Commonwealth v. Montrond (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-081-17)

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SJC-10834

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  AMARAL MONTROND.

Plymouth.     February 14, 2017. – May 17, 2017.

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

Homicide.  Constitutional Law, Assistance of counsel, Confrontation of witnesses.  Intoxication.  Evidence, Intoxication, Prior misconduct, Relevancy and materiality, Expert opinion. Witness, Expert.  Practice, Criminal, Capital case, Assistance of counsel, Confrontation of witnesses.

Indictments found and returned in the Superior Court Department on November 16, 2007.

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - May 17, 2017 at 7:32 pm

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Federal National Mortgage Association v. Gordon, et al. (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-060-17)

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15-P-441                                        Appeals Court

FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION  vs.  HEATHER GORDON & another.[1]

No. 15-P-441.

Suffolk.     March 8, 2016. – May 17, 2017.

Present:  Hanlon, Sullivan, & Massing, JJ.

Trespass.  Real Property, Trespass, Mortgage, Lease.  Mortgage, Foreclosure.  Landlord and Tenant, Control of premises.  Housing Court, Jurisdiction.  Jurisdiction, Housing Court.  Summary Process.  Practice, Civil, Summary judgment, Summary process.

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - May 17, 2017 at 3:58 pm

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Benoit v. City of Boston (and a consolidated case) (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-080-17)

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SJC-12204

BRIAN BENOIT  vs.  CITY OF BOSTON

(and a consolidated case[1]).

Suffolk.     January 9, 2017. – May 16, 2017.

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

Workers’ Compensation Act, Compensation, Public employee, Decision of Industrial Accident Reviewing Board, Insurer.  Public Employment, Suspension, Worker’s compensation.  Municipal Corporations, Officers and employees.

Civil action commenced in the Superior Court Department on November 24, 2014.

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - May 16, 2017 at 2:55 pm

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Crowell v. Massachusetts Parole Board (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-078-17)

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SJC-12203

RICHARD CROWELL  vs.  MASSACHUSETTS PAROLE BOARD.

Suffolk.     January 6, 2017. – May 15, 2017.

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

Parole.  Practice, Criminal, Parole.  Americans with Disabilities Act.  Practice, Civil, Action in nature of certiorari, Motion to dismiss.

Civil action commenced in the Superior Court Department on April 2, 2014.

A motion to dismiss was heard by Raffi N. Yessayan, J., and a motion for reconsideration was considered by him.

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - May 15, 2017 at 9:01 pm

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Modica v. Sheriff of Suffolk County, et al. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-079-17)

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SJC-12201

GEORGE MODICA  vs.  SHERIFF OF SUFFOLK COUNTY & others.[1]

Suffolk.     January 5, 2017. – May 15, 2017.

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

Correction Officer.  Words, “Bodily injury.”

Civil action commenced in the Superior Court Department on October 24, 2014.

The case was heard by Douglas H. Wilkins, J., on motions for summary judgment.

The Supreme Judicial Court on its own initiative transferred the case from the Appeals Court.

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - May 15, 2017 at 5:26 pm

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Commissioner of Administration and Finance v. Commonwealth Employment Relations Board, et al. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-076-17)

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SJC-12208

COMMISSIONER OF ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE  vs.  COMMONWEALTH EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS BOARD & another.[1]

Suffolk.     January 5, 2017. – May 12, 2017.

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

Commonwealth Employment Relations Board.  Labor, Unfair labor practice, Duty to bargain.  Commonwealth, Financial matters, Collective bargaining.

Appeal from a decision of the Division of Labor Relations.

The Supreme Judicial Court on its own initiative transferred the case from the Appeals Court.

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - May 13, 2017 at 4:37 am

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Washington v. Gagliani (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-077-17)

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SJC-12026

DERRICK WASHINGTON  vs.  MARYJO GAGLIANI.

May 12, 2017.

Supreme Judicial Court, Superintendence of inferior courts.  Medical Malpractice, Tribunal, Bond.  Appeals Court, Jurisdiction.  Superior Court, Jurisdiction.  Jurisdiction, Superior Court.

The petitioner, Derrick Washington, appeals from a judgment of a single justice of the county court denying his petition pursuant to G. L. c. 211, § 3.  We affirm.

In 2011, Washington commenced a medical malpractice action in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts against the respondent, Maryjo Gagliani, and several other individuals.  Gagliani requested review by a medical malpractice tribunal pursuant to G. L. c. 231, § 60B, and the case was referred to the Superior Court in Suffolk County for that purpose.  See Feinstein v. Massachusetts Gen. Hosp., 643 F.2d 880, 888 (1st Cir. 1981).[1]  In its report issued in September, 2014, the tribunal determined that Washington’s claim was not sufficient to raise a legitimate question of liability appropriate for judicial inquiry, and therefore found for Gagliani.

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - May 13, 2017 at 1:03 am

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Commonwealth v. Valentin (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-058-17)

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16-P-245                                        Appeals Court

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  WALTON VALENTIN.

No. 16-P-245.

Essex.     February 28, 2017. – May 12, 2017.

Present:  Vuono, Carhart, & Kinder, JJ.[1]

Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon.  Assault and Battery.  Stalking.  Protective Order.  Abuse Prevention.  Evidence, Hearsay, Unavailable witness.  Witness, Unavailability, Self-incrimination, Immunity.  Constitutional Law, Confrontation of witnesses, Self-incrimination.  Practice, Criminal, Hearsay, Confrontation of witnesses, Required finding, Instructions to jury, Reasonable doubt, Question by jury.  Reasonable Doubt.

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - May 12, 2017 at 9:29 pm

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Emery v. Sturtevant (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-059-17)

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16-P-443                                        Appeals Court

ELIZABETH EMERY  vs.  THOMAS K. STURTEVANT.

No. 16-P-443.

Franklin.     December 2, 2016. – May 12, 2017.

Present:  Vuono, Wolohojian, & Shin, JJ.

Divorce and Separation, Modification of judgment, Child support, Alimony, Findings.  Parent and Child, Child support.  Evidence, Earning capacity.  Contempt.

Complaint for divorce filed in the Franklin Division of the Probate and Family Court Department on November 12, 2010.

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Federal National Mortgage Association v. Marroquin, et al. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-074-17)

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SJC-12139

FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION  vs.  ELVITRIA M. MARROQUIN & others.[1]

Essex.     January 9, 2017. – May 11, 2017.

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

Mortgage, Foreclosure, Real estate.  Real Property, Mortgage, Sale.  Notice, Foreclosure of mortgage.

Summary process.  Complaint filed in the Northeast Division of the Housing Court Department on June 18, 2012.

The case was heard by David D. Kerman, J., on motions for summary judgment.

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - May 12, 2017 at 12:00 am

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