Tirado v. Board of Appeal on Motor Vehicle Liability Policies and Bonds (and two companion cases) (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-130-15)

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NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.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-11818   ALFREDO TIRADO  vs.  BOARD OF APPEAL ON MOTOR VEHICLE LIABILITY POLICIES AND BONDS (and two consolidated cases[1]). Norfolk.  Worcester.  Suffolk.     May 5, 2015. – July 28, 2015.   Present:  Gants, C.J., Spina, Cordy, Botsford, Duffly, Lenk, & Hines, JJ.     Board of Appeal on Motor Vehicle Liability Policies and Bonds.  Motor Vehicle, License to operate.  License.  Registrar of Motor Vehicles, Revocation of license to operate.  Carrier, License.  Practice, Criminal, Conviction, Admission to sufficient facts to warrant read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - July 28, 2015 at 6:11 pm

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Commonwealth v. Lessieur (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-129-15)

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NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.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-10784   COMMONWEALTH  vs.  SHAWN LESSIEUR.       Middlesex.     April 10, 2015. – July 27, 2015.   Present:  Gants, C.J., Botsford, Duffly, Lenk, & Hines, JJ.     Homicide.  Evidence, Prior consistent statement, Impeachment of credibility, Corroborative evidence, Exculpatory.  Witness, Impeachment, Corroboration.  Practice, Criminal, Capital case, Assistance of counsel, Argument by prosecutor.       Indictments found and returned in the Superior Court Department on May 8, 2008.   The cases were tried before S. Jane Haggerty, J., and a motion read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - July 27, 2015 at 5:08 pm

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Commonwealth v. Brewer (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-128-15)

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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-11819   COMMONWEALTH  vs.  ANDRE R. BREWER.       Plymouth.     April 6, 2015. – July 24, 2015.   Present:  Gants, C.J., Spina, Cordy, Botsford, Duffly, Lenk, & Hines, JJ.     Homicide.  Firearms.  Witness, Immunity, Self-incrimination. Constitutional Law, Privileges and immunities, Self-incrimination, Fair trial.  Due Process of Law, Fair trial.  Fair Trial.  Practice, Criminal, Immunity from prosecution, Fair trial, Argument by prosecutor.       Indictments found and returned in the Superior Court Department on June 3, 2011.   read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - July 24, 2015 at 5:35 pm

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Commonwealth v. Melo (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-127-15)

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-11513   COMMONWEALTH  vs.  NELSON MELO. Bristol.     February 6, 2015. – July 23, 2015.   Present:  Gants, C.J., Spina, Cordy, Botsford, & Hines, JJ.     Homicide.  Felony-Murder Rule.  Evidence, Admissions and confessions, Voluntariness of statement.  Practice, Criminal, Capital case, Admissions and confessions, Voluntariness of statement, Assistance of counsel, Waiver.  Constitutional Law, Admissions and confessions, Waiver of constitutional rights, Arrest, Probable cause, Assistance of counsel.  Arrest.  Telephone.  Search and Seizure, Arrest, Probable cause, Fruits of illegal arrest.  Probable Cause. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - July 23, 2015 at 4:32 pm

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Cantell, et al. v. Commissioner of Correction, et al. (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-078-15)

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-1858                                       Appeals Court   ROBERT CANTELL & others[1]  vs.  COMMISSIONER OF CORRECTION & others.[2] No. 13-P-1858. Suffolk.     December 12, 2014. – July 22, 2015.   Present:  Rubin, Milkey, & Carhart, JJ. Moot Question.  Practice, Civil, Moot case, Dismissal of appeal, Class action.  Commissioner of Correction.  Administrative Law, Regulations.  Imprisonment,  Segregated confinement.  Due Process of Law, Prison classification proceedings.       Civil action commenced in the Superior read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - July 23, 2015 at 2:13 am

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Commonwealth v. Lima (Lawyer Weekly No. 11-077-15)

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-1746                                       Appeals Court   COMMONWEALTH  vs.  VIRGEN MILLIE LIMA. No. 13-P-1746. Suffolk.     November 13, 2014. – July 22, 2015.   Present:  Cypher, Fecteau, & Massing, JJ. Motor Vehicle, Insurance.  Insurance, Motor vehicle insurance, Defrauding insurer.  Fraud.  Larceny.  False Pretenses.  Practice, Criminal, Required finding.       Indictments found and returned in the Superior Court Department on March 11, 2010.   The cases were tried read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - July 22, 2015 at 10:40 pm

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Neuwirth, et al. v. Neuwirth (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-076-15)

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   14-P-900                                        Appeals Court   LAURISA C. NEUWIRTH & another[1]  vs.  DONALD NEUWIRTH. No. 14-P-900. Middlesex.     April 9, 2015. – July 22, 2015.   Present:  Grainger, Rubin, & Blake, JJ. Attorney at Law, Lien.  Lien.  Judgment.  Jurisdiction, Superior Court.  Superior Court, Jurisdiction.       Complaint for divorce filed in the Middlesex Division of the Probate and Family Court Department on May 5, 2009.   A motion to read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - July 22, 2015 at 7:06 pm

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Commonwealth v. Traylor (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-126-15)

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-11788   COMMONWEALTH  vs.  MATTHEW TRAYLOR.       Suffolk.     February 3, 2015. – July 22, 2015.   Present:  Gants, C.J., Spina, Cordy, Botsford, Duffly, & Lenk, JJ.     Child Abuse.  Assault and Battery.  Reckless Endangerment of a Child.  Constitutional Law, Double jeopardy.  Practice, Criminal, Double jeopardy.       Indictments found and returned in the Superior Court Department on September 12, 2008.   The cases were tried before Elizabeth M. Fahey, J., and a motion to stay read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - July 22, 2015 at 3:30 pm

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Commonwealth v. Carney (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-125-15)

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-11092   COMMONWEALTH  vs.  AARON CARNEY.       Bristol.     May 5, 2015. – July 20, 2015.   Present:  Gants, C.J., Spina, Cordy, Botsford, Duffly, Lenk, & Hines, JJ.     Homicide.  Evidence, Photograph, Relevancy and materiality, Firearm.  Practice, Criminal, Capital case, Argument by prosecutor.       Indictment found and returned in the Superior Court Department on December 11, 2009.   The case was tried before Robert J. Kane, J.     Alan Jay Black for the defendant. Tara read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - July 21, 2015 at 12:08 am

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Rodriguez v. City of Somerville (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-124-15)

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-11767   EDGAR RODRIGUEZ[1]  vs.  CITY OF SOMERVILLE. July 20, 2015. Massachusetts Tort Claims Act.  Moot Question.  Practice, Civil, Moot case, Presentment of claim under Massachusetts Tort Claims Act, Interlocutory appeal.  Governmental Immunity.  Municipal Corporations, Governmental immunity, Liability for tort.  Notice, Claim under Massachusetts Tort Claims Act.      After the plaintiff, Edgar Rodriguez acting on behalf of his minor son Rodrigo, commenced this negligence action against the city of Somerville (city), the city read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - July 20, 2015 at 8:34 pm

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