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Civil Division Opinions


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The Vermont Judiciary is pleased to provide access to select civil division opinions.  The opinions may be viewed by clicking on a link below and selecting the title of the opinion you want to view.  The opinions are categorized by year of filing and sorted by date of filing.  To view the Supreme Court Published Entry Orders or Past Reports please visit the Legal Links page in the Legal Information webpage.

List of Civil Division Opinions 2011 - Present

List of Civil Division Opinions 2006 - 2010

List of Civil Division Opinions 2002 - 2005

OPINIONS ARE UNOFFICIAL

The texts of civil division opinions available here are unofficial.  They have been reformatted from the originals.  The accuracy of the texts and any accompanying data is not guaranteed.  This database is not exhaustive; it does not include all civil division opinions.  At this time, no opinions from Vermont’s criminal and family divisions are included.

CAUTION

Readers of these opinions should take appropriate care to ensure that they are fit for whatever purpose to which they are put, and should independently determine whether they have been reviewed by the Supreme Court.

In June 2008, updates to the digesting fields were discontinued.  In February 2011, updates to the Supreme Court review field was discontinued. 

TO CITE AN OPINION

The following format is recommended for use in Vermont:

Fingerlakes Constr. Co., Inc. v. Fillmore Farms, LLC, No. 56-2-04 Bncv (Vt. Super. Ct. Aug. 3, 2005) (Carroll, J.), available at https://www.VermontJudiciary.org/TCDecisionCvl/2005-8-19-6.pdf

DOCUMENT LIBRARY FORMAT

The document library format allows the user to view by reference any of several data fields. The fields provided describe the following: the plaintiff and defendant; the docket number, including case suffix; the judge; the filing date; up to three digest topics; and whether the decision has been reviewed by the Vermont Supreme Court.

 The docket number typically consists of three numbers: a chronological number, the month in which the case was filed, and the year in which the case was filed. The suffix typically includes two letters indicating the county of filing, and two letters generally indicating subject matter.