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Commonwealth v. Unitt (and six companion cases) (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-017-17)

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16-P-29                                         Appeals Court

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  PETER J. UNITT, THIRD (and six companion cases[1]).

No. 16-P-29.

Middlesex.     December 7, 2016. – February 28, 2017.

Present:  Cypher, Maldonado, & Blake, JJ.

Bail.  Forfeiture Proceeding.  Practice, Criminal, Restitution.  Restitution.

Indictments found and returned in the Superior Court Department on September 23, 2010.

A bail forfeiture proceeding was had before Sandra L. Hamlin, J.

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - February 28, 2017 at 4:47 pm

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Commonwealth v. Long (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-035-17)

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SJC-11253

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  DERYCK LONG.

Norfolk.     October 11, 2016. – February 24, 2017.

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

Homicide.  Constitutional Law, Assistance of counsel.  Evidence, Exculpatory, Wiretap, Result of illegal search.  Cellular Telephone.  Electronic Surveillance.  Practice, Criminal, Capital case, Assistance of counsel.

Indictments found and returned in the Superior Court Department on March 9, 2006.

Pretrial motions to suppress evidence were heard by Janet L. Sanders, J.; the cases were tried before Kenneth J. Fishman, J., and a motion for a new trial, filed on August 4, 2014, was heard by him.

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - February 24, 2017 at 7:46 pm

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Commonwealth v. Mendez (and 11 companion cases) (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-034-17)

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SJC-11869

SJC-11870

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  CHARLES MENDEZ

(and eleven companion cases[1]).

Bristol.     October 11, 2016. – February 22, 2017.

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

Homicide.  Firearms.  Robbery.  Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon.  Felony-Murder Rule.  Constitutional Law, Search and seizure, Reasonable suspicion.  Search and Seizure, Reasonable suspicion.  Practice, Criminal, Capital case, Motion to suppress, Trial of indictments together, Argument by prosecutor, Instructions to jury.  Witness, Credibility.  Jury and Jurors.

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - February 22, 2017 at 5:40 pm

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Commonwealth v. Tradition (North America) Inc. v. Jampel, et al. (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-013-17)

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15-P-1543                                       Appeals Court

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  TRADITION (NORTH AMERICA) INC.; RONALD JAMPEL & others,[1] third-party defendants.

 

No. 15-P-1543.

Suffolk.     October 5, 2016. – February 21, 2017.

Present:  Meade, Milkey, & Kinder, JJ.

Bonds, Tax-exempt.  Contribution.  Contract, Performance and breach, Implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, Indemnity, Bidding for contract, Misrepresentation, Unjust enrichment, Interference with contractual relations, Settlement agreement, Release from liability.  Indemnity.  Massachusetts False Claims Act.  Consumer Protection Act, Unfair or deceptive act.  Deceit.  Fraud.  Conspiracy.  Unjust Enrichment.  Unlawful Interference.  Release.  Limitations, Statute of.  Practice, Civil, Enforcement of liability on bond, Joinder of claims, Damages.

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - February 21, 2017 at 4:38 pm

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Commonwealth v. Samuel S., a juvenile (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-033-17)

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SJC-12135

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  SAMUEL S., a juvenile.

Hampden.     November 9, 2016. – February 17, 2017.

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

Sex Offender.  Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification Act.  Youthful Offender Act.  Delinquent Child.  Global Positioning System Device.  Juvenile Court, Delinquent child, Probation.  Practice, Criminal, Juvenile delinquency proceeding, Probation.

Complaint received and sworn to in the Hampden County Division of the Juvenile Court Department on August 21, 2014.

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - February 17, 2017 at 4:02 pm

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Commonwealth v. French (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-031-17)

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SJC-12012

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  ERIC S. FRENCH.

February 14, 2017.

Breaking and Entering.  Larceny.  Practice, Criminal, Required finding.  Evidence, Fingerprints, Identification.  Identification.

Following a jury-waived trial in the District Court, a judge found the defendant, Eric S. French, guilty of breaking and entering in the daytime with the intent to commit a felony, in violation of G. L. c. 266, § 18, and larceny of property over $ 250, in violation of G. L. c. 266, § 30 (1).  The defendant  appealed, arguing that the evidence was insufficient to support the convictions.[1]  The Appeals Court, in a divided decision, affirmed the judgments.  See Commonwealth v. French, 88 Mass. App. Ct. 477 (2015).  The case is now before this court on further appellate review.  Because we conclude that the evidence was not sufficient to find, beyond a reasonable doubt, that the defendant committed the crimes charged, we reverse.

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - February 14, 2017 at 8:02 pm

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Commonwealth v. Accime (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-029-17)

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SJC-12081

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  RICHIE ACCIME.

Suffolk.     November 9, 2016. – February 13, 2017.

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

Idle and Disorderly Person.  Self-Defense.  Practice, Criminal, Instructions to jury.

Complaint received and sworn to in the Central Division of the Boston Municipal Court Department on July 19, 2011.

The case was tried before Annette Forde, J.

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

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - February 13, 2017 at 7:00 pm

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Commonwealth v. Thomas (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-028-17)

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SJC-12055

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  MARCUS THOMAS.

Hampden.     October 7, 2016. – February 13, 2017.

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

Constitutional Law, Identification.  Due Process of Law, Identification, Identification of inanimate object.  Evidence, Identification, Identification of inanimate object.  Identification.  Practice, Criminal, Motion to suppress.

Indictments found and returned in the Superior Court Department on April 3, 2015.

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - February 13, 2017 at 3:25 pm

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Commonwealth v. Goddard (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-027-17)

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-11955

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  WILLIAM GODDARD.

Worcester.     October 11, 2016. – February 9, 2017.

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

Homicide.  Evidence, Expert opinion.  Witness, Expert.  Practice, Criminal, Capital case, Argument by prosecutor.

Indictments found and returned in the Superior Court Department on June 5, 2008.

The cases were tried before Richard T. Tucker, J.

Robert S. Sinsheimer for the defendant.

Ellyn H. Lazar-Moore, Assistant District Attorney, for the Commonwealth.

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - February 9, 2017 at 9:59 pm

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Commonwealth v. Soto (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-026-17)

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SJC-12074

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  ALEXANDER SOTO.

Suffolk.     October 7, 2016. – February 9, 2017.

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

Practice, Criminal, Indictment, Trial of indictments together, Dismissal.  Youthful Offender ActStatute, Construction.  Jurisdiction, Juvenile, Superior Court.  Juvenile Court, Jurisdiction.  Superior Court, Jurisdiction.

Indictments found and returned in the Superior Court Department on April 2, 2015.

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - February 9, 2017 at 6:24 pm

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