Sebago, et al. v. Boston Cab Dispatch, Inc., et al. (and a consolidated case) (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-068-15)

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NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.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-11757   BERNARD SEBAGO & others[1]  vs.  BOSTON CAB DISPATCH, INC., & others[2] (and a consolidated case[3]). Suffolk.     January 8, 2015. – April 21, 2015.   Present:  Gants, C.J., Spina, Cordy, Botsford, Duffly, & Hines, JJ.     Taxicab.  Independent Contractor Act.  Massachusetts Wage Act.  Minimum Wage.  Tips.  Labor, Wages, Minimum wage, Overtime compensation.       Civil actions commenced in the Superior Court Department on March 6 and September 14, 2012.   After consolidation, the case was heard by Linda E. Giles, J., read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - April 21, 2015 at 4:05 pm

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Commonwealth v. Pacheco (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-039-15)

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NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.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   13-P-1821                                       Appeals Court   COMMONWEALTH  vs.  MICHAEL PACHECO. No. 13-P-1821. Bristol.     December 4, 2014. – April 17, 2015.   Present:  Cohen, Fecteau, & Massing, JJ.     Constitutional Law, Waiver of constitutional rights by juvenile, Admissions and confessions.  Practice, Criminal, Motion to suppress, Admissions and confessions, Waiver.  Waiver.       Complaint received and sworn to in the Bristol County Division of the Juvenile Court Department on read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - April 18, 2015 at 2:08 am

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Galenski v. Town of Erving, et al. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-067-15)

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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-11772   CHARLENE GALENSKI  vs.  TOWN OF ERVING & others.[1] Franklin.     January 6, 2015. – April 17, 2015.   Present:  Gants, C.J., Spina, Cordy, Botsford, Duffly, Lenk, Hines, JJ.     Public Employment, Retirement benefits.  School and School Committee, Retirement benefits, Group insurance.  Municipal Corporations, Group insurance, Allocation of insurance premiums.  Insurance, Group, Premiums.  Retirement.       Civil action commenced in the Superior Court Department on November 21, 2012.   The case was heard by John A. Agostini, J., on motions for summary judgment.   The read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - April 17, 2015 at 10:35 pm

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Renaud v. Commonwealth (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-066-15)

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-11762   RONALD RENAUD  vs.  COMMONWEALTH. Suffolk.     March 3, 2015. – April 17, 2015.   Present:  Gants, C.J., Spina, Cordy, Botsford, Duffly, Lenk, & Hines, JJ.     Erroneous Conviction.  Practice, Civil, Motion to dismiss.  Evidence, Identity.       Civil action commenced in the Superior Court Department on May 16, 2013.   A motion to dismiss was heard by Thomas A. Connors, J.   The Supreme Judicial Court on its own initiative transferred the case from the Appeals Court.     Jeffrey read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - April 17, 2015 at 6:58 pm

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Reckis, et al. v. Johnson & Johnson, et al. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-065-15)

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-11677   LISA RECKIS & another[1]  vs.  JOHNSON & JOHNSON & another.[2]       Plymouth.     December 1, 2014. – April 17, 2015.   Present:  Gants, C.J., Spina, Cordy, Botsford, Duffly, & Lenk, JJ.     Negligence, Pharmaceutical manufacturer, Defective product, Adequacy of warning, Causation, Causing loss of consortium.  Consortium.  Parent and Child, Consortium.  Federal Preemption.  Witness, Expert.  Evidence, Expert opinion, Qualification of expert witness.  Damages, Tort, Future damages, Future earning capacity, Conscious pain and suffering, Loss of consortium.       Civil action commenced in the Superior Court Department on January 12, 2007.   The case was tried before Christopher J. Muse, J., a motion for remittitur was heard by him, and motions for a new trial and for judgment notwithstanding the verdict were considered by him.   The Supreme read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - April 17, 2015 at 3:26 pm

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Commonwealth v. Jackson (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-064-15)

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-10398   COMMONWEALTH  vs.  MICHAEL JACKSON. Suffolk.     January 9, 2015. – April 16, 2015.   Present:  Gants, C.J., Spina, Cordy, Botsford, & Duffly, JJ.     Homicide.  Firearms.  Jury and Jurors.  Practice, Criminal, Instructions to jury, Empanelment of jury, Public trial, Failure to object, Waiver, Capital case.  Jury and Jurors.  Duress.  Constitutional Law, Jury, Public trial, Waiver of constitutional rights.  Waiver.       Indictments found and returned in the Superior Court Department on March 27, 2002.   The cases were tried before read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - April 16, 2015 at 5:57 pm

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Commonwealth v. Perez (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-038-15)

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-1378                                       Appeals Court   COMMONWEALTH  vs.  CARLOS MANUEL PEREZ. No. 12-P-1378. Middlesex.     December 8, 2014. – April 15, 2015.   Present:  Kafker, Grainger, & Agnes, JJ.     Controlled Substances.  Practice, Criminal, Required finding, Instructions to jury, Motion to suppress, Warrant, Affidavit, New trial.  Constitutional Law, Search and seizure.  Search and Seizure, Warrant, Affidavit, Probable cause.     Complaint received and sworn to in the Lowell Division of the District Court read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - April 16, 2015 at 3:38 am

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Commonwealth v. Foster (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-063-15)

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-11596   COMMONWEALTH  vs.  STEPHEN FOSTER. Bristol.     November 7, 2014. – April 15, 2015.   Present: Gants, C.J., Cordy, Duffly, Lenk, & Hines, JJ.     Homicide.  Robbery.  Felony-Murder Rule.  Probable Cause.  Search and Seizure, Probable cause, Warrant, Affidavit.  Practice, Criminal, Capital case, Motion to suppress, Warrant, Affidavit, Duplicative convictions.       Indictments found and returned in the Superior Court Department on December 11, 2009.   A pretrial motion to suppress evidence was heard by Renee P. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - April 16, 2015 at 12:03 am

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Deutsche Bank National Trust Company v. Fitchburg Capital, LLC, et al. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-062-15)

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-11756   DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, trustee,[1]  vs. FITCHBURG CAPITAL, LLC, & others.[2] Suffolk.     January 5, 2015. – April 15, 2015.   Present:  Gants, C.J., Spina, Cordy, Botsford, Duffly, Lenk, & Hines, JJ. Mortgage, Real estate, Discharge, Foreclosure, Dragnet clause.  Real Property, Mortgage.  Limitations, Statute of.  Practice, Civil, Summary judgment, Statute of limitations.  Statute, Retroactive application, Construction.  Due Process of Law, Retroactive application of statute, Statute of limitations.  Constitutional Law, Contract clause.   read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - April 15, 2015 at 4:53 pm

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Commonwealth v. Newson (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-061-15)

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-11471   COMMONWEALTH  vs.  ELBERT NEWSON. Suffolk.     December 5, 2014. – April 14, 2015.   Present:  Gants, C.J., Spina, Cordy, Duffly, & Lenk, JJ.     Homicide.  Firearms.  Joint Enterprise.  Constitutional Law, Voluntariness of statement, Waiver of constitutional rights, Fair trial.  Evidence, Voluntariness of statement.  Practice, Criminal, Capital case, Motion to suppress, Voluntariness of statement, Waiver, Instructions to jury.       Indictments found and returned in the Superior read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - April 14, 2015 at 3:51 pm

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