Latest Vermont Supreme Court News

Vermont supreme court wades into issue of forced medication

Nov. 17, 2019 10:28 AM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Supreme Court says a past finding of incompetence doesn’t mean a mentally ill man was still incompetent when he signed an advanced directive banning involuntary medication. The Rutland Herald reports that the decision, released Friday, rejected a family court...

Former Vermont lawmaker acquitted in 4th sex crimes trial

Oct. 23, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) — A jury has acquitted a former Vermont lawmaker in his fourth sex crimes trial. Former state Sen. Norm McAllister was accused of setting up his tenant at his Highgate farm to have sex with an acquaintance to pay the tenant's electric bill. He was initially convicted, but he appealed...

Vermont Supreme Court goes on the road

Oct. 20, 2019 1:44 PM EDT

MILTON, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Supreme Court is going on the road next week. The justices will hear oral arguments in five cases at Milton High School on Thursday. The Supreme Court normally does business in the Supreme Court building in Montpelier. For the past three years the court has held a term on the...

Supreme Court allows investors to sue state over Jay Peak

Oct. 4, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Supreme Court ruled Friday to allow a group of foreign investors to seek negligence and breach of contract claims against the state for allegedly failing to provide sufficient oversight of projects at the Jay Peak ski resort that authorities say were fraudulent. The...