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September 19, 2012
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2006-98-A    KYLE CAMPBELL V. A.T. WALL, ET AL.
    George J. West         Jane M. McSoley

2010-341-C.A.  STATE OF RHODE ISLAND V. JAMES LAPIERRE
    Lauren S. Zurier       Lara E. Montecalvo
 
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2007-255-A   VICTOR R. PEREZ V. STATE OF RHODE ISLAND  
    Michael S. Pezzullo      Christopher R. Bush
 
The applicant appeals pro se from a judgment of the Superior Court dismissing his application for postconviction relief.  Applicant contends that the hearing justice erred in not following the procedural requirements set forth by this Court in Shatney v. State, 755 A.2d 130 (R.I. 2000) (per curiam).
 

2011-26-A  GILBERTO VASQUEZ V. SPORTSMAN’S INN
   Michael P. Fontaine           John R. Mahoney

 
 
(no title)
September 20, 2012
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2010-225-C.A.  STATE OF RHODE ISLAND V. GERONIMO COSME
   Jane M. McSoley        Lara E. Montecalvo
 
2009-147-A   HECTOR JAIMAN V. STATE OF RHODE ISLAND
   Janice M. Weisfeld      Aaron L. Weisman   Lee Hiromoto
 
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2011-69-M.P.  CITY OF NEWPORT V. LOCAL 1080
   Christopher J. Behan     Elizabeth Wiens
 
In this case before the Court by way of writ of certiorari the petitioner seeks review of a declaratory judgment that grievances submitted by Local 1080 on behalf of retired firefighters disputing changes to health insurance benefits are not arbitrable.

2009-297-A   JENNIFER SWAIN ET AL. V. ESTATE OF SHELLY TYRE
   Bernard A. Jackvony       James Reilly
   Rebecca Dupras              Terrence Simpson
   J. Renn Olenn                 Martin K. DeMagistris
 
2011-70-C.A.  STATE OF RHODE ISLAND V. SAMNANG TEP
   Jane McSoley                  Katherine Godin
 
(no title)
September 24, 2012
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2010-371-C.A.  STATE OF RHODE ISLAND V. ADRIEN HAZARD
2011-29-C.A.    STATE OF RHODE ISLAND V. ADRIEN HAZARD
   Christopher R. Bush              John F. Cicilline
 
2011-164-C.A.  STATE OF RHODE ISLAND V. LUIGI RICCI
   Aaron L. Weisman             Janice M. Weisfeld

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2011-240-C.A.  STATE OF RHODE ISLAND V. FREDERICK BAILLARGERON
   Aaron L. Weisman              Lara E. Montecalvo
 
2011-243-A  ARGELIS PICHARDO V. JULIE STEVENS
   Christopher E. Fay                David O. Brink
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September 25, 2012
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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
 
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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. 

(no title)
September 27, 2012
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2009-303-M.P.   W. BART LLOYD V. CITY OF NEWPORT
   Stephen M. Richard      Turner C. Scott
                                        Christopher Behan
 
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2011-43-C.A.   STATE OF RHODE ISLAND V. JOHN FORD
   Aaron L. Weisman             Janice M. Weisfeld
 
The defendant appeals from an adjudication of probation violation based upon an alleged domestic assault.  The defendant claims that the trial justice erred in refusing to allow a letter into evidence and in limiting cross-examination of the alleged victim.  The defendant also claims that the finding of violation is not supported by sufficient credible evidence. 
 
2011-157-C.A.  STATE OF RHODE ISLAND V. BRADLEY BELLEM
   Virginia M. McGinn              Lara E. Montecalvo

The defendant appeals from an adjudication of probation violation for violating a no-contact order.  The defendant argues that the state failed to present sufficient evidence to prove that a violation had occurred. 
 
 
2011-255-A  CHRISTINE RICHARDS V. DAVID FIORE
   Christine Richards Gough, Pro Se     David W. Fiore, Pro Se

2011-81-M.P.  STATE OF RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT V. ADMINISTRATIVE ADJUDICATION DIVISION
   Merlyn O’Keefe               Gary Powers

The case is before this Court on Daniel Barlow’s petition for certiorari seeking review of a Superior Court order which reversed the decision of the Administrative Adjudication Division (AAD) of the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM).  The AAD had ruled in favor of Barlow in deciding that he could not be barred from participating in a summer flounder commercial fishing program because his 2008 consent agreement with DEM did not constitute an administrative penalty.  In reversing AAD the Superior Court ruled that the consent agreement was an administrative penalty.  Barlow contends that the Superior Court erred in treating the consent agreement like a consent order.  He also contends that he did not receive timely service of process and that he was never named in the caption for the case.  He further contends that the requirements for the pilot program cannot retroactively apply to the consent agreement.  In addition, he contends that barring him from the pilot program would constitute an excessive administrative penalty.  
 
  
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