Commonwealth v. Ridge (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-035-15)

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NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.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   SJC-11676   COMMONWEALTH  vs.  JOSEPH S. RIDGE. March 2, 2015.     Practice, Criminal, Sentence.     In 2007, Joseph S. Ridge pleaded guilty to certain offenses in the Superior Court in Norfolk County and was sentenced to approximately four years in the State prison.  At that time, he received credit for time he spent in custody awaiting trial both on that charge and on other charges then pending against him in Plymouth County.  In 2008, Ridge pleaded guilty to a charge of unarmed robbery in the Superior Court read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - March 3, 2015 at 4:11 am

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Commonwealth v. Evelyn (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-034-15)

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NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.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   SJC-11643   COMMONWEALTH  vs.  SEAN EVELYN. Suffolk.     November 3, 2014. – March 2, 2015.   Present:  Gants, C.J., Spina, Cordy, Botsford, Lenk, & Hines, JJ.     Homicide.  Practice, Criminal, Argument by counsel, Admissions and confessions, Waiver.  Constitutional Law, Waiver of constitutional rights, Admissions and confessions.  Due Process of Law, Fair trial.  Supreme Judicial Court, Superintendence of inferior courts.       Indictments found and returned in the Superior Court Department on February 23, 2007.   The cases were tried read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - March 3, 2015 at 12:37 am

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Commonwealth v. Caetano (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-033-15)

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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   SJC-11718   COMMONWEALTH  vs.  JAIME CAETANO.       Middlesex.     December 2, 2014. – March 2, 2015.   Present:  Gants, C.J., Spina, Cordy, Botsford, Duffly, Lenk, & Hines, JJ.     Firearms.  Constitutional Law, Right to bear arms.  Self-Defense.  Practice, Criminal, Indictment placed on file.       Complaint received and sworn to in the Framingham Division of the District Court Department on September 30, 2011.   A motion to dismiss was heard by Robert V. Greco, J.; the case was heard by read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - March 2, 2015 at 9:01 pm

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Celco Construction Corp. v. Town of Avon (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-019-15)

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-1880                                       Appeals Court   CELCO CONSTRUCTION CORP.  vs.  TOWN OF AVON. No. 13-P-1880. Norfolk.     October 8, 2014. – March 2, 2015.   Present:  Green, Rubin, & Agnes, JJ. Contract, Public works, Bidding for contract, Municipality, Modification, Promissory estoppel.  Public Works, Bidding procedure, Extra work.  Municipal Corporations, Contracts, Estoppel.       Civil action commenced in the Superior Court Department on October 22, 2010.   The case was heard by read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - March 2, 2015 at 5:27 pm

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Skawski, et al. v. Greenfield Investors Property Development, LLC (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-018-15)

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-1947                                       Appeals Court MICHAEL SKAWSKI & others[1]  vs.  GREENFIELD INVESTORS PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT, LLC.[2] No. 13-P-1947.     February 27, 2015. Jurisdiction, Land Court, Housing Court.  Land Court, Jurisdiction.  Housing Court, Jurisdiction.      Upon a joint motion by the defendant, Greenfield Investors Property Development, LLC (Property Development), and the plaintiffs (abutters), a judge of the Western Division of the Housing Court Department reported, for further review and determination pursuant to Mass.R.Civ.P. 64(a), read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - February 27, 2015 at 9:30 pm

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Commonwealth v. Sheridan (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-032-15)

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   SJC-11543   COMMONWEALTH  vs.  MATTHEW J. SHERIDAN.       Norfolk.     November 6, 2014. – February 27, 2015.   Present:  Gants, C.J., Spina, Cordy, Botsford, Duffly, Lenk, & Hines, JJ.     Controlled Substances.  Constitutional Law, Search and seizure, Probable cause.  Search and Seizure, Motor vehicle, Threshold police inquiry, Probable cause, Inevitable discovery, Plain view, Search incident to lawful arrest.  Threshold Police Inquiry.  Probable Cause.       Complaint received and read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - February 27, 2015 at 5:53 pm

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Commonwealth v. Ramos (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-031-15)

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   SJC-11680   COMMONWEALTH  vs.  ALEX RAMOS.       Essex.     November 4, 2014. – February 26, 2015.   Present:  Gants, C.J., Spina, Cordy, Botsford, Duffly, Lenk, & Hines, JJ.     Motor Vehicle, Receiving stolen motor vehicle.  Receiving Stolen Goods.  Search and Seizure, Exigent circumstances.  Practice, Criminal, Motion to suppress.  Evidence, Telephone conversation.  Telephone.       Indictment found and returned in the Superior Court Department on May 2, 2007.   A pretrial motion to suppress read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - February 27, 2015 at 3:34 am

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Drummey, et al. v. Town of Falmouth, et al. (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-017-15)

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-1498                                       Appeals Court   TODD DRUMMEY & others[1]  vs.  TOWN OF FALMOUTH & others.[2] No. 13-P-1498. Barnstable.     September 5, 2014. – February 26, 2015.   Present:  Cypher, Grasso, & Fecteau, JJ.[3]   Zoning, By-law, Special permit, Governmental use, Permitted use.  Municipal Corporations, By-laws and ordinances.       Civil actions commenced in the Superior Court Department on March 21, 2011.   After consolidation, the cases were heard by read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - February 27, 2015 at 12:00 am

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City of Worcester v. Civil Service Commission (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-016-15)

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-1844                                       Appeals Court   CITY OF WORCESTER  vs.  CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION & another.[1] No. 12-P-1844. Suffolk.     December 6, 2013. – February 26, 2015.     Present:  Fecteau, Sullivan, & Maldonado, JJ. Practice, Civil, Review respecting civil service.  Civil Service, Police, Decision of Civil Service Commission, Termination of employment, Judicial review.  Administrative Law, Hearing, Judicial review.  Municipal Corporations, Police.  Police, Discharge.  Public Employment, Police, Termination.  Statute, Construction. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - February 26, 2015 at 8:26 pm

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Commonwealth v. DiCicco (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-030-15)

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   SJC-11672   COMMONWEALTH  vs.  ROBERT DiCICCO. Middlesex.     November 4, 2014. – February 26, 2015.   Present: Gants, C.J., Spina, Cordy, Botsford, Duffly, & Hines, JJ.     Deoxyribonucleic Acid.  Practice, Criminal, New trial, Postconviction relief.  Evidence, Expert opinion, Scientific test.  Witness, Expert.       Indictment found and returned in the Superior Court Department on September 27, 1983.   A motion for postconviction relief, filed on November 28, 2007, was heard by Diane M. Kottmyer, J., and a motion for additional funds for the services of an expert witness was considered by her.   After review by the Appeals Court, read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - February 26, 2015 at 4:51 pm

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