Ouellette v. Contributory Retirement Appeal Board, et al. (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-125-14)

NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.  If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Reporter of Decisions, Supreme Judicial Court, John Adams Courthouse, 1 Pemberton Square, Suite 2500, Boston, MA, 02108-1750; (617) 557-1030; SJCReporter@sjc.state.ma.us   13-P-291                                        Appeals Court   JACQUELINE OUELLETTE  vs.  CONTRIBUTORY RETIREMENT APPEAL BOARD & others.[1] No. 13-P-291. Suffolk.     December 9, 2013. – September 30, 2014.   Present:  Grainger, Brown, & Carhart, JJ. Public Employment, Accidental disability retirement, Retirement, Retirement benefits.  Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission.  Contributory Retirement Appeal Board.  Retirement.  Administrative Law, Agency’s interpretation of statute.  Words, read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - September 30, 2014 at 10:13 pm

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Commonwealth v. Douglas (and five companion cases) (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-124-14)

NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.  If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Reporter of Decisions, Supreme Judicial Court, John Adams Courthouse, 1 Pemberton Square, Suite 2500, Boston, MA, 02108-1750; (617) 557-1030; SJCReporter@sjc.state.ma.us   12-P-1992                                       Appeals Court   COMMONWEALTH  vs.  JASON DOUGLAS (and five companion cases[1]). No. 12-P-1992. Suffolk.     January 13, 2014. – September 30, 2014.   Present:  Cypher, Rubin, & Hines, JJ.[2]     Firearms.  Constitutional Law, Search and seizure.  Search and Seizure, Motor vehicle, Threshold police inquiry, Protective frisk.  Evidence, Firearm.  Threshold Police Inquiry.  Practice, Criminal, Motion to suppress.       Indictments found and returned in the Superior Court Department read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - September 30, 2014 at 6:42 pm

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Schussel, et al. v. Commissioner of Revenue (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-123-14)

NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.  If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Reporter of Decisions, Supreme Judicial Court, John Adams Courthouse, 1 Pemberton Square, Suite 2500, Boston, MA, 02108-1750; (617) 557-1030; SJCReporter@sjc.state.ma.us   13-P-876                                        Appeals Court   GEORGE SCHUSSEL & another[1]  vs.  COMMISSIONER OF REVENUE. No. 13-P-876 Suffolk.     June 4, 2014. – September 30, 2014. Present:  Graham, Meade, & Fecteau, JJ. Taxation, Appellate Tax Board:  findings, Income tax, Gross income.  Words, “Tax-related.”       Appeal from a decision of the Appellate Tax Board.   Francis J. DiMento for the taxpayers. John M. Stephan, Assistant Attorney General, for Commissioner of Revenue.     GRAHAM, J.  This is an appeal from read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - September 30, 2014 at 3:04 pm

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Commonwealth v. Holbrook (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-122-14)

NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.  If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Reporter of Decisions, Supreme Judicial Court, John Adams Courthouse, 1 Pemberton Square, Suite 2500, Boston, MA, 02108-1750; (617) 557-1030; SJCReporter@sjc.state.ma.us   12-P-1881                                       Appeals Court   COMMONWEALTH  vs.  CLIFTON HOLBROOK. No. 12-P-1881. Suffolk.     June 5, 2014. – September 26, 2014.   Present:  Cohen, Carhart, & Maldonado, JJ.     Indecent Assault and Battery.  Practice, Criminal, Motion to suppress, Instructions to jury.  Intent.       Indictment found and returned in the Superior Court Department on November 12, 2008.   A pretrial motion to suppress evidence was heard by read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - September 29, 2014 at 5:37 pm

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Commonwealth v. Shin (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-121-14)

NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.  If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Reporter of Decisions, Supreme Judicial Court, John Adams Courthouse, 1 Pemberton Square, Suite 2500, Boston, MA, 02108-1750; (617) 557-1030; SJCReporter@sjc.state.ma.us   13-P-818                                        Appeals Court   COMMONWEALTH  vs.  JACOB E. SHIN. No. 13-P-818. Suffolk.     April 14, 2014. – September 25, 2014.   Present:  Green, Hanlon, & Hines, JJ.[1]     Indecent Assault and Battery.  Mental Impairment.  Insanity.       Complaint received and sworn to in the Central Division of the Boston Municipal Court Department on January 24, 2011.   The case was heard by Annette Forde, J.     Katherine Godin for the defendant. Zachary M. Hillman, Assistant District Attorney (Neil J. Flynn, Jr., Assistant District read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - September 25, 2014 at 8:34 pm

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J.W. v. Department of Developmental Services, et al. (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-120-14)

NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.  If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Reporter of Decisions, Supreme Judicial Court, John Adams Courthouse, 1 Pemberton Square, Suite 2500, Boston, MA, 02108-1750; (617) 557-1030; SJCReporter@sjc.state.ma.us   12-P-1760                                       Appeals Court   J.W.[1]  vs.  DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES & another.[2],[3] No. 12-P-1760. Middlesex.     June 2, 2014.  -  September 24, 2014.   Present:  Green, Trainor, & Grainger, JJ. Division of Administrative Law Appeals.  Department of Developmental Services.  Intellectually Disabled Person. Administrative Law, Judicial review.  Statute, Construction.     Civil action commenced in the Superior Court Department on September 15, 2011.   The case was heard by Douglas H. Wilkins, J., on a motion for judgment on the pleadings.   read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - September 24, 2014 at 11:06 pm

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Commonwealth v. Oppenheim (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-119-14)

NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.  If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Reporter of Decisions, Supreme Judicial Court, John Adams Courthouse, 1 Pemberton Square, Suite 2500, Boston, MA, 02108-1750; (617) 557-1030; SJCReporter@sjc.state.ma.us   12-P-1673                                       Appeals Court   COMMONWEALTH  vs.  DAVID OPPENHEIM.[1] No. 12-P-1673. Hampshire.     May 9, 2014. – September 24, 2014.   Present:  Cohen, Sikora, & Agnes, JJ. Evidence, Admissions and confessions, Authentication, Credibility of witness, Cross-examination.  Practice, Criminal, Admissions and confessions, Instructions to jury, Reasonable doubt.  Jury and Jurors.  Witness, Credibility, Cross-examination.       Indictments found and returned in the Superior Court Department on read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - September 24, 2014 at 7:32 pm

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Bulwer v. Mount Auburn Hospital, et al. (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-118-14)

NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.  If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Reporter of Decisions, Supreme Judicial Court, John Adams Courthouse, 1 Pemberton Square, Suite 2500, Boston, MA, 02108-1750; (617) 557-1030; SJCReporter@sjc.state.ma.us   11-P-1583                                        Appeals Court   BERNARD BULWER  vs.  MOUNT AUBURN HOSPITAL & others.[1] No. 11-P-1583 Middlesex.     November 26, 2012. – September 24, 2014.   Present:  Berry, Kafker, Meade, Sikora, & Wolohojian, JJ.[2]     Hospital, Appointment to staff.  Anti-Discrimination Law, Race.  Employment, Discrimination, Retaliation.  Contract, Employment, With hospital, Performance and breach, Interference with contractual relations.  Libel and Slander.  Unlawful Interference.  Practice, Civil, Summary judgment.       Civil action commenced in the Superior Court Department on February 22, 2008.   The case was heard by S. Jane Haggerty, J., on a motion for summary judgment.     Sara Discepolo for the plaintiff. Robert R. Hamel, Jr., for the read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - September 24, 2014 at 3:57 pm

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Commonwealth v. Riley (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-117-14)

NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.  If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Reporter of Decisions, Supreme Judicial Court, John Adams Courthouse, 1 Pemberton Square, Suite 2500, Boston, MA, 02108-1750; (617) 557-1030; SJCReporter@sjc.state.ma.us   13-P-560                                        Appeals Court   COMMONWEALTH  vs.  MICHAEL RILEY. No. 13-P-560. Norfolk.     April 4, 2014. – September 19, 2014.   Present:  Graham, Wolohojian, & Milkey, JJ. Constitutional Law, Public trial.  Practice, Criminal, Public trial, New trial.       Indictments found and returned in the Superior Court Department on September 7, 2005.   The case was tried before Barbara A. Dortch-Okara, J., and a motion for a new trial was considered by her. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - September 19, 2014 at 2:18 pm

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Hull Retirement Board v. Contributory Retirement Appeal Board, et al. (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-116-14)

NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.  If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Reporter of Decisions, Supreme Judicial Court, John Adams Courthouse, 1 Pemberton Square, Suite 2500, Boston, MA, 02108-1750; (617) 557-1030; SJCReporter@sjc.state.ma.us   13-P-1825                                       Appeals Court   HULL RETIREMENT BOARD  vs.  CONTRIBUTORY RETIREMENT APPEAL BOARD & others.[1] No. 13-P-1825.     September 16, 2014.     Contributory Retirement Appeal Board.  Municipal Corporations, Retirement board, Police.  Police, Retirement.  Public Employment, Paid leave, Accidental disability retirement, Retirement.  Retirement.     The Hull retirement board (board) appeals from a Superior Court judgment affirming a decision of the contributory retirement appeal read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - September 16, 2014 at 6:22 pm

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