Commonwealth v. Chukwuezi (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-155-16)

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NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.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-11579

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  XZENIYEJU CHUKWUEZI.

Suffolk.     February 12, 2016. – September 29, 2016.

Present:  Gants, C.J., Spina, Botsford, Duffly, & Lenk, JJ.[1]

HomicideFirearmsEvidence, Computer simulation, Prior consistent statement, Alibi.  AlibiConstitutional Law, Sentence.  Practice, Criminal, Instructions to jury, Argument by prosecutor, Sentence, Capital case.

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - September 29, 2016 at 3:29 pm

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Commonwealth v. White (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-154-16)

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NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.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-11917

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  ONYX WHITE.

Suffolk.     December 8, 2015. – September 28, 2016.

Present:  Gants, C.J., Spina, Cordy, Botsford, Duffly, Lenk, & Hines, JJ.[1]

Cellular TelephoneConstitutional Law, Search and seizure, Probable cause.  Probable CauseSearch and Seizure, Probable cause, Warrant, Fruits of illegal search.  Practice, Criminal, Warrant.

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - September 28, 2016 at 2:24 pm

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Frost-Stuart v. Stuart (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-137-16)

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15-P-100                                        Appeals Court

MARGOT E. FROST-STUART  vs.  CHARLES F. STUART.

No. 15-P-100.

Middlesex.     April 15, 2016. – September 27, 2016.

Present:  Cypher, Agnes, & Massing, JJ.

Divorce and Separation, Alimony, Child support, Modification of judgment.  Parent and Child, Child support.  ContemptPractice, Civil, Contempt.

Complaint for divorce filed in the Middlesex Division of the Probate and Family Court Department on March 4, 2010.

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - September 28, 2016 at 12:05 am

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JNM Hospitality, Inc. v. McDaid, et al. (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-136-16)

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14-P-1946                                        Appeals Court

JNM HOSPITALITY, INC.  vs.  EDWIN McDAID & others,[1] trustees.[2]

No. 14-P-1946.

Norfolk.     January 19, 2016. – September 27, 2016.

Present:  Grainger, Rubin, & Milkey, JJ.

Condominiums, Parking, Common area.  Real Property, Condominium, Lease.  Landlord and Tenant, Execution of lease, Parking.  Contract, Lease of real estate, Performance and breach, Interference with contractual relations.

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - September 27, 2016 at 8:31 pm

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Commonwealth v. Bigelow (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-153-16)

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SJC-11974

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  HARVEY J. BIGELOW.

Bristol.     January 8, 2016. – September 27, 2016.

Present:  Gants, C.J., Spina, Cordy, Botsford, Duffly, Lenk, & Hines, JJ.[1]

Criminal Harassment.  Constitutional Law, Freedom of speech and press.  Practice, Criminal, Argument by prosecutor.

Complaint received and sworn to in the Taunton Division of the District Court Department on November 18, 2011.

The case was tried before Gregory L. Phillips, J.

The Supreme Judicial Court on its own initiative transferred the case from the Appeals Court.

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M.C.D. v. D.E.D. (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-135-16)

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B.C. v. F.C. (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-134-16)

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15-P-1067                                       Appeals Court

B.C.  vs.  F.C.

No. 15-P-1067.

Norfolk.     June 2, 2016. – September 23, 2016.

Present:  Kafker, C.J., Hanlon, & Neyman, JJ.

Abuse Prevention.  Domestic Violence Record Keeping System.

Complaint for protection from abuse filed in the Norfolk Division of the Probate and Family Court Department on July 8, 2011.

A motion to expunge the record, filed on March 5, 2015, was heard by George F. Phelan, J., and questions of law were reported by him.

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - September 23, 2016 at 4:20 pm

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Esteraz, petitioner

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15-P-660                                        Appeals Court

JUSTO ESTERAZ, petitioner.

No. 15-P-660.

Suffolk.     June 14, 2016. – September 22, 2016.

Present:  Trainor, Vuono, & Blake, JJ.

Sex Offender.  Evidence, Sex offender, Expert opinion, Scientific test.  Practice, Civil, Sex offender, Waiver, Assistance of counsel.  Waiver.

Petition filed in the Superior Court Department on December 2, 2010.

The case was tried before Merita A. Hopkins, J.

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Commonwealth v. Rodriguez (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-132-16)

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15-P-131                                        Appeals Court

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  CARLOS RODRIGUEZ.

No. 15-P-131.

Hampden.     March 18, 2016. – September 22, 2016.

Present:  Milkey, Agnes, & Maldonado, JJ.

Assault and BatteryEvidence, Spontaneous utterance, Hearsay, Unavailable witness.  Constitutional Law, Confrontation of witnesses.  Practice, Criminal, Hearsay, Confrontation of witnesses.  Witness, Unavailability.

Complaint received and sworn to in the Springfield Division of the District Court Department on March 7, 2014.

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - September 22, 2016 at 3:17 pm

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Commonwealth v. Lenk (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-152-16)

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SJC-11957

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  DAISY OBI.

Middlesex.     January 8, 2016. – September 21, 2016.

Present:  Gants, C.J., Spina, Cordy, Botsford, Duffly, Lenk, & Hines, JJ.[1]

Constitutional Law, Sentence.  Practice, Criminal, Sentence, Probation, Challenge to jurors, Jury and jurors, Conduct of judge, Disqualification of judge.  Jury and Jurors.  Judge.

Complaint received and sworn to in the Somerville Division of the District Court Department on August 28, 2012.

The case was tried before Paul M. Yee, Jr., J., and a motion for resentencing was heard by him.

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - September 21, 2016 at 5:50 pm

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