Commonwealth v. Wright (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-146-14)

  NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.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-11501   COMMONWEALTH  vs.  EDWARD G. WRIGHT.     Hampden.     April 10, 2014. – August 20, 2014.   Present:  Ireland, C.J., Spina, Cordy, Botsford, Gants, Duffly, & Lenk, JJ.[1] Homicide.  Practice, Criminal, New trial, Hearsay, Capital case.  Evidence, Third-party culprit, Exculpatory, Opinion, Hearsay, Motive, Relevancy and materiality.       Indictment found and returned in the Superior Court Department on June 7, 1984.   Following review by this court, 411 Mass. 678 (1992), a motion for a new trial, filed on April 24, 2012, was considered by C. Jeffrey Kinder, J., and motions for reconsideration were considered by him.   A request for leave to appeal was allowed by Botsford, J., in the Supreme Judicial Court for the county of Suffolk.     Richard J. Fallon (Matthew A. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - August 20, 2014 at 6:45 pm

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Nautical Tours, Inc. v. Department of Public Utilities (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-147-14)

NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.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-11455   NAUTICAL TOURS, INC.  vs.  DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC UTILITIES. August 20, 2014.   Department of Public Utilities.  License.  Public Utilities, Sight-seeing vehicle.  Carrier, Sight-seeing vehicle.  Motor Vehicle, Sight-seeing vehicle.     Nautical Tours, Inc. (Nautical Tours), appeals from a judgment of a single justice of this court affirming a decision of the Department of Public Utilities (department) that it did not have jurisdiction to issue the type of license needed by Nautical Tours to operate its business in the city of Boston.  Nautical Tours seeks to operate read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - August 20, 2014 at 3:11 pm

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Barrow v. Dartmouth House Nursing Home, Inc., et al. (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-095-14)

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-1375                                       Appeals Court   SCOTT R. BARROW, executor,[1]  vs.  DARTMOUTH HOUSE NURSING HOME, INC.,[2] & others.[3] No. 13-P-1375. Essex.     April 8, 2014.  -  August 18, 2014. Present:  Kafker, Brown, & Sikora, JJ. Nursing Home.  Arbitration, Parties, Stay of judicial proceedings, Confirmation of award.  Contract, Arbitration, Parties, Validity, Third party beneficiary.  Agency, Scope of authority or employment.  Health Care Proxy.  Estoppel.  Practice, Civil, Stay read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - August 19, 2014 at 9:20 pm

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Commonwealth v. Gonzalez (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-144-14)

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-11428 COMMONWEALTH  vs.  MARIO GONZALEZ.       Suffolk.     April 11, 2014. – August 19, 2014.   Present:  Ireland, C.J., Spina, Gants, Duffly, & Lenk, JJ.[1]   Homicide.  Evidence, Admissions and confessions, Voluntariness of statement, Dying declaration, Prior misconduct, Intoxication, Intent.  Practice, Criminal, Capital case, Admissions and confessions, Voluntariness of statement, Instructions to jury.  Intoxication.  Mental Impairment.  Intent.     Indictment found and returned in the Superior Court Department on March 19, 2009.   A pretrial motion to suppress evidence was heard by Charles J. Hely, J., and the case was tried before Geraldine S. Hines, J.     David Keighley for the read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - August 19, 2014 at 5:43 pm

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Commonwealth v. Vacher (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-145-14)

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-11220   COMMONWEALTH  vs.  ROBERT B. VACHER.       Barnstable.     April 11, 2014.  -  August 19, 2014.   Present:  Ireland, C.J., Spina, Gants, Duffly, & Lenk, JJ. [1] Homicide.  Constitutional Law, Admissions and confessions, Search and seizure, Voluntariness of statement, Probable cause.  Search and Seizure, Standing to object, Probable cause.  Evidence, Identification, Opinion, Photograph, Immunized witness.  Identification.  Practice, Criminal, Admissions and confessions, Agreement between prosecutor and witness, Capital case, Instructions to jury, Motion to suppress, Standing, Voluntariness of statement.  Joint Enterprise.  Witness, Immunity.       Indictments found and returned in the Superior Court read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - August 19, 2014 at 2:09 pm

