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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.

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

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Committee for Public Counsel Services, et al. v. Attorney General of Massachusetts, et al. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-051-18)

SUFFOLK, ss.
COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT
FOR SUFFOLK COUNTY
No. SJ-2017-347
COMMITTEE FOR PUBLIC COUNSEL SERVICES, HAMPDEN COUNTY LAWYERS FOR
JUSTICE, INC., HERSCHELLE REAVES, and NICOLE WESTCOTT
vs.
ATTORNEY GENERAL of MASSACHUSETTS, DISTRICT ATTORNEY for BERKSHIRE
COUNTY, DISTRICT ATTORNEY for BRISTOL COUNTY, DISTRICT ATTORNEY for the
CAPE and ISLANDS, DISTRICT ATTORNEY for ESSEX COUNTY, DISTRICT ATTORNEY
for HAMPDEN COUNTY, DISTRICT ATTORNEY for MIDDLESEX COUNTY, DISTRICT
ATTORNEY for NORFOLK COUNTY, DISTRICT ATTORNEY for the NORTHWESTERN
DISTRICT, DISTRICT ATTORNEY for PLYMOUTH COUNTY, DISTRICT ATTORNEY for
SUFFOLK COUNTY, and DISTRICT ATTORNEY for WORCESTER COUNTY
DECLARATORY JUDGMENT
This matter came before the court, Gaziano, J., on a petition pursuant to G L. c. 211, § 3,
seeking relief for defendants affected by the misconduct of state chemist Sonja Farak. As an
initial matter, the respondents — the Attorney General and the offices of the Massachusetts
District Attorneys — have agreed to vacate certain convictions obtained using drug certificates
signed by Sonja Farak. The respondents have filed with the court, and served on the petitioners,
formatted interim lists identifying the defendants and their convictions, delinquency or youthful
offender adjudications, or other adverse dispositions that the respondents agree should be vacated
and dismissed with prejudice. The convictions, adjudications, or other dispositions of those
cases are addressed in this orcler. Final lists are to be provided by the respondents and filed with
this court no later than April 30, 2018. Those lists may result in additional dismissals.
Accordingly, it is ORDERED that the convictions of drug offenses under G. L. 94C that
have been so identified by the respondents in the interim lists filed with this court on or before
March 30,2018, shall be and are hereby VACATED AND DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE,
and any outstanding warrants associated with those convictions are recalled.
The clerk shall provide copies of the formatted lists to the Judicial Information Services
Department of the trial comi fmihwith in order to effectuate the dismissals.
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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 6, 2018 at 12:09 am

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Connor v. District Attorney for the Norfolk District (Lawyers Weekly No. 12-109-17)

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS

 

NORFOLK, ss.                                                                                  SUPERIOR COURT

                                                                                                            CIVIL ACTION

                                                                                                            No. 14-01322

 

 

MYLES J. CONNOR

 

vs.

 

DISTRICT ATTORNEY FOR THE NORFOLK DISTRICT

 

MEMORANDUM OF DECISION AND ORDER

ON DEFENDANTS MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION

The plaintiff, Myles J. Connor (“Connor”), brought this action for declaratory relief pursuant to G. L. c. 231A, seeking a declaration that he is the owner of certain property (“the Property”) which was seized by the District Attorney for the Norfolk District (“District Attorney”) during execution of a search warrant in 1985.  On June 12, 2017, this Court denied the District Attorney’s motion for summary judgment.  Now before the Court is the District Attorney’s motion for reconsideration.  For the reasons contained herein, the motion for reconsideration is DENIED. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - August 18, 2017 at 2:10 am

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Bridgeman, et al. v. District Attorney for the Suffolk District, et al. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-014-17)

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-12157

KEVIN BRIDGEMAN & others[1]  vs.  DISTRICT ATTORNEY FOR THE SUFFOLK DISTRICT & others.[2]

Suffolk.     November 16, 2016. – January 18, 2017.

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

Controlled Substances.  Constitutional Law, Conduct of government agents.  Due Process of Law, Disclosure of evidence, Presumption.  Supreme Judicial Court, Superintendence of inferior courts.  Practice, Criminal, Postconviction relief, Conduct of government agents, Disclosure of evidence, Plea, New trial.  Evidence, Certificate of drug analysis, Disclosure of evidence. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - January 18, 2017 at 4:53 pm

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Dunn, et al. v. Attorney General, et al. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-094-16)

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-12107

JAMES H. DUNN & another[1]  vs.  ATTORNEY GENERAL & others.[2]

 

 

 

Suffolk.     June 8, 2016. – July 6, 2016.

