Lawsuit

NEWFANE- Windham Superior Court Judge Robert P. Gerety has granted a motion by the Vermont Department of Taxes for default judgment in their case against Hermitage owner James Barnes. 
The judgment awards the Vermont Department of Taxes a total of $1,081,151.42 in unpaid meals, rooms,...
NEWFANE- Windham Superior Court Judge Robert P. Gerety has awarded a Massachusetts man more than $2 million in a breach of contract lawsuit against the Hermitage Club and James Barnes.  
Gerety issued the decision last week, granting a motion filed by Robert Coffin and his attorney John...
NEWFANE- A Rhode Island man who is suing James Barnes and the Hermitage for $1.4 million didn’t get his day in court, after Barnes failed to show for a hearing on his own motion last week.
The hearing was scheduled on a motion submitted by Barnes asking the court to allow him to represent...
HARTFORD- A Connecticut judge has issued an order putting a lawsuit filed against James Barnes and the Hermitage  on hold, pending the outcome of a settlement under Chapter 11 bankruptcy.  
Mark Brett filed the case in Hartford Superior Court in March 2018, seeking $963,000 in compensation...
RUTLAND- A New York developer has filed a suit against James Barnes and his Hermitage Inn Real Estate Holding Company in US District Court in connection with a $2.6 million purchase of Stag’s Leap lots. 
In a five-count complaint, Shaun P. Golden, owner of Golden Wealth Properties, claims...
NEWFANE- The Vermont Department of Taxes has filed a motion seeking summary judgment in their lawsuit against James Barnes, seeking more than $1 million in unpaid meals, rooms, alcohol, and sales taxes.
The state filed the lawsuit on July 30, 2018, alleging that Barnes failed to remit tax...

The White House Inn
NEWFANE- A hearing in a lawsuit against James Barnes and one of his companies was held despite a last minute request for a continuance from Barnes.
The scheduled hearing was to consider a motion by White House Inn owner Bob Grinold for a preliminary injunction that would lift a lien placed...
NEWFANE- Hermitage owner James Barnes filed a request to represent himself and his company, White House by Hermitage LLC, in Windham Superior Court last week.  The request, however, was filed in a foreclosure case that has been closed since July.    
On May 22, 2018, Judge John Treadwell...
NEWFANE- Lakeland Bank is seeking an order to hold a public auction of snowmaking equipment at the Hermitage to recoup more than $650,000 they say James Barnes and Hermitage Inn Real Estate Holding Company failed to pay.
The New Jersey bank previously filed a similar case in Hartford, CT,...
WILMINGTON- The Vermont Department of Taxes recently filed more than $1.2 million in additional liens against James Barnes and the Hermitage.
The documents, filed at the Wilmington Town Clerk’s office in November, are filed against James Barnes and Hermitage Club LLC, as well as Hermitage...

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