Monthly Archives: March 2014

Waiting for follow up

Most of the remaining motions were filed with a follow up date for objections of Friday the 4th.  A couple had Monday the 7th.  So I guess it will be a quiet week while the parties work to craft their … Continue reading

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Waiting for court to rule on motions

While the court ruled on the easy motions late Friday, there are some big issues to decide now.  Wolfeboro continues to press their total-loss theory and all but cemented it in with Friday’s ruling excluding for the third time the … Continue reading

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Late action

The court is moving through this stuff and has already issued some rulings. WPs motions to strike the Gross Negligence claim and Breach of Warranty were ruled moot and the claims were stricken as requested by Wolfeboro. WP’s motion to … Continue reading

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Wolfeboro’s Objections

As of Midnight on the 27th, Wolfeboro had not produced the bulk of their objections.  This morning, they were available on the court’s electronic filing website.  There must be some latency in the system. So here are the raw filings: … Continue reading

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WP files their objections – and reveals a new element

Wolfeboro has two more hours to file it’s objections to WP’s pretrial motions.  WP has filed 8 so far: 116 WP objection to plaintiff pretrial statement 117 WP objective to plaintiff list of trial exhibits 118 wp objection to plaintiff … Continue reading

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Drilling down into the details

We probably wont get a barrage of objections to motions until late today, so for those of you who seem to be following the day to day, and there seem to be a lot of you, I’m going to go … Continue reading

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And now comes Wolfeboro

Wolfeboro also has filed a number of pretrial motions to exclude various theories of defense and specific testimony from WPs expert witnesses.  As you might expect, they take a completely different view of the situation. Wolfeboro has filed five pretrial … Continue reading

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Remediation

If you’ve been following along with the RIB lawsuit events, you know that this is the crux of the matter.  Is it possible, as WP maintains, to fix the RIB site and get a reasonable service life from it, or … Continue reading

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Recount results

I received some unofficial results of the Article 7 (Brewster Hall) recount: Yes 1084 (63%) No 645 (37%)

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Damages

The recent motions by Wright-Pierce in the RIB lawsuit calls into question the validity of the $10,326,883 damages claimed by Wolfeboro.  That is the amount of damages claimed by our experts, Fuss & O’Neill, in their initial expert report dated … Continue reading

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Facing off on the RIB lawsuit

Last night, I spent a few hours reading over the dozen or so new motions that were just filed along with the pre-trial documents such as proposed jury instructions and witness lists.  The twists and turns of this lawsuit are … Continue reading

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Deadlines

As the RIB lawsuit careens down the tracks toward trial, the deadlines established as much as a year ago are starting to kick in.  You would think that with a suit already delayed six months, the ducks would be in … Continue reading

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Hey Facebook Visitor!

This blog went viral yesterday, with more than three times the previous all time high in hit counts, and more than five times the previous unique visitor count.  The traffic appears to have been generated by one or more Facebook … Continue reading

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Rib lawsuit moving toward trial

This week saw a couple of events related to the RIB lawsuit.  As expected, the court granted Wolfeboro it’s costs in defending a motion to compel Wolfeboro to allow a site visit by Wright Pierce’s wetlands expert.  Wright Pierce had … Continue reading

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End of an Era

With the results of Tuesday’s election, we end the era of standoff on restoration of Brewster Hall.  The Friends of Town Hall, to their credit, prevailed by 45 votes to secure a 62.5% approval of their $4 million restoration plan. … Continue reading

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Town Meeting 2014 results

1777 Votes were cast – 36% of 4995 registered voters. Special Election results: Joe Kenney 969 Mike Cryans 697 Article 1: Election of Town Officials Town Clerk Pat Waterman 1628 Moderator Randy Walker 1548 Selectmen Dave Senecal 1356 Linda Murray … Continue reading

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Unofficial result

I’m pretty sure article 7 passed.  Will have the numbers tomorrow.

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Election day coverage

Something came up and I don’t think I’m going to be able to get the results when the polls close at 7.  If anyone else does, please forward to me, otherwise, I’ll get them in the morning and post. ************************************************************************************ … Continue reading

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A promise based on a promise

The quite convoluted Article 7 goes to great lengths to impress us with the Friends intention to donate $750,000 to the project.  I have no doubt as to the sincerity of  the donors who pledged funds to the Friends, and … Continue reading

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Priming the pump

Years ago, when I was a scout at summer camp, I can recall going down to the well to get a bucket of water.  The well had an old hand pump and a small bucket beside it containing a couple … Continue reading

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Another opinion

The other morning as I was getting my mail downtown, and a woman handed me a flyer concerning the town hall issue: Ms. Amatuci has advanced alternative plans in the past, and the last one featured the Library campus as … Continue reading

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The big picture

In the interest of being perfectly clear on this Brewster Hall roof issue, I want to point out that the warnings about the integrity of the roof come first hand from credentialed professionals who were hired by the town and … Continue reading

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