Commonwealth v. Melucci (and six companion cases) (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-124-15)

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NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.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   14-P-1116                                       Appeals Court   COMMONWEALTH  vs.  MICHAEL J. MELUCCI (and six companion cases[1]). No. 14-P-1116. Bristol.     June 2, 2015. – August 31, 2015.   Present:  Cypher, Vuono, & Grainger, JJ. Practice, Criminal, Dismissal, Continuance.   Complaints received and sworn to in the Taunton Division of the District Court Department on April 29, 2013.   The complaints were ordered dismissed by Gregory L. Phillips, J.     Yul-mi Cho, read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - August 31, 2015 at 5:57 pm

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Commonwealth v. Davis (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-123-15)

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NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.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-953                                        Appeals Court   COMMONWEALTH  vs.  CLOVICEL DAVIS. No. 13-P-953. Essex.     January 13, 2015. – August 28, 2015.   Present:  Trainor, Vuono, & Hanlon, JJ. Constitutional Law, Double jeopardy.  Practice, Criminal, Double jeopardy, Duplicative convictions, Instructions to jury, Argument by prosecutor.  Robbery.  Identification.     Indictments found and returned in the Superior Court Department on October 7, 2009.   The cases were tried before Timothy read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - August 28, 2015 at 9:56 pm

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Commonwealth v. Bior (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-122-15)

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NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.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   14-P-395                                        Appeals Court   COMMONWEALTH  vs.  AKUR BIOR. No. 14-P-395. Middlesex.     June 8, 2015. – August 28, 2015.   Present:  Kafker, C.J., Rubin, & Milkey, JJ.   Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon.  Evidence, Credibility of witness.  Dangerous Weapon.  Words, “Dangerous weapon.”     Complaint received and sworn to in the Malden Division of the District Court Department on September 30, 2011.   The case was tried before Dominic J. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - August 28, 2015 at 6:22 pm

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Doe, et al. v. City of Lynn (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-147-15)

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-11822   JOHN DOE[1] & others[2]  vs.  CITY OF LYNN.       Essex.     April 9, 2015. – August 28, 2015.   Present:  Gants, C.J., Spina, Cordy, Botsford, Duffly, Lenk, & Hines, JJ.     Sex Offender.  Municipal Corporations, By-laws and ordinances, Home rule.  Constitutional Law, Home Rule Amendment.       Civil action commenced in the Superior Court Department on April 12, 2012.   The case was heard by Timothy Q. Feeley, J., on a motion for partial summary judgment, and entry of final judgment was ordered by him.   The Supreme Judicial Court read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - August 28, 2015 at 2:47 pm

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Pfannenstiehl v. Pfannenstiehl (Lawyers Weekly No. 1-121-15)

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-906                                   Appeals Court 13-P-686 13-P-1385   CURT F. PFANNENSTIEHL vs.  DIANE L. PFANNENSTIEHL (and two consolidated cases[1]). Nos. 13-P-906, 13-P-686, & 13-P-1385. Norfolk.     February 11, 2014. – August 27, 2015.   Present:  Kafker, C.J., Cypher, Kantrowitz, Berry, & Fecteau, JJ.[2]     Divorce and Separation, Division of property, Findings, Attorney’s fees.  Trust, Spendthrift provision.  Contempt.  Practice, Civil, Findings by judge, Contempt, Stay of proceedings.       Complaint for divorce filed in the Norfolk Division of the Probate and Family Court Department on September 22, 2010.   The case was heard by Angela M. Ordoñez, J.; a complaint for contempt, filed on January 24, read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - August 28, 2015 at 12:28 am

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Commonwealth v. Freeman, et al. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-146-15)

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-11745   COMMONWEALTH  vs.  BRIAN FREEMAN & another.[1]       Suffolk.     February 4, 2015. – August 27, 2015.   Present:  Gants, C.J., Spina, Cordy, Botsford, Duffly, Lenk, & Hines, JJ.     Jurisdiction, Superior Court, Juvenile Court.  Superior Court, Jurisdiction.  Juvenile Court, Jurisdiction.  Constitutional Law, Equal protection of laws.  Statute, Retroactive application.       Indictments found and returned in the Superior Court Department on September 10, 2013.   Questions of law were reported by Carol S. Ball, J.   The read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - August 27, 2015 at 8:53 pm

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Commonwealth v. Bruneau (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-145-15)

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-11820   COMMONWEALTH  vs.  PETER BRUNEAU.       Hampden.     April 7, 2015. – August 27, 2015.   Present:  Gants, C.J., Spina, Cordy, Botsford, Duffly, Lenk, & Hines, JJ.     Homicide.  Mental Impairment.  Practice, Criminal, Appeal, Judgment.       Indictment found and returned in the Superior Court Department on October 1, 2008.   The case was heard by Richard J. Carey, J.   The Supreme Judicial Court granted an application for direct appellate review.     Rebecca A. Jacobstein, Committee for Public read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - August 27, 2015 at 5:18 pm

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Commonwealth v. Aldrich (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-120-15)

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-787                                        Appeals Court   COMMONWEALTH  vs.  ROBERT ALDRICH (NO. 1). No. 12-P-787. Middlesex.     March 4, 2015. – August 26, 2015.   Present:  Cohen, Hanlon, & Sullivan, JJ. Larceny.  Attempt.  Practice, Criminal, Duplicative convictions.       Indictments found and returned in the Superior Court Department on February 7, 2008.   The cases were tried before Christopher J. Muse, J., and a motion for a new trial was considered by him.     Robert read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - August 26, 2015 at 4:19 pm

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Doe No. 3839 v. Sex Offender Registry Board (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-144-15)

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-11604   JOHN DOE, SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY BOARD NO. 3839  vs.  SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY BOARD.       Plymouth.     September 3, 2014. – August 21, 2015.   Present:  Gants, C.J., Spina, Cordy, Botsford, Duffly, & Lenk, JJ.     Sex Offender.  Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification Act.  Delinquent Child.  Constitutional Law, Sex offender.  Due Process of Law, Sex offender, Retroactive application of statute.  Statute, Retroactive application.  Practice, Civil, Sex offender.  Administrative Law, Findings.       Civil action commenced in the read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - August 22, 2015 at 1:26 am

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Doe No. 7083 v. Sex Offender Registry Board (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-143-15)

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-11806   JOHN DOE, SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY BOARD NO. 7083  vs.  SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY BOARD.       Plymouth.     March 5, 2015. – August 21, 2015.   Present:  Gants, C.J., Spina, Cordy, Botsford, Duffly, Lenk, & Hines, JJ.     Sex Offender.  Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification Act.  Constitutional Law, Sex offender.  Due Process of Law, Sex offender.  Practice, Civil, Sex offender.       Civil action commenced in the Superior Court Department on April 2, 2012.   The case was heard by Paul E. Troy, J., on a motion for judgment on the pleadings.   After review by the read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - August 21, 2015 at 9:47 pm

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