. Woods - 3/28/2003
. Plaintiff Concord General Mutual Insurance Company (Concord General) appeals from an order of the Caledonia Superior Court denying its motion for summary judgment. Concord General instituted a declaratory judgment action seeking a...

Derosier v. Pawtucket Mutual Insurance Co. - 1/31/2003
. Howard E. Van his is a declaratory judgment action concerning the level of underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage available to a single insured who is among the multiple injured persons with claims against the tortfeasor's...

Colwell v. Allstate Insurance Co. - 1/31/2003
David A. Jenkins, J. (2000-053) Matthew I. Katz, J. (2000-410) . The common issue presented by these two consolidated appeals is whether a tortfeasor-motorist is underinsured within the meaning of 23 V.S.A. § 941(f) where...

Carter v. Fred's Plumbing & Heating Inc. - 11/4/2002
ENTRY ORDER In the above-entitled cause, the Clerk will enter: Plaintiff appeals a summary judgment by the Commissioner of Labor and Industry, which held that his claim against defendants was barred by the five-year statute...

Ethan Allen - 8/20/2002
ENTRY ORDER In the above-entitled cause, the Clerk will enter: This is a dispute over workers compensation responsibility for the injury to claimant, Jeannette Bressett-Roberge. Claimant, claimant's previous employer...

Trotier v. Bassett - 8/20/2002
ENTRY ORDER In the above-entitled cause, the Clerk will enter: Plaintiff John Trotier appeals from the trial court's denial of two of his motions - one for judgment as a matter of law and the other for a new trial - in this...

Siliski v. Allstate Insurance Co. - 8/15/2002
laintiffs Joseph and Doreen Siliski, individually and as guardians and next best friend of Chase Siliski, appeal from the superior court's summary judgment in favor of defendants Allstate Insurance Company, James Guiel, Michael Gannon...

Needham v. Coordinated Apparel Group - 6/28/2002
Defendants, comprised of the manufacturers, distributors and retailers of a cotton garment that ignited, injuring Stephanie Needham, appeal from a judgment based on a jury verdict in favor of plaintiffs, Stephanie and her parents, on...

Gallipo v. City of Rutland - 12/21/2001
On Appeal from Rutland Superior Court June Term, 2001 David A. Jenkins, J. Plaintiff Raymond Gallipo appeals from the Rutland Superior Court's order granting defendants, City of Rutland and Chief Fire Engineer Gerald Lloyd's,...

Daniels v. Vermont Center for Crime Victims Services - 12/17/2001
ENTRY ORDER In the above-entitled cause, the Clerk will enter: Plaintiff Elizabeth Daniels appeals from the Bennington Superior Court's Rule 12(b)(6) dismissal of her declaratory judgment action. Plaintiff, a crime victim,...

Gabriel v. Pritchard - 9/26/2001
ENTRY ORDER In the above-entitled cause, the Clerk will enter: Father, Brian Pritchard, appeals the order of the family court suspending indefinitely visitation with his daughter, Briana, and granting sole legal parental...

In re Gadbois - 9/21/2001
Original Jurisdiction from Professional Conduct Board January Term, 2001 Respondent, Richard Gadbois, Esq., appeals the Professional Conduct Board's decision that he violated the Code of Professional Responsibility: DR...

Damone v. Damone - 9/14/2001
Supreme Court On Appeal from Windsor Family Court September Term, 2000 Defendant Phillip Damone appeals the final decree issued in his divorce proceeding by the Windsor Family Court. Defendant claims the court: (1) abused its...

Spaulding v. Butler - 8/31/2001
On Appeal from Rutland Family Court March Term, 2000 Mary Miles Teachout, J. Michele Butler (mother) appeals from a Rutland Family Court order granting Jon Spaulding's (father) motion to modify parental rights and...

Cloutier v. Blowers - 8/31/2001
On Appeal from Orleans Family Court March Term, 2000 Edward J. Cashman, J. John Blowers (father) appeals from an Orleans Family Court order that awarded sole legal and physical parental rights and responsibilities to Suzanne...

