Supreme Court: 1997 Opinions

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January 1997
Opinion # Case Date
1997 ME 1 Robin Dutil v. John Burns Jan. 3, 1997
1997 ME 2 State v. Christopher George Jan. 3, 1997
1997 ME 3 Johnson v. Allstate v. McManus Jan. 6, 1997
1997 ME 4 Houlton Band v. Dana Boyce Jan. 6, 1997, corrected 2-11-97
1997 ME 5 James Vogt v. Nancy Churchill Jan. 7, 1997
1997 ME 6 State v. Emile Collin Jan. 8, 1997
1997 ME 7 M. Dubord v. L. Dubord Jan.10, 1997
1997 ME 8 Harold White v. Nickey Zela Jan.10, 1997
1997 ME 9 State v. Bruce Mayberry Jan.17, 1997
1997 ME 10 Seven Tree Manor v. Kallberg Jan.23, 1997, corrected 1-29-97
1997 ME 11 Cumberland Farms v. Town... Jan.23, 1997
1997 ME 12 Rita Lewis v. Daniel Knowlton Jan.23. 1997
1997 ME 13 F. Spack v. M. Puorro Jan.23, 1997
1997 ME 14 S. Ramsdell v. K. Ramsdell Jan.28, 1997
1997 ME 15 Estate of Zoa Spear Jan.28, 1997
1997 ME 16 In re Priscilla S. Jan.29, 1997
1997 ME 17 Biddeford Bd.of Ed. v. B.T.A. Jan.29, 1997
1997 ME 18 State of the Arts v. Cong.Prop Jan.29, 1997

 

February 1997
Opinion # Case Date
1997 ME 19 Hanover Ins. Co. v. Crocker Feb. 4, 1997
1997 ME 20 Machias Savings v. Ramsdell Feb. 4, 1997
1997 ME 21 State v. Carle Robbins Feb. 5, 1997
1997 ME 22 Liberty Mutual v. Superintend Feb. 5, 1997
1997 ME 23 Lister v. Roland's Service Feb. 12, 1997
1997 ME 24 Brown v.Maine State Emp.Ass'n Feb. 14, 1997
1997 ME 25 State v. L.V.I. Group Feb. 18, 1997
1997 ME 26 Eastman v. Eastman-Veres Feb. 18, 1997
1997 ME 27 Maine Yankee v. Tax Assessor Feb. 20. 1997
1997 ME 28 Ann Curtis v. Stephen Weston Feb. 24, 1997
1997 ME 29 Dawn Smith v. Mark Smith Feb. 26, 1997
1997 ME 30 Olson v. Secretary of State Feb. 27, 1997
1997 ME 31 Smart v. Me. Unemployment Ins. Feb. 28, 1997,
corrected 3-4-97 1997
1997 ME 32 Rang. Water Co. v. Water Dist. Feb. 28, 1997, corrected 4-2-97
1997 ME 33 Ogunquit Sewer Dist. v. Town Feb. 28, 1997, corrected 3-7-97
 
March 1997
Opinion # Case Date
1997 ME 34 P. Lawton v. C. Richmond Mar. 3, 1997
1997 ME 35 C. Cloutier v. C. Lear Mar. 3, 1997,
corrected 3-3-97
1997 ME 36 Fecteau v. State Emp. Health Mar. 4, 1997
1997 ME 37 J. Cheoros v. Wm. Cheoros Mar. 7, 1997
1997 ME 38 J. Sargent v. J. Sargent Mar. 12, 1997,
corrected 3-13-97
1997 ME 39 State v. R. Eastman Mar. 12, 1997
1997 ME 40 State v. J. McKechnie Mar. 12, 1997
1997 ME 41 State v. L. Corbin Mar. 12, 1997,
corrected 3-13-97
1997 ME 42 State v. R. Holland Mar. 13, 1997
1997 ME 43 Panasonic v. State of Maine Mar. 13, 1997
1997 ME 44 State v. A. Finnemore Mar. 13, 1997
1997 ME 45 Fleet Bank v. Griffin Mar. 14, 1997
1997 ME 46 Townsend v. Chute Chemical Mar. 14, 1997,
corrected 4-2-97
1997 ME 47 Quirion v. Public Util. Comm. Mar. 18, 1997
1997 ME 48 In re Kenneth H. Mar. 18, 1997
1997 ME 49 M. Martin v. J. Sullivan Mar. 18, 1997
1997 ME 50 R. Irish v. G. Gimbel Mar. 18, 1997
1997 ME 51 State v. C. Wallace Mar. 20, 1997
1997 ME 52 State v. E. Hewes Mar. 21, 1997,
corrected 3-31-97
1997 ME 53 L. Larochelle v. S. Hodsdon Mar. 21, 1997
1997 ME 54 Jean Nappi v. Nappi Distrib. Mar. 31, 1997
1997 ME 55 McCullough v. Visiting Nurse Mar. 31, 1997

