Archive for March, 2010

25Mar, 10

One of the oldest doctrines in property law is known as adverse possession which is the taking of title to real estate by possessing it for a certain period of time It allows a party to obtain ownership of a piece of property without having a deed. Adverse possession is most frequently seen in boundary ... more

25Mar, 10

When an employer fires an employee and provides her severance pay she would not otherwise be entitled to, that employer should seriously consider requiring the employee to sign a release in exchange for the severance pay. A clear, properly drafted and signed release may prevent the employer from incurring substantial costs in time and money ... more

11Mar, 10

The New Hampshire Supreme Court was asked to decide whether a physician could be held liable for the suicide of a patient. After reviewing the facts alleged by the plaintiff in the recent case of Estate of Maloney v. Badman, the Court held that the defendant could not be held liable in this particular instance. ... more

11Mar, 10

Readers of these articles will have noticed that many of them deal with recent New Hampshire Supreme Court decisions. The purpose of this article is to explain, briefly, the role of the state Supreme Court in New Hampshire’s legal system and what an appeal to that court entails. The NH Supreme Court is the highest ... more