In re Wysolmerski - 8/29/2001
ENTRY ORDER Original Jurisdiction In the above-entitled cause, the Clerk will enter: The Professional Responsibility Board's recommendation that petitioner be reinstated as a member of the Vermont Bar is accepted. The...

Roethke v. Jake's Original Bar and Grill - 3/1/2001
ENTRY ORDER In the above-entitled cause, the Clerk will enter: This is an appeal from a final order by the Department of Labor and Industry, which certified as a question for review by this Court whether a claimant's...

In re Hunter - 12/28/2000
ENTRY ORDER In the above-entitled cause, the Clerk will enter: Respondent William A. Hunter appeals from the recommendation of the Professional Conduct Board that he be disbarred as a result of engaging in illegal conduct...

Mears v. Colvin - 12/15/2000
ENTRY ORDER In the above-entitled cause, the Clerk will enter: Plaintiff Shirley Mears, on behalf of the estate of Charles Mears, appeals from a judgment based on a jury verdict in favor of defendants, the owners of an...

Darling v. Central Vermont Public Service Corp. - 9/21/2000
ENTRY ORDER In the above-entitled cause, the Clerk will enter: Plaintiffs Elizabeth and Daniel Darling, and Rebecca and Susan Caffery (the Darlings) appeal from a judgment entered in Windsor Superior Court following a jury...

Welch v. Home Two - 9/19/2000
ENTRY ORDER In the above-entitled cause, the Clerk will enter: Norman and Bobbie Jo Welch appeal from an order of the Chittenden Superior Court dismissing their negligence claim against defendant, Home Two, Inc. Plaintiffs...

RLI Insurance Co. v. Vermont Agency of Transportation - 8/23/2000
ENTRY ORDER In the above-entitled cause, the Clerk will enter: Plaintiff RLI Insurance Company appeals a Chittenden Superior Court order granting defendant's motion for summary judgment. RLI commenced this action...

McMurphy v. State - 6/2/2000
On Appeal from Rutland Superior Court September Term, 1999 Alden T. Bryan, J. PRESENT: Dooley, Morse, Johnson, Skoglund, JJ., and Gibson, J. (Ret.), Specially Assigned In this wrongful death action following the death...

Lowell v. Rutland Area Visiting Nurses - 5/2/2000
ENTRY ORDER In the above-entitled cause, the Clerk will enter: Appellant's motion to dismiss the appeal and vacate the decision below is granted. Jeffrey L. Amestoy, Chief Justice John A. Dooley, Associate...

McKinnon v. F.H. Morgan & Co. - 3/24/2000
On Appeal from Franklin Superior Court April Term, 1999 David A. Jenkins, J. Plaintiff Judy McKinnon is a Canadian citizen who was injured near her home in Quebec when she fell off a bicycle her sister-in-law had purchased for...

Martineau v. Guertin - 3/24/2000
Supreme Court On Appeal from Chittenden Superior Court January Term, 1999 Linda Levitt, J. Micheline Martineau, executrix of the estate of her deceased husband Jean Martineau, and other family members appeal the superior court's...

City of Burlington v. Association of Gas and Electric Insurance Services - 2/25/2000
Supreme Court On Appeal from Chittenden Superior Court January Term, 1999 Linda Levitt, J. For the third time, we are asked to decide the extent of insurance coverage, if any, available to appellee City of...

Grather v. The Gables Inn - 2/18/2000
On Appeal from Department of Labor & Industry May Term, 1999 Claimant Joseph Grather appeals from a Vermont Department of Labor and Industry Commissioner's decision denying him workers' compensation benefits for an injury...

Baker v. State - 12/20/1999
Baker v. State (98-032) [Filed 20-Dec-1999] ENTRY ORDER SUPREME COURT DOCKET NO. 98-032 NOVEMBER TERM, 1998 Stan Baker, et al. v. State of Vermont, et al. APPEALED FROM: Chittenden Superior Court DOCKET...

