FULL ARGUMENT CALENDAR
2011-159-C.A. STATE OF RHODE ISLAND V. GERRIT MUSTERD
Christopher R. Bush C. Daniel Schrock
2011-194-C.A. STATE OF RHODE ISLAND V. JOSE GONZALEZ
Jane M. McSoley Catherine Gibran
SHOW CAUSE CALENDAR
2011-342-A IN RE AMIAH P.
2012-22-M.P. IN RE AMIAH P.
Karen Clark Raymond J. Rigat
Shella R. Katz Janice M. Weisfeld
The respondent mother appeals from a decree terminating her parental rights to her daughter Amiah. The respondent father is before this Court on a petition for certiorari seeking review of the decree terminating his parental rights to Amiah. The respondent mother argues that the Family Court judge erred in precluding her from testifying that she had previously falsely asserted that the respondent father had assaulted her. The respondent father argues that the Family Court judge erred in terminating his parental rights on the basis of his incarceration and abandonment. He contends that the Family Court judge erred in making no findings on DCYF’s reasonable efforts to strengthen his parental relationship with Amiah. He also argues that the respondent mother should have been permitted to testify that she falsely accused him of assaulting her.
2011-254-C.A. STATE OF RHODE ISLAND V. YARA CHUM
Lauren S. Zurier Katherine C. Essington
2011-21-A CRAIG SACCO V. CRANSTON SCHOOL DEPARTMENT
2011-22-A CHARLES PEARSON V. CRANSTON SCHOOL DEPARTMENT
Kevin Daley Andrew Henneous
The plaintiffs appeal from an entry of summary judgment in favor of the defendant. The plaintiffs argue that the clear terms of the Cranston teachers’ collective bargaining agreement (CBA) permitted them to file grievances when they were terminated from their coaching positions. They argue that any ambiguity in the CBA as to whether a grievance is permissible in this situation must be resolved in favor of finding that the grievance procedures are applicable.