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Dental Service of Massachusetts, Inc. v. Commissioner of Revenue (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-059-18)

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SJC-12346

DENTAL SERVICE OF MASSACHUSETTS, INC.  vs.
COMMISSIONER OF REVENUE.

Suffolk.     December 5, 2017. – April 13, 2018.

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

Taxation, Abatement, Insurance company, Excise.  Practice, Civil, Abatement.  Insurance, Health and accident, Group, Coverage.  Statute, Construction.  Words, “Covered persons.”

Appeal from a decision of the Appellate Tax Board.

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

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 14, 2018 at 1:21 am

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Commonwealth v. Pereira (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-045-18)

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16-P-975                                        Appeals Court

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  MARIA C. PEREIRA.

No. 16-P-975.

Plymouth.     December 4, 2017. – April 13, 2018.

Present:  Sacks, Ditkoff, & Singh, JJ.

Practice, Criminal, Revocation of probation, Restitution, Newspaper article.  Constitutional Law, Freedom of speech and press.  NewspaperThreatening.

Indictments found and returned in the Superior Court Department on April 18, 2014. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 13, 2018 at 9:47 pm

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Commonwealth v. Cruz (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-044-18)

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16-P-1299                                       Appeals Court

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  ROBERTO CRUZ.

No. 16-P-1299.

Essex.     November 8, 2017. – April 13, 2018.

Present:  Milkey, Blake, & Singh, JJ.

Indecent Assault and BatteryPractice, Criminal, Required finding.

Indictments found and returned in the Superior Court Department on June 15, 2015.

The cases were tried before Richard E. Welch, III, J.

Daniel P. Tarlow for the defendant. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 13, 2018 at 6:12 pm

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Exxon Mobil Corporation v. Attorney General (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-058-18)

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SJC-12376

EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION  vs.  ATTORNEY GENERAL.

Suffolk.     December 5, 2017. – April 13, 2018.

Present:  Gants, C.J., Gaziano, Lowy, Budd, Cypher, & Kafker, JJ.

Attorney General.  Consumer Protection Act, Investigative demand.  Jurisdiction, Personal, Foreign corporation, Long-arm statute.  Due Process of Law, Jurisdiction over nonresident.

Motion filed in the Superior Court Department on June 16, 2016.

The proceeding was heard by Heidi E. Brieger, J. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 13, 2018 at 2:37 pm

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J.H. v. Commonwealth (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-055-18)

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SJC-12395

J.H.  vs.  COMMONWEALTH.

Suffolk.     December 7, 2017. – April 12, 2018.

Present:  Gants, C.J., Gaziano, Lowy, Cypher, & Kafker, JJ.

Juvenile Court, Delinquent child.  Practice, Criminal, Juvenile delinquency proceeding, Transfer hearing, Lesser included offense, Delay in commencement of prosecution.  Due Process of Law, Notice.  Notice.  Rape.

Civil action commenced in the Supreme Judicial Court for the county of Suffolk on July 3, 2017.

The case was reported by Lenk, J. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 13, 2018 at 12:19 am

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In the Matter of Strauss, Ariel J. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-056-18)

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SJC-12148

IN THE MATTER OF ARIEL J. STRAUSS.

Suffolk.     January 24, 2018. – April 12, 2018.

Present:  Gants, C.J., Lowy, Cypher, & Kafker, JJ.

Attorney at Law, Disciplinary proceeding, Misuse of client funds, Suspension.

Information filed in the Supreme Judicial Court for the county of Suffolk on January 20, 2016.

The case was heard by Duffly, J.

Terrence D. Pricher, Assistant Bar Counsel.

Jeffrey D. Woolf for Board of Bar Overseers.

Thomas F. Maffei for the respondent. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 12, 2018 at 8:44 pm

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Commonwealth v. Walters (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-057-18)

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SJC-12364

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  MICHAEL WALTERS.

Bristol.     December 4, 2017. – April 12, 2018.

Present:  Gants, C.J., Gaziano, Lowy, Cypher, & Kafker, JJ.

Practice, Criminal, Sentence.  Moot Question.

Indictments found and returned in the Superior Court Department on March 28, 2011.

Following review by this court, 472 Mass. 680 (2015), a resentencing hearing was had before E. Susan Garsh, J.

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

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 12, 2018 at 5:09 pm

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Commonwealth v. Faherty (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-043-18)

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16-P-1486                                       Appeals Court

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  KEVIN J. FAHERTY.

No. 16-P-1486.

Middlesex.     December 8, 2017. – April 11, 2018.

Present:  Sacks, Ditkoff, & Singh, JJ.

Motor Vehicle, Operating under the influence.  Evidence, Prior conviction, Intoxication, Blood alcohol test.  Practice, Criminal, Prior conviction, Assistance of counsel, Sentence, Required finding.  Constitutional Law, Assistance of counsel.  Due Process of Law, Assistance of counsel, Blood alcohol test.  Intoxication. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 11, 2018 at 4:07 pm

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Commonwealth v. Rivers (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-042-18)

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16-P-1435                                       Appeals Court

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  MATTHEW W. RIVERS.

No. 16-P-1435.

Dukes County.     November 1, 2017. – April 10, 2018.

Present:  Green, C.J., Rubin, & Kinder, JJ.

Constitutional Law, Identification, Voluntariness of statement.  Due Process of Law, Identification.  Identification.  Evidence, Identification, Voluntariness of statement.  Practice, Criminal, Voluntariness of statement, Motion to suppress, Interlocutory appeal. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 10, 2018 at 3:04 pm

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Dorrian v. LVNV Funding, LLC (and a consolidated case) (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-053-18)

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SJC-12355

TARA DORRIAN[1]  vs.  LVNV FUNDING, LLC
(and a consolidated case[2]).

Suffolk.     January 5, 2018. – April 9, 2018.

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

Debt.  Collection Agency.  Consumer Protection Act, Collection of debt.  Words, “Debt collector.”

Civil actions commenced in the Superior Court Department on August 22 and December 30, 2014.

After consolidation, the case was heard by Janet L. Sanders, J., on motions for class certification and for summary judgment. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 9, 2018 at 9:11 pm

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