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NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.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NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.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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Allen v. Allen (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-115-14)

NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.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-605                                        Appeals Court   DEBORAH A. ALLEN[1]  vs.  HAROLD J. ALLEN, JR. No. 13-P-605. Suffolk.     February 12, 2014.  -  September 16, 2014.   Present:  Trainor, Katzmann, & Hanlon, JJ. Deed, Acknowledgement.  Real Property, Deed, Conveyance, Record title.  Notice.  Practice, Civil, Failure to make objection, Motion to amend.       Civil action commenced in the Land Court Department on January 19, 2010.   A motion to amend a counterclaim was heard by Gordon H. Piper, J., the case was tried before him, and a motion read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - September 16, 2014 at 2:46 pm

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Massachusetts State Automobile Dealers Association, Inc., et al. v. Tesla Motors MA, Inc., et al. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-163-14)

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-11545   MASSACHUSETTS STATE AUTOMOBILE DEALERS ASSOCIATION, INC., & others[1]  vs.  TESLA MOTORS MA, INC., & another.[2] Norfolk.     May 6, 2014. – September 15, 2014.   Present:  Spina, Cordy, Botsford, Gants, Duffly, & Lenk, JJ.     Motor Vehicle, Dealer.  Consumer Protection Act, Motor vehicle franchise, Standing.  Practice, Civil, Standing.       Civil action commenced in the Superior Court Department on October 16, 2012.   A motion to dismiss was heard by Kenneth J. Fishman, J.   The Supreme Judicial Court on its own initiative transferred the read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - September 16, 2014 at 12:27 am

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Bower v. Bournay-Bower (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-162-14)

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-11478   WILLIAM J. BOWER  vs.  MICHELLE A. BOURNAY-BOWER. Norfolk.     May 8, 2014. – September 15, 2014.   Present:  Spina, Cordy, Botsford, Gants, Duffly, & Lenk, JJ.     Divorce and Separation, Parent coordinator.  Constitutional Law, Judicial review, Delegation of powers.  Due Process of Law, Right to hearing, Delay in rendering decision.       Complaint for divorce filed in the Norfolk Division of the Probate and Family Court Department on March 25, 2009.   A complaint for contempt, filed on October 13, 2011, was heard by Christina L. Harms, J., and read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - September 15, 2014 at 8:52 pm

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Minkina v. Frankl, et al. (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-114-14)

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-1480                                       Appeals Court   NATALY MINKINA  vs.  LAURIE A. FRANKL & others.[1] No. 13-P-1480. Suffolk.     May 12, 2014. – September 15, 2014.   Present:  Cypher, Kafker, & Hanlon, JJ.   Attorney at Law, Malpractice, Withdrawal.  Anti-Discrimination Law, Arbitration, Employment.  Arbitration.  Practice, Civil, Notice of appeal, Amendment of complaint, Costs.       Civil action commenced in the Superior Court Department on May 11, 2009.   A motion to strike expert read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - September 15, 2014 at 5:17 pm

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Commonwealth v. Holmes (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-161-14)

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-11557   COMMONWEALTH  vs.  MARLON HOLMES.     September 12, 2014   Imprisonment, Credit for time served.  Practice, Criminal, Sentence.     This case is before the court for further appellate review.  The Appeals Court, in a divided opinion, held that the defendant must be credited for time served on a sentence for a vacated conviction against sentences that he was serving on later convictions.  Commonwealth v. Holmes, 83 Mass. App. Ct. 737 (2013).  The Commonwealth argues that the defendant is not entitled to credit for time served on read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - September 12, 2014 at 9:22 pm

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Commonwealth v. Wall (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-160-14)

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-09850   COMMONWEALTH  vs.  GREGORY A. WALL.     Norfolk.     May 9, 2014. – September 11, 2014.   Present:  Ireland, C.J., Spina, Cordy, Gants, Duffly, JJ.[1]     Homicide.  Intoxication.  Malice.  Evidence, Intoxication, Telephone conversation, Relevancy and materiality, Inflammatory evidence, State of mind, Impeachment of credibility, Medical record.  Witness, Impeachment.  Practice, Criminal, Capital case, State of mind, Assistance of counsel, Instructions to jury, Objections to jury instructions.  Constitutional Law, Public trial.       Indictment found and returned in the Superior Court Department on May read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - September 11, 2014 at 11:52 pm

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Superintendent-Director of Assabet Valley Regional Vocational School District v. Speicher (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-159-14)

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-11563   SUPERINTENDENT-DIRECTOR OF ASSABET VALLEY REGIONAL VOCATIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT  vs.  ANN MARIE SPEICHER. Suffolk.     May 5, 2014. – September 11, 2014.   Present:  Spina, Cordy, Botsford, Gants, Duffly, & Lenk, JJ. Arbitration, Authority of arbitrator, Judicial review, Award, School committee.  Education Reform Act.  Statute, Construction.  School and School Committee, Arbitration, Suspension from employment.  Public Employment, Suspension.       Civil action commenced in the Superior Court read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - September 11, 2014 at 8:16 pm

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Commonwealth v. Quinn (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-158-14)

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-11554 COMMONWEALTH  vs. KEVIN QUINN. Essex.     May 6, 2014. – September 11, 2014. Present:  Spina, Cordy, Botsford, Gants, Duffly, & Lenk, JJ.     Rape.  Practice, Criminal, Cross-examination by prosecutor.  Evidence, Cross-examination, Expert opinion, Communication with social worker, Relevancy and materiality.  Rape-Shield Statute.  Witness, Expert.       Indictments found and returned in the Superior Court Department on August 29, 2007.   The cases were tried before Leila R. Kern, J.   After review by the Appeals Court, the Supreme Judicial Court granted leave read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - September 11, 2014 at 4:42 pm

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