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

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NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.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-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)

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NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.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-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)

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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-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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Commonwealth v. LeClair, et al. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-168-14)

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-11469   COMMONWEALTH  vs.  JASON J. LECLAIR & another.1 Hampshire.     March 6, 2014. – October 10, 2014. Present:  Ireland, C.J., Spina, Cordy, Botsford, Gants, Duffly, & Lenk, JJ.2 Contempt.  Practice, Criminal, Contempt.  Constitutional Law, Self-incrimination.  Witness, Self-incrimination.       Complaint received and sworn to in the Northampton Division of the District Court Department on May 2, 2012.   An adjudication of contempt was made by W. Michael Goggins, J.   The Supreme Judicial Court on its own initiative transferred the case from the Appeals Court. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - October 10, 2014 at 6:22 pm

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Glovsky v. Roche Bros. Supermarkets, Inc. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-167-14)

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-11434   STEVEN M. GLOVSKY  vs.  ROCHE BROS. SUPERMARKETS, INC. Norfolk.     February 3, 2014. – October 10, 2014.   Present:  Ireland, C.J., Spina, Cordy, Botsford, Gants, Duffly, & Lenk, JJ.[1]     Massachusetts Civil Rights Act.  Elections, Ballot.  Constitutional Law, Elections.  Civil Rights, Coercion.  Practice, Civil, Election case, Civil rights, Motion to dismiss.       Civil action commenced in the Superior Court Department on April 2, 2012.   A motion to dismiss was heard by Renée P. Dupuis, J.   The Supreme Judicial Court granted an application for direct appellate review.     Steven M. Glovsky, pro se. Mark W. Batten for the defendant. John Pagliaro & Martin J. Newhouse, for New England read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - October 10, 2014 at 2:47 pm

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Rodman, et al. v. Commonwealth (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-132-14)

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   12-P-223                                        Appeals Court   DONALD E. RODMAN & others[1]  vs.  COMMONWEALTH.     No. 12-P-223. Norfolk.     April 9, 2014. – October 7, 2014.   Present:  Vuono, Meade, & Carhart, JJ.     Eminent Domain, Damages, Expert testimony.  Damages, Eminent domain.  Evidence, Expert opinion, Value.  Value.  Practice, Civil, Eminent domain proceeding.       Civil action commenced in the Superior Court Department on March 4, 2002.   The case was tried read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - October 7, 2014 at 3:15 pm

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Commonwealth v. Sayyid (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-130-14)

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 11-P-2150 Appeals Court COMMONWEALTH vs. ABDULLAH MUHAMMAD SAYYID.1 No. 11-P-2150. Worcester. March 7, 2014. – October 6, 2014. Present: Katzmann, Rubin, & Carhart, JJ. Due Process of Law, Probation revocation, Hearing. Practice, Criminal, Revocation of probation, Probation, Stipulation, Waiver. Intellectually Disabled Person. Mental Impairment. Waiver. Indictments found and returned in the Superior Court Department on July 30, 1999. A proceeding for revocation of probation was heard by Kathe M. Tuttman, J., and Peter W. Agnes, Jr., J., and read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - October 7, 2014 at 12:56 am

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