Faulk, et al. v. CVS Caremark Corporation, et al. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-175-14)

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NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.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-11650   CAROLYN O. FAULK & another[1]  vs.  CVS CAREMARK CORPORATION & others.[2] October 24, 2014.     Supreme Judicial Court, Superintendence of inferior courts.       The petitioners, Carolyn O. Faulk and Stanley D. Howard, appeal from a judgment of a single justice of this court denying their petition pursuant to G. L. c. 211, § 3.  We affirm.   The petitioners commenced an action in the Superior Court against Faulk’s former employer, respondent CVS Caremark Corporation, and two of her former read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - October 24, 2014 at 3:05 pm

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Thou v. Russo (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-134-14)

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NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.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   13-P-1610                                       Appeals Court   MONYRETH THOU, administrator,[1]  vs.  JOSEPH RUSSO. No. 13-P-1610. Middlesex.     June 3, 2014. – October 23, 2014.   Present:  Cypher, Brown, & Agnes, JJ. Medical Malpractice, Tribunal, Bond, Standard of care. Negligence, Medical malpractice, Doctor.  Doctor.       Civil action commenced in the Superior Court Department on April 17, 2012.   A motion to dismiss was heard by Maureen B. Hogan, J.     John N. Lewis for the plaintiff. Gisela M. DaSilva for the defendant.      CYPHER, J.  The plaintiff, read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - October 23, 2014 at 9:14 pm

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Town of Athol v. Professional Firefighters of Athol, Local 1751, I.A.F.F. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-174-14)

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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   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-11640   TOWN OF ATHOL  vs.  PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS OF ATHOL, LOCAL 1751, I.A.F.F. October 23, 2014 Fire Fighter, Municipality’s read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - October 23, 2014 at 5:38 pm

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Pelullo v. Croft, et al. (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-133-14)

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-28                                         Appeals Court    ANTHONY PELULLO, trustee,[1]  vs.  PAUL R. CROFT & another.[2] No. 13-P-28.     October 22, 2014. Zoning, Board of appeals:  decision, Building inspector, Issuance of permit, Judicial review, Lot.  Practice, Civil, Zoning appeal, Summary judgment.  Words, “Lot depth.”      The sole issue before us is the correct interpretation of a provision of the town of Natick’s (Natick) zoning by-law which requires a minimum lot read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - October 22, 2014 at 4:37 pm

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Commonwealth v. LaChance (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-173-14)

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   SJC-11494 COMMONWEALTH  vs.  EDMUND D. LaCHANCE, JR. Middlesex.     April 7, 2014. – October 21, 2014.   Present:  Spina, Cordy, Botsford, Gants, Duffly, & Lenk, JJ. Constitutional Law, Public trial, Jury, Waiver of constitutional rights, Assistance of counsel.  Practice, Criminal, Public trial, Empanelment of jury, Waiver, Assistance of counsel.  Jury and Jurors.  Waiver.       Indictments found and returned in the Superior Court Department on December 16, 1999.   Following review by the Appeals Court, 58 Mass. 1111 (2003), a motion for a new trial was considered by Raymond J. Brassard, J.   The Supreme read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - October 21, 2014 at 3:32 pm

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Commonwealth v. Evans (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-172-14)

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   SJC-10873 COMMONWEALTH  vs.  THOMAS EVANS. Middlesex.     November 8, 2013. – October 20, 2014. Present:  Ireland, C.J., Spina, Cordy, Duffly, & Lenk, JJ.1   Homicide.  Robbery.  Felony-Murder Rule.  Malice.  Practice, Criminal, Capital case, Required finding, Argument by prosecutor.  Evidence, Consciousness of guilt, Expert opinion.  Witness, Expert.  Deoxyribonucleic Acid.     Indictments found and returned in the Superior Court Department on October 15, 2007.   The cases were tried before Raymond J. Brassard, J.     Leslie W. O’Brien for the defendant. Fawn D. Balliro Andersen, Assistant District Attorney (John C. Verner, Assistant District Attorney, with her) for the Commonwealth.     DUFFLY, J.  The defendant was indicted for the read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - October 20, 2014 at 2:30 pm

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Barron Chiropractic & Rehabilitation, P.C. v. Norfolk & Dedham Group (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-171-14)

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   SJC-11561   BARRON CHIROPRACTIC & REHABILITATION, P.C.  vs.  NORFOLK & DEDHAM GROUP. Norfolk.     May 5, 2014. – October 15, 2014.   Present:  Ireland, C.J., Spina, Cordy, Botsford, Gants, Duffly, & Lenk, JJ.[1]     Insurance, Motor vehicle personal injury protection benefits, Unfair act or practice.  Contract, Insurance.  Practice, Civil, Summary judgment, Attorney’s fees.  Consumer Protection Act, Insurance.       Civil action commenced in the Dedham Division of the District Court Department on November 25, 2009.   The case was heard by James J. McGovern, J., on a read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - October 15, 2014 at 8:00 pm

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Auto Flat Car Crushers, Inc. v. Hanover Insurance Company (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-170-14)

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   SJC-11477   AUTO FLAT CAR CRUSHERS, INC.  vs.  HANOVER INSURANCE COMPANY.       Norfolk.     May 5, 2014. – October 15, 2014.   Present:  Ireland, C.J., Spina, Botsford, Gants, Duffly, & Lenk, JJ.[1]     Insurance, Insurer’s obligation to defend, Coverage.  Consumer Protection Act, Insurance, Availability of remedy, Damages, Unfair or deceptive act.  Contract, Insurance, Performance and breach, Damages, Indemnity.  Damages, Consumer protection case, Breach of contract.  Indemnity.  Declaratory Relief.  Environment, Environmental cleanup costs.     Civil action commenced in the Superior read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - October 15, 2014 at 4:32 pm

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Commonwealth v. Vincent (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-169-14)

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   SJC-11177 COMMONWEALTH  vs.  DAVID W. VINCENT, THIRD.       Berkshire.     April 11, 2014. – October 14, 2014.   Present:  Ireland, C.J., Spina, Gants, Duffly, & Lenk, JJ.[1]     Homicide.  Practice, Criminal, Motion to suppress, Admissions and confessions, Voluntariness of statement, Assistance of counsel, Arraignment, Delay in commencement of prosecution, Waiver, Capital case.  Evidence, Admissions and confessions, Voluntariness of statement.  Constitutional Law, Admissions and confessions, Voluntariness of statement, Assistance of counsel, Waiver of constitutional rights, Delay in commencement of prosecution.  Due Process of Law, Assistance of counsel, Delay in commencement of prosecution.     read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - October 14, 2014 at 6:57 pm

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Commonwealth v. Vincent (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-169-14)

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   SJC-11177 COMMONWEALTH  vs.  DAVID W. VINCENT, THIRD.       Berkshire.     April 11, 2014. – October 14, 2014.   Present:  Ireland, C.J., Spina, Gants, Duffly, & Lenk, JJ.[1]     Homicide.  Practice, Criminal, Motion to suppress, Admissions and confessions, Voluntariness of statement, Assistance of counsel, Arraignment, Delay in commencement of prosecution, Waiver, Capital case.  Evidence, Admissions and confessions, Voluntariness of statement.  Constitutional Law, Admissions and confessions, Voluntariness of statement, Assistance of counsel, Waiver of constitutional rights, Delay in commencement of prosecution.  Due Process of Law, Assistance of counsel, Delay in commencement of prosecution.     read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - October 14, 2014 at 3:23 pm

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