 

April 1997
Opinion # Case Date
1997 ME 56 Rodriques v. State Retirement Apr. 1, 1997
1997 ME 57 S. Weiss v. J. Brown Apr. 1, 1997
1997 ME 58 West Point-Pep. v. Tax Asses. Apr. 1. 1997
1997 ME 59 M. Todd v. R. Andalkar Apr. 1, 1997
1997 ME 60 State v. D. Cunningham Apr. 2, 1997
1997 ME 61 T. Richards v. L. Bruce Apr. 3, 1997
1997 ME 62 State v. Kaler & Farrar Apr. 4. 1997
1997 ME 63 Swanson v. Roman Cath. Bishop Apr. 4, 1997
1997 ME 64 Hale-Rice v. State Retirement Apr. 4, 1997
1997 ME 65 Ranco v. City of Bangor Apr. 4, 1997
1997 ME 66 Falvo v. Pejepscot Ind. Pk. Apr. 4, 1997
1997 ME 67 State v. Terry Ross Apr. 4, 1997
1997 ME 68 State v. Ronald Cooke Apr. 4, 1997
1997 ME 69 State v. Dale Goodwin Apr. 4, 1997
1997 ME 70 State v. Seamen's Club Apr. 4, 1997
1997 ME 71 State v. John Sullivan Apr. 7, 1997
1997 ME 72 Boisvert v. Reed Apr. 7, 1997
2009 ME 73 McKeen v. Dept. of Trans. Apr. 10, 1997
1997 ME 74 State v. A. Porter Apr. 10, 1997
1997 ME 75 Great Hill Fill v. Shapleigh Apr. 15, 1997
1997 ME 76 State v. Mary Spencer Apr. 15, 1997
1997 ME 77 State v. Ruth Witham Apr. 16, 1997
1997 ME 78 Cottle Ent. v. Town of Farm. Apr. 16, 1997
1997 ME 79 State v. Linda Allison Apr. 16, 1997
1997 ME 80 Rowland v. Kingman Apr. 17, 1997
1997 ME 81 State v. Leslie Taylor Apr. 18, 1997
1997 ME 82 Beale v. Secretary of State Apr. 18, 1997
1997 ME 83 C.M.P.v. E. Moore et al. Apr. 22, 1997
1997 ME 84 DeRice v. S.D. Warren Apr. 29, 1997,
corrected May 1, 1997
1997 ME 85 State v. William King Apr. 29, 1997
1997 ME 86 State v. Roger Poirier Apr. 29, 1997
1997 ME 87 B. Sordyl v. E. Sordyl Apr. 29, 1997
1997 ME 88 A. Gagne v. B. Stevens Apr. 29, 1997

 

May 1997
Opinion # Case Date
1997 ME 89 State v. Chester Garrison May 1, 1997
1997 ME 90 State v. Ray Brown May 2, 1997
1997 ME 91 State v. V. Pozzuoli May 5, 1997
1997 ME 92 Arsenault v. Crossman May 5, 1997
1997 ME 93 State v. Thomas Ketchum May 5, 1997
1997 ME 94 Cambridge Mutual v. Perry May 5, 1997
1997 ME 95 FAME v. Town of Caribou May 5, 1997
1997 ME 96 State v. Edmond Cloutier May 6, 1997
1997 ME 97 Town of Sanford v. J & N May 6, 1997
1997 ME 98 Russell v. Accurate Abatement May 6, 1997
1997 ME 99 Rodrique v. Rodrique May 8, 1997
1997 ME 100 State v. Travis Therrien May 14, 1997
1997 ME 101 State v. George Jordan May 15, 1997
1997 ME 102 J. Burgess v. B. Burgess May 15, 1997
1997 ME 103 Murphy v. Murphy v. Murphy May 16, 1997
1997 ME 104 Hanover Ins. v. W.C.B. May 16, 1997
1997 ME 105 Fredette v. Secretary of State May 20, 1997
1997 ME 106 North East Ins. v. Soucy May 20, 1997
1997 ME 107 State v. Randy St. Pierre May 20, 1997
1997 ME 108 N. Simoneau v. S. Simoneau May 20, 1997,
corrected 5-21-97
1997 ME 109 State v. Milton Thompson May 21, 1997
1997 ME 110 State v. A. Branch-Wear May 21, 1997
1997 ME 111 Hafford v. Town of Allagash May 22, 1997
1997 ME 112 State v. John Cole May 22, 1997
1997 ME 113 Tungate v. MacLean-Stevens May 22, 1997
1997 ME 114 State v. Jeffrey Stoddard May 22, 1997,
corrected 5-22-97
1997 ME 115 State v. Richard Davis May 27, 1997
1997 ME 116 Tucker v. Pepin May 28, 1997
1997 ME 117 Lussier v. Oxford Development May 28, 1997
1997 ME 118 Pomeroy v. Glidden May 28, 1997
1997 ME 119 Scola v. Town of Sanford May 29, 1997
1997 ME 120 Guild v. Hinman May 29, 1997
1997 ME 121 Roosa v. Tillotson May 30, 1997