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Lowell v. Talcott, et al. v. Hunnewell, et al. (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-096-14)

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-1053                                  Appeals Court   WILLIAM A. LOWELL, trustee,[1]  vs.  MARIA OAKES TALCOTT & others;[2] ARNOLD W. HUNNEWELL, JR., & another,[3] third-party defendants. No. 13-P-1053. Norfolk.     April 10, 2014.  -  August 18, 2014.   Present:  Graham, Wolohojian, & Milkey, JJ.   Trust, Beneficiary.  Devise and Legacy, Issue.  Legitimacy.  Paternity.  Probate Court, Interpretation of trust instrument, Attorney’s fees.  Practice, Civil, Attorney’s fees.  Words, read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - August 19, 2014 at 10:36 am

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Zimmerling v. Affinity Financial Corporatiopn, et al. (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-097-14)

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-1439                                       Appeals Court   WILLIAM ZIMMERLING  vs.  AFFINITY FINANCIAL CORPORATION, & others.[1] No. 13-P-1439. Middlesex.     April 8, 2014.  -  August 18, 2014.   Present:  Berry, Katzmann, & Sullivan, JJ. Practice, Civil, Action to reach and apply.  Escrow.  Uniform Commercial Code, Security interest, Secured creditor.  Words, “Transferee,” “Interest in property.”       Civil action commenced in the Superior Court Department on November 24, 2010.   The read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - August 19, 2014 at 6:59 am

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Commonwealth v. Torres (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-140-14)

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-10849   COMMONWEALTH  vs.  JOSE TORRES.       Suffolk.     April 11, 2014. – August 18, 2014.   Present: Ireland, C.J., Spina, Gants, Duffly, & Lenk, JJ.[1] Homicide.  Practice, Criminal, Capital case, New trial, Assistance of counsel, Argument by counsel, Instructions to jury.  Evidence, Opinion, Expert opinion.  Witness, Expert.     Indictment found and returned in the Superior Court Department on June 26, 2008.   The case was tried before Elizabeth M. Fahey, J., and a motion for a new trial, read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - August 19, 2014 at 3:24 am

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Figgs v. Boston Housing Authority (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-141-14)

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-11532 TRENEA FIGGS  vs.  BOSTON HOUSING AUTHORITY.       Suffolk.     April 8, 2014. – August 18, 2014.   Present:  Ireland, C.J., Spina, Cordy, Botsford, Gants, Duffly, & Lenk, JJ.[1] Boston Housing Authority.  Housing Authority.  Municipal Corporations, Housing authority.  Practice, Civil, Action in nature of certiorari.  Administrative Law, Hearing, Substantial evidence.  Evidence, Hearsay.     Civil action commenced in the Boston Division of the Housing Court Department on August 24, 2012.   The case was heard by Jeffrey M. Winik, J.   The Supreme Judicial Court on its own read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - August 18, 2014 at 11:50 pm

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City of Springfield v. Civil Service Commission, et al. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-142-14)

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-11540 CITY OF SPRINGFIELD  vs.  CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION & another.[1] Hampden.     April 8, 2014. – August 18, 2014.   Present:  Ireland, C.J., Spina, Cordy, Botsford, Gants, Duffly, & Lenk, JJ.[2] Civil Service, Provisional promotion, Termination of employment, Notice.  Labor, Civil service.  Employment, Termination.  Jurisdiction, Civil Service Commission.  Administrative Law, Evidence.  Notice, Termination of employment, Administrative hearing.  Waiver.     Civil action commenced in the Superior Court Department on July 29, 2010.   The case was heard by Bertha D. Josephson, J. on motions for read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - August 18, 2014 at 8:16 pm

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