New England Survey Systems, Inc. v. Department of Industrial Accidents (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-076-16)

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NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.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   15-P-331                                        Appeals Court   NEW ENGLAND SURVEY SYSTEMS, INC.  vs.  DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENTS.     No. 15-P-331. Suffolk.     December 8, 2015. – June 30, 2016.   Present:  Grainger, Hanlon, & Agnes, JJ. Workers’ Compensation Act, Failure to obtain insurance, Cancellation of insurance.  Department of Industrial Accidents.  Statute, Construction.  Due Process of Law, Administrative hearing.  Administrative Law, Judicial review.       Civil action commenced in the Superior Court Department on April 26, 2013.   The case was heard by Frances A. McIntyre, J., on a motion for judgment on the pleadings.   read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - June 30, 2016 at 8:35 pm

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Plymouth Public Schools v. Education Association of Plymouth & Carver, et al. (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-077-16)

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NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.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   15-P-906                                        Appeals Court   PLYMOUTH PUBLIC SCHOOLS  vs.  EDUCATION ASSOCIATION OF PLYMOUTH & CARVER & another.[1] No. 15-P-906. Plymouth.     April 11, 2016. – June 30, 2016.   Present:  Cypher, Katzmann, & Massing, JJ.     School and School Committee, Professional teacher status, Maternity leave, Arbitration, Termination of employment.  Arbitration, Arbitrable question, School committee.  Public Employment, Paid leave, Termination.  Family & Medical Leave Act.       Civil action commenced in the read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - June 30, 2016 at 5:00 pm

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Bogertman, et al. v. Attorney General, et al. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-090-16)

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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-12063   TIMOTHY BOGERTMAN & others[1]  vs.  ATTORNEY GENERAL & another.[2] Suffolk.     May 2, 2016. – June 28, 2016.   Present:  Gants, C.J., Spina, Botsford, Duffly, Lenk, & Hines, JJ.     Initiative.  Constitutional Law, Initiative petition.  Attorney General.  Gaming.       Civil action commenced in the Supreme Judicial Court for the county of Suffolk on December 7, 2015.   The case was reported by Cordy, J.     Matthew S. Cameron for the plaintiffs. Elizabeth N. Dewar, Assistant State Solicitor, for the defendants. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - June 28, 2016 at 2:55 pm

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Commonwealth v. Tejeda (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-074-16)

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; SJCReportersjc.state.ma.us   15-P-1085                                       Appeals Court   COMMONWEALTH  vs.  JOSEFA TEJEDA. No. 15-P-1085. Suffolk.     April 14, 2016. – June 24, 2016.   Present:  Kafker, C.J., Kinder, & Neyman, JJ. Misleading a Police Officer.  Probable Cause.  Practice, Criminal, Dismissal, Complaint.  Words, “Trick,” “Scheme,” “Device.”     Complaint received and sworn to in the Roxbury Division of the Boston Municipal Court Department on October 8, 2014.   A motion to dismiss was read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - June 24, 2016 at 5:53 pm

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DeMarco v. DeMarco (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-075-16)

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   16-P-190                                        Appeals Court   KATHERINE DeMARCO  vs.  MICHAEL DeMARCO. No. 16-P-190. Suffolk.     April 5, 2016. – June 24, 2016.   Present:  Meade, Hanlon, & Blake, JJ. Divorce and Separation, Relief from judgment, Separation agreement.  Statute, Retroactive application.  Contract, Modification.     Complaint for divorce filed in the Suffolk Division of the Probate and Family Court Department on November 18, 2008.   A motion for relief from judgment and a complaint in equity, both filed on August 7, 2015, were heard by John D. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - June 24, 2016 at 2:19 pm

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Commonwealth v. Magadini (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-089-16)

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-11874   COMMONWEALTH  vs.  DAVID MAGADINI.       Berkshire.     December 7, 2015. – June 23, 2016.   Present:  Gants, C.J., Spina, Cordy, Botsford, Duffly, Lenk, & Hines, JJ.     Trespass.  Necessity.  Practice, Criminal, Request for jury instructions.  Evidence, Cross-examination, Relevancy and materiality, Bias of government witness.       Complaints received and sworn to in the Southern Berkshire Division of the District Court Department on April 8, April 9, and July 8, 2014.   The cases were tried before Fredric D. Rutberg, J.   The Supreme read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - June 23, 2016 at 4:52 pm

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Commonwealth v. Dirgo (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-088-16)

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-11992   COMMONWEALTH  vs.  AARON DIRGO.     June 21, 2016. Practice, Criminal, Argument by prosecutor.      After a jury trial, the defendant, Aaron Dirgo, was convicted of aggravated rape and abuse of a child (four counts), G. L. c. 265, § 23A, and indecent assault and battery on a child under fourteen years of age (two counts), G. L. c. 265, § 13B.  He appealed from the convictions and from the denial of his motion for a new trial.  He argued, among other things, that the prosecutor’s improper closing argument, to which he did read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - June 21, 2016 at 2:46 pm

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Commonwealth v. Teixeira-Furtado (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-087-16)

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-12010   COMMONWEALTH  vs.  EDDY G. TEIXEIRA-FURTADO. June 20, 2016.     Constitutional Law, Search and seizure.  Search and Seizure, Threshold police inquiry.  Threshold Police Inquiry.     The defendant, Eddy G. Teixeira-Furtado, was a passenger in a motor vehicle that was pursued and then stopped for traveling at a “speed greater than is reasonable.”  See G. L. c. 90, § 17.[1]  While the vehicle was still in motion, the defendant got out of the vehicle, looked uncertainly in the direction of the police officers, and read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - June 21, 2016 at 12:27 am

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Melrose Fish and Game Club, Inc. v. Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, LLC (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-073-16)

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-1762                                       Appeals Court   MELROSE FISH AND GAME CLUB, INC.  vs.  TENNESSEE GAS PIPELINE COMPANY, LLC. No. 14-P-1762. Middlesex.     November 17, 2015. – June 20, 2016.   Present:  Cypher, Trainor, & Rubin, JJ. Easement.  Real Property, Easement.  Estoppel.  Subdivision Control, Decision of planning board.  Practice, Civil, Injunctive relief.  Laches.       Civil action commenced in the Superior Court Department on April 23, 2013.   The case was heard by Kimberly S. Budd, J., on motions for summary judgment.     Brian J. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - June 20, 2016 at 8:52 pm

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Eisai, Inc., et al. v. Housing Appeals Committee, et al. (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-072-16)

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   15-P-680                                        Appeals Court   EISAI, INC., & others[1]  vs.  HOUSING APPEALS COMMITTEE & another.[2] No. 15-P-680. Suffolk.     March 8, 2016. – June 20, 2016.   Present:  Hanlon, Sullivan, & Massing, JJ. Housing.  Zoning, Housing appeals committee, Comprehensive permit, Person aggrieved.  Practice, Civil, Zoning appeal, Standing.     Civil action commenced in the Superior Court Department on March 11, 2014.   The case was heard by Edward P. Leibensperger, J., on motions for judgment on the pleadings.     Christopher Robertson (Jonathan D. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - June 20, 2016 at 5:17 pm

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