White v. Quechee Lakes Landowners' Association - 9/24/1999
On Appeal from Windsor Superior Court This is an indemnity case concerning the tragic death of a woman who lost consciousness in a sauna owned and operated by third-party plaintiff Quechee Lakes Landowners' Association. The...

Derosia v. Verboom - 6/25/1999
ENTRY ORDER In the above-entitled cause, the Clerk will enter: Defendant Patricia Verboom appeals from a jury verdict of $190,723.52 compensating plaintiff Vicky Derosia for personal injuries arising from a 1995 automobile...

Thompson v. Dewey's South Royalton - 5/21/1999
Thompson v. Dewey's South Royalton, Inc. (97-273) Supreme Court On Appeal from Orange Superior Court May Term, 1998 David T. Suntag, J. Plaintiffs instituted this action under the Dram Shop Act (DSA), 7 V.S.A. § 501,...

Altman v. Altman - 3/5/1999
ENTRY ORDER Plaintiff Robert Altman appeals from a superior court order denying his V.R.C.P. 60(b) motion to set aside an earlier judgment dismissing his complaint against defendants Jonathan Altman, Carol S. Berry, and Putney...

Parker v. Town of Milton - 12/18/1998
Parker v. Town of Milton (97-422) NOTICE: This opinion is subject to motions for reargument under V.R.A.P. 40 as well as formal revision before publication in the Vermont Reports. Readers are requested to notify the Reporter of...

State v. Wargo - 8/28/1998
(97-246) [Filed 28-Aug-1998] NOTICE: This opinion is subject to motions for reargument under V.R.A.P. 40 as well as formal revision before publication in the Vermont Reports. Readers are requested to notify the Reporter of...

State v. Forant - 8/21/1998
State v. Forant (97-386) On Appeal from District Court of Vermont Unit No. 3, Lamoille Circuit May Term, 1998 Alan W. Cook, J. Defendant appeals his conviction and sentence for the domestic assault of his...

Vermont Agency of Natural Resources v. Towns - 7/31/1998
Supreme Court On Appeal from Vermont Environmental Court December Term, 1997 Merideth Wright, J. Defendant Richard F. Towns appeals from a decision of the Environmental Court affirming a determination by the Secretary...

Champlain Casualty Co. v. Agency Rent-A-Car Inc. - 6/12/1998
On Appeal from Washington Superior Court Alan W. Cheever, J. Plaintiff Champlain Casualty Company of Vermont appeals a Washington Superior Court order granting summary judgment to defendant Agency Rent-A-Car, in a dispute...

Lauzon v. State Farm Mutual Auto Insurance Co. - 12/5/1995
ENTRY ORDER NOVEMBER TERM, 1995 In the above-entitled cause, the Clerk will enter: Plaintiff Phillip Lauzon appeals the grant of summary judgment in favor of defendant State Farm Insurance Company. We affirm. ...

Lockwood v. Lord - 12/16/1994
JOHNSON, J. Plaintiffs, Adam Lockwood and his parents, appeal from a judgment notwithstanding the verdict, entered by the court for defendant Dr. Lord, after a jury verdict for plaintiffs. We reverse. Pursuant to V.R.C.P. 50(c), the...

In re Billewicz - 3/17/1994
ENTRY ORDER Pursuant to the recommendation of the Professional Conduct Board filed January 12, 1994, and approval thereof, it is hereby ordered that Lillian E. Billewicz, Esq., be publicly reprimanded and placed on probation for...

Wakefield v. Tygate Motel Corp. - 2/28/1994
MORSE, J. This case presents the question of how specific jury instructions must be at the request of a party. In this "slip and fall" personal injury action, plaintiffs Elaine and Roy Wakefield asked the court to relate the law of...

Farnham v. Bombardier - 2/1/1994
ENTRY ORDER Plaintiff Sheila Farnham appeals from the grant of summary judgment in favor of defendant Bombardier, Inc., in her products liability action. We affirm. Plaintiff is the guardian of Gerald Farnham, who was...

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