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Superior Court of Rhode Island Court Cases
Before this Court is an appeal brought by the appellants, James Dobson, Debra Dobson, and Wickford Service, Inc. ("Appellants") from a Final Decision of the Department of Environmental Management ("DEM" or "Division") imposing eighteen thousand dollars ($18,000.00) in fines against the appellants for failure to comply with certain DEM regulations. This Court possesses jurisdiction pursuant to G.L. §
Court: Superior Court of Rhode Island Docket: C.A. No. W 97-0102
Plaintiff, Textron Inc. ("Textron") brings this action against Defendant, Century Indemnity Company, as successor to CCI Insurance Company, as successor to Insurance Company of North America ("INA"). Plaintiff seeks to recover benefits under the terms and conditions of a policy of insurance it purchased from INA. The parties have filed cross motions for partial Summary Judgment urging the Court to accept their respective positions as to the scope of coverage afforded Textron under the INA [...]
Court: Superior Court of Rhode Island Docket: No. 87-3497
This is an appeal from a decision of the Probate Court of the Town of North Smithfield. The plaintiff here seeks reversal of the Probate Court's September 13, 1990 decision ordering the plaintiff to convey title to a certain parcel of real estate to the defendant pursuant to a constructive trust. Jurisdiction in this Court is pursuant to R.I.G.L. 1956 (1984 Reenactment) §
Court: Superior Court of Rhode Island Docket: Case No. PP 90-6586
Before the Court is defendant's motion for new trial, pursuant to Rule 59 of the Rhode Island Superior Court Rules of Civil Procedure. The defendant's motion follows a jury verdict entered for the plaintiff.
Court: Superior Court of Rhode Island Docket: C.A. No. 93-699
Before this Court is Plaintiff Rosemary C. Alden's ("Mrs. Alden's") petition for declaratory judgment and injunctive relief, requesting that this Court enjoin Defendants Lawrence Quintal and Dawn Quintal ("Mr. and Mrs. Quintal") from interfering with the use of her easement on Defendants' property. Defendants object to Plaintiff's motion and have filed a counterclaim requesting this Court to temporarily, preliminarily, and permanently enjoin and restrain Plaintiff from enforcing any rights she [...]
Court: Superior Court of Rhode Island Docket: No. PC05-1475
Reilly Electric Contractors, Inc., ("Relco"), Relco's Vice President of Operations Michael McSheffrey ("McSheffrey"), and Relco employees Robert Rutledge, John Brewer, and Ray Bombadier (collectively "Plaintiffs") bring this appeal from a decision of the Department of Labor and Training ("DLT"). The DLT fined the Plaintiffs for installing conduit for the purpose of using electricity for light without a permit or the required licenses. For the reasons set forth in this Decision, the Court [...]
Court: Superior Court of Rhode Island Docket: C.A No. PC 06-2697
This is an appeal from a decision of the City of Cranston Zoning Board of Review (Board) following this court's earlier remand. Jurisdiction in the Superior Court is pursuant to R.I. Gen. Laws 1956 (1988 Reenactment) §
Court: Superior Court of Rhode Island Docket: C.A. No. 90-1656
The matter before the Court is an administrative appeal from a decision of the Platting Board of the Town of Hopkinton (hereinafter "Platting Board") recorded in the land evidence records on February 6, 2004.1 The Platting Board's Decision (hereinafter "Decision") upheld the October 21, 2003 decision of the Planning Board which denied the Plaintiffs' requested subdivision relief for property described as Assessor's Plat 21, Lot 3C (hereinafter "parcel"). John G. Picerne is the owner of said [...]
Court: Superior Court of Rhode Island Docket: No. WC04-0128
This is an appeal from the decision of the Rhode Island Commission for Human Rights entered on November 15, 1991 pursuant to G.L. 1956 (1988 Reenactment) §
Court: Superior Court of Rhode Island Docket: C.A. No. 91-8378
The parties before this Court in the above-entitled action seek a declaratory judgment under Rhode Island G.L. 1952 as amended, Chapter 9-30. The issue in dispute involves the proper applicability of certain provisions of R.I. Gen. Laws (Reenactment 1984) §§
34-36.1-1.02through 34-36.1-3.21in governing the rights and obligations of the parties.
Court: Superior Court of Rhode Island Docket: C.A. No. 91-7284
This matter is before the Court on appeal from a decision of the Department of Labor and Training ("DLT"). Wendy Clark (hereinafter, "Clark" "Complainant" or "Employee") filed a complaint with DLT (Division of Labor Standards), complaining that as an hourly employee of Commerce Park Realty, (hereinafter, "Appellant", "Commerce" or Employer") alleging she was unpaid for overtime hours including Sundays worked in accordance with R.I. Gen. Laws 28-12-4.1, and 25-3-3. Two days of hearings were held [...]
