Vermont

62 ABA Journal Vermont articles.

Vermont governor to sign bill legalizing marijuana possession

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott says he will sign a bill legalizing possession of recreational marijuana that received final approval by state lawmakers on Wednesday.

Scott spoke at a news conference…

Vermont poised to be first to legalize marijuana through state legislature

Just hours after Attorney General Jeff Sessions ended the Obama-era policy against enforcement of federal marijuana law in states that legalized the drug, Vermont’s House of Representatives passed…

Vermont Law receives $17 million loan from US Department of Agriculture

Corrected: Vermont Law School has received a $17 million loan from the United States Department of Agriculture.

The loan will be used to restructure debt and further develop an online…

Microsoft’s new deputy GC will lead efforts on privacy, cybersecurity

Julie Brill, the longtime consumer advocate and former member of the Federal Trade Commission, will join Microsoft Corp. this summer to lead its privacy and regulatory affairs group,

Prosecutor gets Carnegie hero award for disarming woman

A Vermont prosecutor who grabbed a rifle from an assailant is among 25 people who are receiving a Carnegie Medal for heroism.

Washington County, Vermont, State’s Attorney Scott Williams received…

Female former prosecutor files pay bias suit

A former county prosecutor in Vermont has filed a federal lawsuit claiming she was paid about $14,000 less per year than a male prosecutor in the same position.

Lawyer Jane…

Indiana and Vermont regulate consumer litigation funding

Indiana and Vermont are now regulating firms providing litigation funding for clients in civil lawsuits.

According to Reuters’ On the Case blog, Indiana and Vermont on July 1 joined…

Star of reality TV fishing program ‘Wicked Tuna’ gets probation for disability fraud

A star of a reality television show was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Burlington, Vermont, to four years of probation for accepting disability benefits while working as a fishing…

Slaying of social worker prompts state to move office to courthouse

The slaying of a Vermont social worker earlier this year, along with three relatives of a suspect accused of shooting all four victims to death over a child-custody dispute, has…

Alleged rape in courthouse restroom follows complaints of harassment by female lawyers

A defendant in a Vermont drug case has been charged with raping a female acquaintance in a women’s restroom at the Burlington criminal courthouse last week.

However, authorities did not…

Divorcing husband can’t sue wife’s lawyers for alleged overzealous representation, court says

A divorcing husband who claimed his wife’s law firm ran up its legal bills with excessive discovery and unreasonable legal claims won’t be able to pursue his lawsuit alleging fraud…

Midnight motion wins almost immediate court order allowing public defender to see client

Denied access Aug. 7 to a jailed woman suspected of killing a state social worker and three relatives after losing a child-custody case, the Vermont defender general’s office swung…

Many courts close early Monday, plan to stay shuttered Tuesday as predicted monster snowstorm looms

As snow began falling Monday in what is forecast as a potential record-breaking blizzard in the Northeast, court officials joined those in charge of schools and other government offices in…

Man banned from school board meetings wins $147K settlement

A Vermont man banned from school board meetings for two years after he criticized the school district has agreed to a $147,500 settlement.

The settlement followed a September ruling by…

Law school gets $759K federal agriculture grant

Vermont Law School is getting a $759,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which provides funds to study legal issues related to agriculture.

The grant will fund a three-year…

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