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The lowest level of the Vermont State Court system consists of its Vermont's Environmental Court, Probate Courts, and the Vermont Judicial Branch. Vermont's Probate Courts handle probate/estate issues, and adoption, mental health, and miscellaneous civil cases. Vermont's Environmental Court exclusively hears appeals of administrative agency decisions, and the Vermont Judicial Bureau mainly hears traffic and ordinance infractions. The next level of Vermont's court system includes the state's Family Courts, which hear mental health, juvenile, and domestic relations cases, the Vermont Superior Courts, which handle tort, contract, real property, small claims, and other civil appeals, and Vermont's District Courts, which also hear civil appeals as well as cases relating to felony and misdemeanor charges. If you're seeking information regarding a Vermont court case, the Vermont Judiciary's website ( provides Vermont court forms, civil court opinions, and additional features including a Vermont child support calculator. If you're trying to get copies of Vermont court documents, you will need to contact the Superior Court clerk for the county in which the case was heard. Although most Vermont court records are considered public record, the method of obtaining copies of these varies by court.
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26, Nov 2014 - Clif Bar, other food makers side with Vermont on GMO labeling
MONTPELIER >> Three national businesses are helping to defend Vermont's GMO labeling law. The companies told a federal court last week that the state statute, which requires food manufacturers and retailers to label certain products containing genetically modified ingredients, would not be difficult to implement.
26, Nov 2014 - Windham, VT Vt. woman pleads not guilty to double-murder
Was a bad breakup a motive for murder? A woman from Southern Vermont is accused of killing her former fiancé and his son. Robin O'Neill was in court Thursday to answer to charges of second-degree murder.
25, Nov 2014 - Father of dead toddler sues state, DCF for negligence
The father of a 2-year-old girl who died in February has filed a lawsuit against the state of Vermont and the state Department for Children and Families, saying they breached their duties to protect the child, whose stepfather is accused of killing her. Willis Sheldon of Rutland filed the lawsuit Thursday in Rutland County Superior Court. His lawyer, Tom Costello, said they are asking for ...
25, Nov 2014 - Burlington, VT Local & Regional Briefs for Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
Townshend, Vt. — A father and son were shot to death at a home in Townshend and a woman is being held without bail in connection with the shooting, Vermont State Police said Wednesday.
25, Nov 2014 - Sentencing in teacher death to be in St. Johnsbury
A judge has ruled that a man convicted of luring a prep-school teacher out of her Vermont home and then killing her will return to St. Johnsbury for sentencing.
25, Nov 2014 - Some food makers side with Vermont on GMO labeling
Products containing genetically modified ingredients would have to disclose that information on the package under Vermont's bill. Photo by John Herrick/VTDigger Vermont has received support for its GMO labeling law from a source that may surprise: Three national businesses told a federal court last week that the law would not pose any overwhelming challenges to implement.
25, Nov 2014 - Allen Prue sentencing to be in St. Johnsbury
A judge has ruled that a man convicted of luring a prep-school teacher out of her Vermont home and then killing her will return to St. Johnsbury for sentencing.
25, Nov 2014 - Medicare repayments won't impact hospital services, but will hurt bottom lines
MONTPELIER -- Executives at Vermont hospitals faced with paying back hundreds of thousands of dollars, and in some cases millions, to Medicare say the repayments weaken their financial positions, but won't have a direct impact on patient services.
25, Nov 2014 - Rutland, VT Caraballo sentenced to 40 years in drug death
A man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for causing the death of a Vermont woman whom he believed had stolen drugs from him.
24, Nov 2014 - Chittenden, VT Vermont jail guard charged with sex with inmate
A Vermont correctional officer is facing charges he had a sexual relationship with a female inmate at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility in South Burlington.
24, Nov 2014 - Bennington, VT Man accused of perjury
BENNINGTON >> A Sunderland man is facing a felony charge after he was accused of lying about a conversation that took place outside a courtroom. Brett Hughes, 43, pleaded not guilty Monday in Vermont Superior Court to a felony count of perjury. He was released on conditions that he appear in court for future hearings.
24, Nov 2014 - Vermont judge doubts murder charge in death of child after alcohol added to IV
A Vermont judge says he has concerns about the murder charge against a woman whose boyfriend, according to police, put alcohol in her disabled son's feeding tube.
24, Nov 2014 - Bennington, VT Woman charged with assisting escape
BENNINGTON >> A woman is facing a felony charge for allegedly helping another elude police. Stephanie M. Predel, 23, of Bennington, pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Vermont Superior Court to a felony count of accessory after the fact. She was released under the condition she have no contact with Sabrina Robillard, 23, of Williamstown, and abide by her existing conditions of release.
24, Nov 2014 - In I-89 fatals, unborn child's death argued over
The 54-year-old Sunapee man charged with two counts of murder in the deaths of a Vermont couple in Lebanon a year ago wants a separate trial on a charge related to the death of their unborn child in the same Interstate 89 crash.
24, Nov 2014 - Brattleboro, VT State seeking forfeiture of Santa's Land animals
PUTNEY, Vt. (AP) - The state is asking a judge to order the forfeiture of animals seized from a Vermont holiday-themed park over concerns about their health. Earlier this year, the park's owner and caretaker were charged with animal cruelty after some animals were found dead on the ...
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