What’s In a Name?

Note: Attorney Davis original wrote this post in her capacities as a contributor to SCOV Law. In this case, Defendant Albert Bingham appeals from the trial court’s declaratory judgment. Before the SCOV even rules on it, Bingham files a motion to recuse the entire SCOV because his appeal had been pending for so long. That […]

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Enforcement of Family Court Orders–Vermont and New Hampshire comparison

I have written before of the frustration  I feel for my clients who do not understand why  Family Court judges in Vermont seem to be reluctant to enforce family court orders.  Recently in three separate cases  clients rightly expressed their dismay at not receiving prompt and decisive responses from the court when the opposing party […]

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Want to Register your Trademark? Here’s How

Author’s Note:  this article was produced with the able assistance of paralegal Michael Roosevelt, whose background in fine arts, printmaking and lithography (See his website here) sparked his interest in this subject. His practical knowledge of trademark law has have helped clients walk through the process of obtaining valid trademarks quickly and efficiently.  As new […]

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U.S. Supreme Court strikes down Vermont law on First Amendment grounds

In a 6-3 decision issued June 23, 2011, the United States Supreme Court struck down a Vermont law which restricted the ability of pharmaceutical companies to obtain information about what type of drugs doctors were prescribing to patients. The information is used by drug companies to more effectively market their products to doctors. Sorrell v. […]

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Results on custody and visitation survey

> We received a total of 81 responses to our survey about child custody and visitation.  You can view the results here and here(We sent out surveys to two separate lists; hence the two results.)Some preliminary comments:  first,  my comments will compare the results only with Vermont law. Second, I asked respondents about “custody” and “visitation”.  Those […]

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Child Custody and visitation–what do you think?

> Last week,  Alabama legislators introduced a bill which would change child custody laws in that state mandating shared custody between divorced parents  The bill has stirred up controversy, and it is not clear it will pass.  The Alabama bill is part of a nationwide trend of legislatures reviewing and revising child custody and visitation […]

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