Present:  Gants, C.J., Spina, Cordy, Botsford, Duffly, Lenk, & Hines, JJ.

Initiative.  Constitutional Law, Initiative petition.  Attorney General.  Animal.

Civil action commenced in the Supreme Judicial Court for the county of Suffolk on April 25, 2016.

The case was reported by Duffly, J.

Katherine J. Spohn, of Nebraska (Mary Jacobson, of Nebraska, with her) for the plaintiffs. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - July 6, 2016 at 7:41 pm

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Hensley, et al. v. Attorney General, et al; Allen, et al. v. Attorney General, et al. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-093-16)

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-12106

SJC-12117

JOSEPHINE HENSLEY & others[1]  vs.  ATTORNEY GENERAL & another.[2]

MATTHEW JOHN ALLEN & others[3]  vs.  ATTORNEY GENERAL & another.[4]

Suffolk.     June 8, 2016. – July 6, 2016.

Present:  Gants, C.J., Spina, Cordy, Botsford, Duffly, Lenk, & Hines, JJ.

Initiative.  Constitutional Law, Initiative petition.  Attorney General.  Marijuana.

Civil action commenced in the Supreme Judicial Court for the county of Suffolk on April 22, 2016. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - July 6, 2016 at 4:08 pm

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Gray, et al. v. Attorney General, et al. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-092-16)

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-12064

STEPHANIE GRAY & others[1]  vs.  ATTORNEY GENERAL & another.[2]

Suffolk.     May 2, 2016. – July 1, 2016.

Present:  Gants, C.J., Spina, Cordy, Botsford, Duffly, Lenk, & Hines, JJ.

Initiative.  Constitutional Law, Initiative petition.  Attorney General.  Education, Standards.

Civil action commenced in the Supreme Judicial Court for the county of Suffolk on January 22, 2016.

The case was reported by Cordy, J.

Thaddeus A. Heuer (Andrew M. London with him) for the plaintiffs. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - July 1, 2016 at 6:03 pm

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Bogertman, et al. v. Attorney General, et al. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-090-16)

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-12063

TIMOTHY BOGERTMAN & others[1]  vs.  ATTORNEY GENERAL & another.[2]

Suffolk.     May 2, 2016. – June 28, 2016.

Present:  Gants, C.J., Spina, Botsford, Duffly, Lenk, & Hines, JJ.

Initiative.  Constitutional Law, Initiative petition.  Attorney General.  Gaming.

Civil action commenced in the Supreme Judicial Court for the county of Suffolk on December 7, 2015.

The case was reported by Cordy, J.

Matthew S. Cameron for the plaintiffs.

Elizabeth N. Dewar, Assistant State Solicitor, for the defendants. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - June 28, 2016 at 2:55 pm

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Shipps v. District Attorney for the Norfolk District (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-111-15)

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-11733

WILLIAM M. SHIPPS, JR.  vs.  DISTRICT ATTORNEY FOR THE NORFOLK DISTRICT.

July 6, 2015.

Declaratory Relief.  Practice, Criminal, Capital case, Sentence.

William M. Shipps, Jr., filed a complaint in the county court in 2014, pursuant to G. L. c. 231A, seeking a declaration that his sentences for murder in the first degree under G. L. c. 265, § 2, as amended by St. 1979, c. 488, § 2, which were imposed thirty years earlier, are unconstitutional.  A single justice of this court dismissed the complaint.  We affirm. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - July 6, 2015 at 11:49 pm

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Bridgeman v. District Attorney for the Suffolk District, et al. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-082-15)

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-11764

KEVIN BRIDGEMAN & others[1]  vs.  DISTRICT ATTORNEY FOR THE SUFFOLK DISTRICT & another.[2]

Suffolk.     January 8, 2015. – May 18, 2015.

Present:  Gants, C.J., Spina, Cordy, Botsford, Duffly, Lenk, & Hines, JJ.

Controlled Substances.  Constitutional Law, Plea, Conduct of government agents, Judicial review, Sentence, Delay in commencement of prosecution.  Due Process of Law, Plea, Sentence, Delay in commencement of prosecution, Intervention in civil action.  Committee for Public Counsel Services.  Attorney at Law, Attorney as witness.  Practice, Criminal, Plea, Postconviction relief, New trial, Sentence, Delay in commencement of prosecution, Conduct of government agents, Cross-examination by prosecutor.  Evidence, Guilty plea, Certificate of drug analysis, Disclosure of evidence, Cross-examination.  Supreme Judicial Court, Superintendence of inferior courts.  Practice, Civil, Intervention. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - May 18, 2015 at 3:35 pm

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