 

June 1997 July 1997
Opinion # Case Date
1997 ME 122 Winsor v. Real Estate Comm. June 2, 1997
1997 ME 123 Ken. Fed. S & L v. Kueter June 3, 1997
1997 ME 124 Clukey v. Piscataquis Co.S.D. June 4, 1997
1997 ME 125 Blanche v. Alley June 4, 1997, revised 8/25/97
1997 ME 126 State v. Hartley Damboise June 5, 1997
1997 ME 127 Thompson v. Pendleton June 5, 1997, revised 6-30-97
1997 ME 128 Searles v. Trustees (College) June 6, 1997
1997 ME 129 Berg v. Bragdon June 6, 1997
1997 ME 130 Findlen v. Findlen June 11, 1997
1997 ME 131 Quin v. Quinn June 11, 1997,
corrected 6-26-97

1997 ME 132

Villar v. Kernan June 11, 1997
1997 ME 133 State v. Manley Beaudet June 12, 1997
1997 ME 134 Peters v. Peters June 24, 1997
1997 ME 135 State v. Omari Faust June 24, 1997
1997 ME 136 Ryan v. Ryan June 25, 1997
1997 ME 137 Hodas v. First American Title June 25, 1997
1997 ME 138 Roberts v. Roberts June 25, 1997
1997 ME 139 Bumila v. Keiser Homes June 25, 1997
1997 ME 140 Capul v. Fleet Bank June 30, 1997
1997 ME 141 State v. Robert Ardolino June 30, 1997
1997 ME 142 Estate of Baril June 30, 1997
1997 ME 143 In re Joseph C. June 30, 1997

 

July 1997
Opinion # Case Date
1997 ME 144 Securities Admin. v. Richard July 1, 1997
1997 ME 145 Key Trust Co.v.Nasson College July 3, 1997
1997 ME 146 State v. Steven Thomes July 10, 1997
1997 ME 147 Dunphe v. O'Connor et al. July 11, 1997
1997 ME 148 Down East Energy v. RMR July 11, 1997
1997 ME 149 Skidgell v. Univ. Underwriters July 15, 1997
1997 ME 150 Melanson v. Belyea July 16, 1997,
corrected 7-22-97
1997 ME 151 King v. Town of Monmouth July 18, 1997
1997 ME 152 Miller v. Me. Teachers Ass'n July 18, 1997
1997 ME 153 Me.Farmers Ex.v. McGillicuddy July 18, 1997
1997 ME 154 Bell v. Bell July 18, 1997
1997 ME 155 Roy v. Buckley July 18, 1997
1997 ME 156 State v. Jerry York July 18, 1997
1997 ME 157 Doucette v. City of Lewiston July 21, 1997
1997 ME 158 State v. David Fleming July 21, 1997
1997 ME 159 Sargent v. Buckley July 21, 1997
1997 ME 160 State v. Faylene Poulin July 21, 1997
1997 ME 161 S.D. Warren Co. v. Vernon July 21, 1997
1997 ME 162 Emery v. Hussey Seating Co. July 21, 1997
1997 ME 163 Colvin v. A R Cable Services July 21, 1997
1997 ME 164 D.E.P. v. Woodman July 22, 1997
1997 ME 165 State v. Scott Berube July 23, 1997
1997 ME 166 Levesque v. Levesque July 23. 1997
1997 ME 167 No Tanks v. Pub. Util. Comm. July 23, 1997
1997 ME 168 Guardianship of Lander July 23, 1997
1997 ME 169 Laferriere v. State July 23, 1997
1997 ME 170 Cesare v. Great Northern July 24, 1997
1997 ME 171 Long v. Long July 24, 1997,
corrected 7-31-97
1997 ME 172 D&S Partners v. Magno July 24, 1997
1997 ME 173 Landry v. Landry July 25, 1997
1997 ME 174 State v. Jackson & Moore July 31, 1997

 

