Supreme Judicial Court Calendar

Oral arguments are at the Cumberland County Courthouse in Portland unless otherwise indicated. Additional dates may be scheduled to accommodate workload.

Caution: This schedule is subject to change. The case summaries are prepared by Court staff for the convenience of the public and are not to be construed as statements of the Court.

 

Oral Arguments: Wednesday, June 5, 2024
at the Cumberland County Courthouse, Portland

Video Stream
Time Docket Number Case Name Attorneys Topics & Briefs Audio
9:50 a.m. Yor-23-413 Metropolitan Property & Casualty Insurance Company v. Susan McCarthy et al. Jeffrey T. Edwards; Alexandra Harriman; Michael J. Donlan; Stephen B. Segal Insurance coverage; interpretation of policy

The parties' briefs will be posted soon.

10:40 a.m. Yor-23-424 Roger K. Moreau v. Town of Parsonsfield Jill S. Cramer; David P. Silk; David A. Lourie Land use; access/easement to property; adequacy of planning board findings; collateral estoppel

The parties' briefs will be posted soon.

11:30 a.m. Aro-23-450 State of Maine v. Pedro J. Rosario Matthew A. Hunter; Tyler J. Smith Aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs; mistaken discharge of juror and participation of alternate juror; participation of potentially biased juror

The parties' briefs will be posted soon.


1:30 p.m. Cum-23-409 Laureen Fama et al. v. Bob's LLC et al. William J. Gallitto, III; Jana Kenney; John R. Veilleux; Samuel G. Johnson; Allyson L. Knowles; Matthew K. Libby Battery; wrongful death; liquor liability; workers' compensation immunity for coworker

The parties' briefs will be posted soon.

2:20 p.m. Cum-23-329 Mark Cardilli Jr. v. State of Maine Thomas F. Hallett; Leanne Robbin Post-conviction review; manslaughter; expert testimony regarding use of force; ineffective assistance of counsel



3:10 p.m. Som-22-182 State of Maine v. Nicholas W. Norris Jason Horn; James M. Mason Dismissal of charge by State; speedy trial; probable cause to support search and tracking warrants





Oral Arguments: Thursday, June 6, 2024
At the Cumberland County Courthouse, Portland

Video Stream

Time Docket Number Case Name Attorneys Topics & Briefs Audio
9:50 a.m. Yor-23-413 Metropolitan Property & Casualty Insurance Company v. Susan McCarthy et al. Jeffrey T. Edwards; Alexandra Harriman; Michael J. Donlan; Stephen B. Segal Insurance coverage; interpretation of policy

The parties' briefs will be posted soon.

10:40 a.m. Som-24-69 Adoption by Kathleen C. Jeremiah W. Rancourt; Hunter C. Umphrey; Jamesa J. Drake; Rory A. McNamara Competing petitions for adoption of a minor; permanency; kinship preference

A summary of the appeal will be posted soon.

11:30 a.m. BCD-23-454 Randall Belyea v. Heather Campbell et al. Jamesa J. Drake; Rory A. McNamara; Robert F. Ward Breach of contract; conversion; formation of contract; definitiveness and specificity of terms; right to regain possession of company transferred to another

The parties' briefs will be posted soon.

1:30 p.m. BCD-23-395 The Village at Ocean's End Condominium Association v. Southwest Harbor Properties, LLC, et al. Russell A. Kelm; Michael D. Traister; Nicholas J. Bernate Condominiums; withdrawal of common property from condominium development

The parties' briefs will be posted soon.

2:20 p.m. Ken-23-426 William Clardy et al. v. Troy D. Jackson et al. Carl E. Woock; Stephen C. Smith; Kimberly L. Patwardhan Authority of Governor to call special session of Legislature after Legislature declined to do so; cooperation between legislative leaders and governor; authority of courts to review actions of governor and legislative leaders in calling special session

Appellant's brief
Appellees' brief
Appellant's reply brief

3:10 p.m. Som-22-182 State of Maine v. Nicholas W. Norris Jason Horn; James M. Mason Topics and summary to be announced





Oral Arguments: Thursday, May 9, 2024
At the Cumberland County Courthouse, Portland

Video Stream
Time Docket Number Case Name Attorneys Topics & Summary Audio
9:50 a.m. Cum-23-342 Estate of Alicin E. Daggett Donna A. Bailey; Maryellen Sullivan; Joe Lewis Ability of person adopted by one natural parent and that natural parent's spouse to inherit from other natural parent; effect of change in statutory provisions regarding inheritance by adoptees

Appellant's brief
Appellee's brief

10:40 a.m. And-23-310 Helen Crabtree v. Central Maine Medical Center John P. Gause; Brooke K. Haley; Harper A. Weissburg; Peter G. Callaghan Unlawful employment discrimination; back pay, front pay, and tax offset as remedies

Appellant's brief
Appellee's brief
Appellant's reply brief

11:30 a.m. Som-23-326 State of Maine v. Steven Edwards Paul Cavanaugh; Peter J. Cyr Possession of sexually explicit material of a minor under 12; staleness of tip to law enforcement that formed basis of probable cause for search warrant; "possession" of or "access" to images on unallocated space on computer hard drive; prosecutorial comments on images for which no charges were brought; jury instructions on accessing images with intent to view them

Appellant's brief
Appellee's brief
Appellant's reply brief
1:30 p.m. Aro-23-257 State of Maine v. Lee Ann Daigle Lara M. Nomani; Neil J. Predergast Manslaughter; application of current sentencing principles for 1985 crime; due process in sentencing proceeding

Appellant's brief
Appellee's brief
Appellant's reply brief

2:20 p.m. Cum-22-334 State of Maine v. Alexander Russell Emily C. Protzmann; Kate E. Marshall; Rory A. McNamara Gross sexual assault; jury instructions; sentencing



3:10 p.m. Pen-21-362 State of Maine v. Damien Osborn Jason Horn; Timothy E. Zerillop






Future Dates

Oral Arguments Cases on Briefs
June 5 and 6, 2024, at Portland Week of June 17, 2024
[No oral arguments scheduled for July or August 2024] [No on-briefs consideration scheduled for July or August 2024]
September 10, 11, and 12, 2024, at Portland Week of September 23, 2024
October 8, 9, and 10, 2024, at Deering High School, Portland; Lewiston High School, Lewiston; Messalonskee High School, Oakland; and Augusta Week of October 28, 2024
November 12, 13, and 14, 2024, at Bangor Week of November 25, 2024
December 10, 11, and 12, 2024, at Biddeford and Portland Week of December 23, 2024
January 7, 8, and 9, 2025, at Augusta Week of January 20, 2025
February 4, 5, and 6, 2025, at Portland Week of February 17, 2025
March 4, 5, and 6, 2025, Portland [No on-briefs consideration scheduled for March 2025]
April 8, 9, and 10, 2025, at Augusta Week of April 21, 2025
May 6, 7, and 8, 2025, at Portland Week of May 19, 2025
June 3, 4, and 5, 2025, at Augusta Week of June 16, 2025
[No oral arguments scheduled for July or August 2025] [No on-briefs consideration scheduled for July or August 2025]