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McCants v. Clerk of Suffolk Superior Court for Criminal Business (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-082-13)

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May 14, 2013.

Supreme Judicial Court, Superintendence of inferior courts.  Moot QuestionPractice, Civil, Moot case.

Owen McCants appeals from a judgment of a single justice of this court dismissing as moot his petition for a writ of mandamus and for a declaratory judgment.  We affirm.

A Superior Court jury convicted McCants of several crimes, and the Appeals Court affirmed the convictions.  See Commonwealth v. McCants, 65 Mass. App. Ct. 1121 (2006).  McCants thereafter filed a motion for a new trial, which was denied.  He then filed a notice of appeal, the record was assembled, and the appeal was entered in the Appeals Court, where it remains pending.  Then, in April, 2012, he filed a petition in the county court, asserting that the trial court clerk’s office had failed to docket several pleadings that he had filed in that court in connection with the motion for a new trial.  In response, the respondent submitted a letter to the county court indicating that the clerk’s office had updated the docket to include the pleadings in question and that the entire record, including those pleadings, had been assembled and forwarded to the Appeals Court.  On the basis that McCants had received the relief that he was seeking — the docketing of his pleadings in the trial court — the single justice dismissed the petition as moot. read more


Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - May 15, 2013 at 1:24 am

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Boylston-Area Business Owners Eager to Reopen

Keith Shirley, owner of Meridian Realty Group on Gloucester Street said he has had "logistical issues" since the area was closed down Monday, April 15.

The area surrounding the site of the Boston Marathon bombings is not quite back to normal, but it’s starting to get close.

City officials and inspectors have been leading business owners through their businesses within the still-closed-off section of Boylston Street Tuesday.

The FBI handed the crime scene off to the city of Boston Monday, but Boylston Street between Hereford and Berekley streets is still closed to the public.

Keith Shirley, owner of Meridian Realty Group at 46 Gloucester St. between Newbury and Boylston streets, said the lack of access to his business for the past eight days has made things difficult. 

“We’ve had logistical issues,” he said from behind the blocked off gate on Gloucester Street. “We haven’t been able to write checks or process paperwork.”

He said he registered with the city’s database and has been told he could things could be back to normal in the area by Wednesday night. read more


Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 23, 2013 at 6:09 pm

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VIDEO: Boylston Street Business Shows Support with ‘26.2together’ Signs

Somerville resident Megan Brock, an employee at Breakaway Innovation Group on Boylston Street, hands out free posters for people near the Boston Marathon victims' memorial on Thursday, April 18, 2013.

Two women from Breakaway Innovation Group on Boylston Street were at the Boston Marathon victims’ memorial at Boylston and Berkeley streets on Thursday afternoon handing out printed signs to show their support in the aftermath of Monday’s bombing. The small posters show a Boston skyline with an overlay of a red Boston “B” and text reading “26.2gether.”

“We just thought it would be nice to print these out and give them to local places in support and solidarity for the whole community,” said Breakaway employee Megan Brock of Somerville.

ProPrint on Boylston Street donated 250 copies of the poster.

South End Patch


Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 20, 2013 at 8:40 am

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Week in Review: South End Business, Drug Arrests

Street sweeping resumes next week.

The following are the top headlines on South End Patch from March 4th to March 8, 2013:

Pine Street Inn Resident Charged with Shooting Heroin in Boston Medical Center Men’s Room read more


Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - March 10, 2013 at 10:46 am

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