Opinion # Case Date
August 1997 July 1997
1997 ME 175 Green Party v. Secretary August 1, 1997
1997 ME 176 Brand v. Seider August 5, 1997
1997 ME 177 State v. Michael Brewer August 5, 1997
1997 ME 178 State v. Thomas Nichols August 5, 1997
1997 ME 179 Morris v. Sloan August 6, 1997
1997 ME 180 Merill v. Sugarloaf Mtn.Corp. August 7, 1997
1997 ME 181 State v. Daniel Donovan August 8, 1997
1997 ME 182 McNaughton v. Kelsey August 8, 1997
1997 ME 183 Daley v. Comm. of Marine Res. August 8, 1997
1997 ME 184 State v. Louise Snowman August 8, 1997
1997 ME 185 Town of Orono v. LaPointe August 8, 1997
1997 ME 186 Berard v. McKinnis August 11, 1997
1997 ME 187 Shadan v. Town of Skowhegan August 11, 1997
1997 ME 188 Acad. of Hair Design v. CU Ins. August 12, 1997
1997 ME 189 Toussaint v. Town of Harpswell August 12, 1997
1997 ME 190 Waxler v. Waxler August 12, 1997
1997 ME 191 Brawn v. Gloria's Country Inn August 13, 1997
1997 ME 192 Osgood v. Osgood August 15, 1997
1997 ME 193 Inter. Food v. Town of Ft. F. August 18, 1997
1997 ME 194 Taliento v. Portland West August 29, 1997
(posted 9-2-97)
1997 ME 195 Doe v. Dept.of Mental Health August 29, 1997 (posted 9-2-97)


 
Opinion # Case Date
September 1997
August 1997

July 1997

1997 ME 196 In re James G. September 23, 1997
1997 ME 197 Rosetti v. Land Reclamation September 26, 1997
1997 ME 198 Reno v. Townsend September 26, 1997, correctedted 9-29-97
 
 
October 1997
Opinion # Case Date
1997 ME 199 Davis v. Currier October 7, 1997
1997 ME 200 Jones v. Town of Warren October 7, 1997, corrected 10-9-97
1997 ME 201 Harrington v Lord October 7, 1997
1997 ME 202 Estate of Thorne October 7, 1997

1997 ME 203

Brooks v. Cumberland Farms October 16, 1997, corrected 10-21-97
1997 ME 204 Peoples Heritage Bk. v. White October 20, 1997
1997 ME 205 Weeks v. Allen & Coles Moving October 21, 1997, corrected 11-20-97
1997 ME 206 Ray v. Carland Construction October 23, 1997 (This date is correct.)
1997 ME 207 Harkness v. Fitzgerald October 21, 1997 (posted 10-22-97)
1997 ME 208 Chow v. Chow October 21, 1997
1997 ME 209 State v. Delia York October 30, 1997, corrected 11-20-97
1997 ME 210 In re Joseph B.G. October 31, 1997

November 1997
Opinion # Case Date
1997 ME 211 Breus v. Bezborodko November 4, 1997
1997 ME 212 Estate of Campbell November 4, 1997
1997 ME 213 State v. Donald Christen November 4, 1997
1997 ME 214 Classic Oldsmobile v. State November 4, 1997
1997 ME 215 State v. Robert Rizzo November 6, 1997, corrected 11-20-97
1997 ME 216 Taylor v. Lapomarda November 7, 1997
1997 ME 217 Estate of Ulrickson November 7, 1997, corrected 11-20-97
1997 ME 218 Farley v. Town of Washburn November 10, 1997
1997 ME 219 S.A.D.58 v. Teacher's Ass'n November 19, 1997, corrected 11-20-97
1997 ME 220 Johnson v. Samson Constr. November 24, 1997
1997 ME 221 State v. Christopher Carr November 24, 199
1997 ME 222 NYNEX v. Pub.Util.Comm. November 24, 1997
1997 ME 223 Zorn v. Carl Smith Potatoes November 24, 1997
1997 ME 224 Harrigan v. Me. Veterans Home November 24, 1997
1997 ME 225 Gibbs v. Fraser Paper, Ltd. November 26, 1997

December 1997
Opinion # Case Date
1997 ME 226 CWCO v. Super. of Insurance December 1, 1997
1997 ME 227 C. U. Ins. v. Work. Comp. Bd. December 5, 1997
1997 ME 228 State v. Shirley Moulton December 10, 1997
1997 ME 229 State v. Thomas Platt December 12, 1997
1997 ME 230 York Ins. v. Van Hall December 12, 1997
1997 ME 231 Fowler v. Fowler December 17, 1997
1997 ME 232 Guiggey v. Great Northern December 17, 1997
1997 ME 233 Bossie v. M.S.A.D. 24 December 17, 1997
1997 ME 234 Pottios v. State December 30, 1997
1997 ME 235 Ferguson v. Jackson December 30, 1997
1997 ME 236 State v. Corey Searles December 30, 1997
1997 ME 237 Smith v. Market Sq. Health December 31, 1997