Massasoit Industrial Corporation v. Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, et al. (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-031-17)

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16-P-459                                        Appeals Court

MASSASOIT INDUSTRIAL CORPORATION  vs.  MASSACHUSETTS COMMISSION AGAINST DISCRIMINATION & another.[1]

No. 16-P-459.

Plymouth.     December 7, 2016. – March 23, 2017.

Present:  Cypher, Maldonado, & Blake, JJ.

Handicapped PersonsAnti-Discrimination Law, Handicap, Age, Employment, Termination of employment.  Employment, Discrimination, Termination.  Massachusetts Commission Against DiscriminationEmotional DistressDamages, Emotional distress.  Words, “Handicap.”

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - March 23, 2017 at 3:45 pm

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Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette Inc. v. Board of Assessors of Attleboro (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-049-17)

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SJC-12021

SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF LA SALETTE INC.  vs.  BOARD OF ASSESSORS OF ATTLEBORO.

Suffolk.     December 5, 2016. – March 22, 2017.

Present:  Gants, C.J., Lenk, Hines, Gaziano, Lowy, & Budd, JJ.

Taxation, Real estate tax:  abatement, Real estate tax:  exemption, Real estate tax:  classification of property.  Real Property, Tax.

Appeal from a decision of the Appellate Tax Board.

The Supreme Judicial Court granted an application for direct appellate review.

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - March 22, 2017 at 2:43 pm

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Commonwealth v. Dragotta (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-048-17)

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SJC-12186

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  HEATHER DRAGOTTA.

Essex.     December 6, 2016. – March 21, 2017.

Present (Sitting at Lawrence):  Gants, C.J., Botsford, Lenk, Hines, Gaziano, Lowy, & Budd, JJ.[1]

Assault and BatteryWanton or Reckless ConductChild Abuse.

Indictments found and returned in the Superior Court Department on October 1, 2010.

The cases were heard by Richard E. Welch, III, J.

After review by the Appeals Court, the Supreme Judicial Court granted leave to obtain further appellate review.

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - March 21, 2017 at 8:49 pm

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Commonwealth v. Fantauzzi (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-030-17)

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15-P-574                                        Appeals Court

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  MIGUEL FANTAUZZI.

No. 15-P-574.

Suffolk.     October 4, 2016. – March 21, 2017.

Present:  Kafker, C.J., Trainor, & Henry, JJ.

Homicide.  Self-Defense.  Felony-Murder Rule.  Firearms.  Practice, Criminal, Instructions to jury.

Indictments found and returned in the Superior Court Department on March 25, 2013.

The cases were tried before Christine M. Roach, J.

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - March 21, 2017 at 5:14 pm

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Chitwood v. Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-046-17)

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - March 20, 2017 at 7:46 pm

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Ferri, et al. v. Powell-Ferri, et al. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-047-17)

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SJC-12070

MICHAEL J. FERRI, trustee,[1] & others[2]  vs.  NANCY POWELL-FERRI & another.[3]

 

 

 

Suffolk.     November 8, 2016. – March 20, 2017.

Present:  Gants, C.J., Botsford, Lenk, Hines, Gaziano, & Budd, JJ.[4]

Trust, Assets of trust, Distribution, Irrevocable trust, Spendthrift provision.

Certification of a question of law to the Supreme Judicial Court by the Connecticut Supreme Court.

Charles L. Solomont (Nathaniel Bruhn also present) for the plaintiffs.

Jeffrey J. Mirman for Paul John Ferri, Jr.

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - March 20, 2017 at 4:12 pm

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Commonwealth v. Kang (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-028-17)

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15-P-1731                                       Appeals Court

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  BYUNG-JIN KANG.

No. 15-P-1731.

Middlesex.     November 7, 2016. – March 16, 2017.

Present:  Cypher, Massing, & Sacks, JJ.

FirearmsEvidence, Firearm.  Practice, Criminal, Instructions to jury.

Complaints received and sworn to in the Newton Division of the District Court Department on February 15, 2013, and June 9, 2014.

The cases were tried before Dyanne J. Klein, J.

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - March 16, 2017 at 10:45 pm

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Commonwealth v. Rutherford (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-045-17)

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SJC-12094

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  JAMES RUTHERFORD.

Worcester.     November 10, 2016. – March 16, 2017.

Present:  Gants, C.J., Lenk, Hines, Gaziano, & Lowy, JJ.

Homicide.  Practice, Criminal, Argument by prosecutor, Capital case.  Evidence, Prior misconduct, State of mind.

Indictments found and returned in the Superior Court Department on September 23, 2011.

The cases were tried before Janet Kenton-Walker, J.

Jennifer H. O’Brien for the defendant.

Ellyn H. Lazar-Moore, Assistant District Attorney, for the Commonwealth.

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - March 16, 2017 at 7:10 pm

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Copley Place Associates, LLC v. Téllez-Bortoni (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-029-17)

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16-P-165                                        Appeals Court

COPLEY PLACE ASSOCIATES, LLC  vs.  CARLOS TÉLLEZ-BORTONI.

No. 16-P-165.

Suffolk.     December 9, 2016. – March 16, 2017.

Present:  Milkey, Massing, & Sacks, JJ.

Fraud.  Deceit.  Real Property, Lease.  Contract, Lease of real estate.  Practice, Civil, Summary judgment, Judgment notwithstanding verdict.

Civil action commenced in the Superior Court Department on April 24, 2012.

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - March 16, 2017 at 3:36 pm

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In the Matter of N.L. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-044-17)

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SJC-12183

IN THE MATTER OF N.L.

Middlesex.     December 5, 2016. – March 14, 2017.

Present:  Gants, C.J., Botsford, Lenk, Hines, Gaziano, Lowy, & Budd, JJ.

Mental Health.  Practice, Civil, Commitment of mentally ill person, Continuance, Moot case.  Moot Question.

Petitions for civil commitment and to authorize medical treatment filed in the Cambridge Division of the District Court Department on November 3, 2014.

A motion for a continuance was heard by Roanne Sragow, J., and the petitions were also heard by her.

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - March 14, 2017 at 5:05 pm

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