Court: Superior Court of Rhode Island Docket: C.A. No. KC-2011-500
On or about February 9, 1993 plaintiffs and defendant executed a sales agreement and deposit receipt ("agreement"). The agreement called for the sale by defendant, to the plaintiffs, of real estate situated at 271 Skunk Hill Road, Exeter, Rhode Island. The agreed upon purchase price was $100,000.00. The agreement provided that plaintiffs satisfy certain requirements prior to closing, said closing to be held prior to or on June 1, 1993. It is undisputed that plaintiffs met all of the [...]
Court: Superior Court of Rhode Island Docket: C.A. No. WC 93-432
Before this Court is a petition for post-conviction relief that Petitioner William Burke (Mr. Burke) filed pursuant to G.L. 1956 § 10-9.1-1. Mr. Burke contends that his trial counsel was ineffective because he failed to file a Rule 35 motion to reduce sentence either after a jury convicted Mr. Burke in 1987 or after the Rhode Island Supreme Court upheld the conviction in 1989.1 For the reasons set forth herein, Mr. Burke's application for post-conviction relief is denied.
Court: Superior Court of Rhode Island Docket: No. 04-5892
Before the Court are two post-judgment motions made by R D Associates (hereinafter referred to as R D) in the above-entitled action.1 Specifically, R D has filed (1) a renewed motion for entry of judgment pursuant to Super. Ct. R. Civ. P. 50, and (2) a motion for a new trial or, in the alternative, for a remittitur in the sum of $68,000. Kenmare Group (hereinafter referred to as Kenmare) has, in due course, objected to said post-trial motions. The pertinent facts follow.
Court: Superior Court of Rhode Island Docket: PC 88-4339, PC 88-5481
The East Providence Education Association ("Union") seeks a preliminary injunction asking this Court to order the East Providence School Committee ("Committee") to rescind certain changes it has made to teachers' compensation. It further seeks the Committee to comply with other terms of the now-expired 2005-2008 collective bargaining agreement ("CBA") pertaining to health benefits until such time as the State Labor Relations Board ("SLRB") has considered the Union's unfair labor practice charge [...]
Court: Superior Court of Rhode Island Docket: C.A. No. PC/09-0046
State v. Eddy (2010)This matter came on before the Court on Petitioner John Eddy's motion to recuse, received by the Court by letter dated July 9, 2010 (a copy of which is attached). In the interest of resolving all the matters before this Court without further delay, this Court issues the within decision as if the letter was a properly filed motion before this Court. For the reasons set forth below, this Court denies Petitioner's motion.
Court: Superior Court of Rhode Island Docket: P1/2004-1286A, PM/2008-6752
These are two appeals by the Woonsocket School Committee from two decisions and Orders of the Rhode Island State Labor Relations Board. By previous Order of the Superior Court, both appeals were consolidated for decision. Jurisdiction in this Superior Court is pursuant to §
Court: Superior Court of Rhode Island Docket: C.A. Nos. 93-6543, 93-6998
This matter comes before the Court on petition by plaintiff, Town of Charlestown ("Charlestown" or "Town"), filed on September 12, 2007, to stay the arbitration demand filed by defendant, Teamsters Local Union No. 251, International Brotherhood of Teamsters ("Local 251" or "the Union"), before the American Arbitration Association ("AAA").
Court: Superior Court of Rhode Island Docket: C.A. No. WM-2007-0588
This matter was tried before the Court without a jury on November 8, 2011, on Defendant's de novo appeal from a decision rendered in the Third Division District Court. Plaintiff, Home Instead Senior Care (Home Instead), alleges that Defendant, John A. Jackson, Trustee of the Beatrice J. Hayden Trust, is indebted to Plaintiff in the amount of $3,531.04 on book account for services rendered to Beatrice Hayden (Mrs. Hayden) during her lifetime. Defendant filed a Counterclaim in the District Court [...]
Court: Superior Court of Rhode Island Docket: C.A. No. KD 2011-0876
Before this Court is the State's Motion for Relief from Judgment pursuant to the Rules of Civil Procedure 60 (b). The State seeks relief from a judgment entered in favor of the defendant, Jacques Gautier, in a probation violation hearing. The State bases its motion on newly discovered evidence which it claims, by due diligence, could not have been discovered prior to the completion of the violation hearing.
Court: Superior Court of Rhode Island Docket: C.A. NO. 98-1573