In re Laberge Shooting Range, 2018-102 Attorney Hans Huessy successfully defended a decades old local institution from likely closure. Neighbors had sought to force the Laberge Shooting range in Charlotte, Vermont to apply for an Act 250 permit. The Range, which predated Act 250 by decades, could never have complied with the Act’s noise guidelines. […]
MSK attorney Alexander LaRosa wins judgment upholding historic environmental Settlement Agreement in Hawkins Bay Minor SD, Docket No. 91-7-17 Vtec, Vermont Superior Court Environmental Division (August 7, 2018). MSK was engaged by concerned neighbors who wanted to uphold a historic settlement agreement that protected Lake Champlain shoreline from development. Following a one day bench trial, […]
MSK Attorneys successfully represented a local arts organization on a pro bono basis in an appeal of its local land use permit for its new art facility. Read Decision.
Daniel Seff represented a Vermont municipal police officer in Hubacz v. Village of Waterbury, 2018 VT 37, which the Vermont Supreme Court handed down on April 6, 2018. In Hubacz, the Court imposed two new limitations on a police department’s ability to terminate an officer in situations where a prosecutor has declined to prosecute that […]
Decision and Order Docket No. 154-12-15 Vtec Old Lantern Non-Conforming Use MSK successfully defended the Old Lantern, an event facility in Charlotte that opened in 1963, from challenges by neighbors to its status as a pre-existing non-conforming use, and from claims of discontinuance of use for a period of time, change of use, and allegedly […]
Hans Huessy, on behalf of VAST, successfully negotiated the suspension of the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail’s Act 250 permit. In 2009, the Trail was determined to be subject to Act 250 jurisdiction and, as a result, VAST applied for and obtained a permit. The permit hampered the development of the Trail and increased the cost […]
North Country Sportsman’s Club v. Town of Williston 2016-387 Hans Huessy successfully represented the North Country Sportsman’s Club, a skeet shooting range located in Williston, Vermont, from the Town’s efforts to restrict the Club’s operation and several citations for noise violations, which were rescinded. The Court’s decision means the Club can continue to operate consistent with […]
Smugglers’ Notch Management Company, Ltd. V. Timothy M. White and Richard J. White, 115-5-13 LeCv In this case, Hans Huessy is representing condominium owners that claim that the Smugglers Notch Resort has been overcharging them for certain services. Hans is attempting to get the claim certified as a class action involving all condominium owners at […]