Commonwealth v. Taylor (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-151-14)

NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.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-11398   COMMONWEALTH  vs.  RODRICK JAMES TAYLOR. Suffolk.     December 5, 2013. – August 29, 2014.   Present:  Ireland, C.J., Spina, Cordy, Botsford, Gants, Duffly, & Lenk, JJ.[1]     Homicide.  Constitutional Law, Speedy trial.  Practice, Criminal, Dismissal, Speedy trial, Discovery, Waiver, Argument by prosecutor.       Indictment found and returned in the Superior Court Department on July 28, 2006.   A motion to dismiss for lack of speedy trial was heard by Stephen E. Neel, J., and the case was tried before him; a motion for postconviction relief, filed on April 28, 2011, was heard by Diane M. Kottmyer, J. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - August 29, 2014 at 2:14 pm

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Litchfield’s Case (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-106-14)

NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.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-1044                                       Appeals Court   ROBERT M. LITCHFIELD’S CASE. No. 13-P-1044. Suffolk.     February 12, 2014. – August 28, 2014.   Present:  Trainor, Katzmann, & Hanlon, JJ.   Workers’ Compensation Act, Injuries to which act applies, Coverage, Emotional distress.  Mental Impairment.       Appeal from a decision of the Industrial Accident Reviewing Board.     Charles E. Berg for the employee. Paul M. Moretti for the insurer.      TRAINOR, J.  Robert M. Litchfield appeals the decision of the reviewing board of the Department of Industrial Accidents (department) which affirmed a decision of read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - August 28, 2014 at 4:22 pm

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Commonwealth v. Alves (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-104-14)

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-1183                                       Appeals Court   COMMONWEALTH  vs.  OCTAVIANO ALVES. No. 13-P-1183. Suffolk.     June 9, 2014. – August 27, 2014.   Present:  Kantrowitz, Agnes, & Hines, JJ.[1] Criminal Records.  Practice, Criminal, Record, Complaint.  Evidence, Identity.  Mistake.       Complaint received and sworn to in the Dorchester Division of the Boston Municipal Court Department on March 7, 2012.   A motion to expunge court and criminal records was heard by James W. Coffey, J., and a motion for read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - August 27, 2014 at 6:55 pm

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Rose, et al. v. Highway Equipment Company v. Splaine (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-105-14)

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-1215                                       Appeals Court   ROBERT ROSE & another[1]  vs.  HIGHWAY EQUIPMENT COMPANY; JAY SPLAINE,[2] third-party defendant. No. 13-P-1215. Suffolk.     May 9, 2014.  -  August 27, 2014. Present:  Green, Meade, & Sullivan, JJ. Negligence, Comparative.  Warranty.  Practice, Civil, Affirmative defense, Instructions to jury.  Words, “Unreasonable use.”       Civil action commenced in the Superior Court Department on July 13, 2009.   The read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - August 27, 2014 at 3:21 pm

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Commonwealth v. Forbes (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-103-14)

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-730                                        Appeals Court   COMMONWEALTH  vs.  TIMOTHY FORBES. No. 13-P-730. Hampden.     June 3, 2014. – August 26, 2014.   Present:  Kantrowitz, Milkey, & Hanlon, JJ.     Mayhem.  Assault and Battery.  Practice, Criminal, Duplicative convictions, Lesser included offense.       Indictments found and returned in the Superior Court Department on May 15, 2012.   The cases were tried before Constance M. Sweeney, J.     David Hirsch for the read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - August 26, 2014 at 2:18 pm

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Commonwealth v. Dale (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-101-14)

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-1909                                       Appeals Court   COMMONWEALTH  vs.  ANDRE DALE. No. 12-P-1909. Suffolk.     February 7, 2014. – August 25, 2014.   Present:  Trainor, Katzmann, & Hanlon, JJ.   Indecent Assault and Battery.  Evidence, First complaint, Relevancy and materiality, Cross-examination, Photograph.  Child Abuse.       Indictment found and returned in the Superior Court Department on November 17, 2009.   The case was tried before Patrick F. Brady, J.     David D. Nielson for the defendant. Sarah H. Montgomery, Assistant District Attorney, for the Commonwealth.      KATZMANN, J.  A Superior read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - August 26, 2014 at 3:34 am

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Commonwealth v. Malick (and a companion case) (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-102-14)

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   09-P-1292                                       Appeals Court 11-P-973   COMMONWEALTH  vs.  WAJAHAT Q. MALICK (and a companion case[1]). No. 09-P-1292. Plymouth.     October 1, 2013.  -  August 25, 2014.   Present: Graham, Sikora, & Hanlon, JJ. Practice, Criminal, Appeal, Appellate Division, Probation, Restitution, Sentence.  Restitution.       Indictments found and returned in the Superior Court Department on March 26, 1991.   A proceeding for revocation of probation was heard by Jeffrey A. Locke, J., and a motion to revise and revoke sentence read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - August 25, 2014 at 11:59 pm

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Commonwealth v. Selavka (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-150-14)

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-11461   COMMONWEALTH  vs.  EDGAR L. SELAVKA. Hampshire.     February 4, 2014. – August 25, 2014.   Present:  Ireland, C.J., Spina, Cordy, Botsford, Gants, Duffly, & Lenk, JJ.[1]     Sex Offender.  Global Positioning System Device.  Practice, Criminal, Sentence, Probation, Double jeopardy, Duplicative punishment.     Indictments found and returned in the Superior Court Department on February 13, 2007.   A motion to vacate a condition of probation, filed on November 19, 2012, was heard by Mary-Lou Rup, J.   The Supreme Judicial Court granted an read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - August 25, 2014 at 8:24 pm

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Commonwealth v. Guzman (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-149-14)

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-11483   COMMONWEALTH  vs.  JOSE A. GUZMAN. Suffolk.     February 4, 2014. – August 25, 2014.   Present:  Ireland, C.J., Spina, Cordy, Botsford, Gants, Duffly, & Lenk, JJ.[1] Sex Offender.  Global Positioning System Device.  Constitutional Law, Sentence.  Due Process of Law, Sentence.  Practice, Criminal, Sentence, Probation.       Civil action commenced in the Supreme Judicial Court for the county of Suffolk on February 7, 2013.   The case was reported by Lenk, J.     Thomas E. Bocian, Assistant Attorney General (Timothy J. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - August 25, 2014 at 4:50 pm

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Commonwealth v. Forte (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-148-14)

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-10991   COMMONWEALTH  vs.  MICHAEL FORTE. Hampden.     January 10, 2014. – August 22, 2014.   Present:  Ireland, C.J., Cordy, Botsford, Gants, & Duffly, JJ.[1] Homicide.  Identification.  Evidence, Identification, Photograph, Videotape, State of mind, Prior misconduct, Disclosure of evidence, Exculpatory.  Practice, Criminal, Capital case, Motion to suppress, New trial, Identification of defendant in courtroom, Required finding, Disclosure of evidence, Recalling witness, Self-representation.  Due Process of Law, Disclosure of evidence.  Witness, Recalling.  Subornation of Perjury.       Indictment found and returned in the Superior Court Department on September 24, 2008.   A read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - August 23, 2014 at 4:00 am

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