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North American Catholic Educational Programming Foundation, Inc., et al. v. Clearwire Spectrum Holdings II LLC, et al. (Lawyers Weekly No. 09-023-18)

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COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS

 

SUFFOLK, ss.                                                                                   SUPERIOR COURT

                                                                                                            CIVIL ACTION

                                                                                                            No. 15-3118 BLS 2

 

 

NORTH AMERICAN CATHOLIC EDUCATIONAL

 PROGRAMMING FOUNDATION, INC. et al.[1]
Plaintiffs

 

vs.

 

CLEARWIRE SPECTRUM HOLDINGS II LLC,

CLEARWIRE LEGACY LLC and SPRINT SPECTRUM, L.P.,
Defendants

 

MEMORANDUM OF DECISION AND ORDER
ON
DEFENDANTS’ MOTION TO STAY ACTION

 

Plaintiffs are non-profit entities that hold licenses from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to operate Educational Broadband Services (EBS) channels in certain geographic markets.  In 2006, plaintiffs granted access to a portion of their wireless communication spectrum to defendants Clearwire Spectrum Holdings LLC and Clearwire, Legacy, LLC (Clearwire) pursuant to various written Agreements, including Master Royalty and Use Agreements (MRUAs).  The defendant Sprint Spectrum L.P. (Sprint) subsequently acquired all the stock in Clearwire’s parent, and a dispute arose between Sprint and the plaintiffs as to what services Sprint was obligated to provide plaintiffs’ customers.  Plaintiffs took the position that Clearwire had effectively sublicensed its use of the broadband spectrum to Sprint, and that, pursuant to the Agreements, this required plaintiffs’ consent – consent which they were entitled to withhold unless Sprint agreed to provide broadband access to plaintiff’s customers that was equivalent to what Clearwire itself would have provided had there been no sublicense. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - March 10, 2018 at 12:35 am

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Robert and Ardis James Foundation, et al. v. Meyers (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-055-16)

NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.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-11898

ROBERT AND ARDIS JAMES FOUNDATION & another[1]  vs.  DANIEL MAXWELL MEYERS.

Suffolk.     December 10, 2015. – April 21, 2016.

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

Contract, Implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing.  Damages, Breach of contract, Sale of stock.  Corporation, Stock.

Civil action commenced in the Superior Court Department on November 16, 2006.

After transfer to the business litigation session, the case was heard by Christine M. Roach, J. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 21, 2016 at 3:27 pm

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Robert and Ardis James Foundation, et al. v. Meyers (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-011-15)

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

13-P-1169                                       Appeals Court

ROBERT AND ARDIS JAMES FOUNDATION & another[1]  vs.  DANIEL MAXWELL MEYERS.

No. 13-P-1169.

Suffolk.     March 14, 2014. – February 12, 2015.

Present:  Cohen, Graham, & Grainger, JJ.

Contract, Implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing.  Damages, Breach of contract, Sale of stock.  Corporation, Stock.

Civil action commenced in the Superior Court Department on November 16, 2006.

After transfer to the business litigation session, the case was heard by Christine M. Roach, J. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - February 12, 2015 at 4:32 pm

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New England Forestry Foundation, Inc. v. Board of Assessors of Hawley (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-083-14)

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‑11432

NEW ENGLAND FORESTRY FOUNDATION, INC.  vs.  BOARD OF ASSESSORS OF HAWLEY.

Suffolk.     January 6, 2014.  ‑  May 15, 2014.

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

Administrative Law, Agency’s interpretation of statute, Findings, Judicial review, Appellate Tax Board:  final decision.  Taxation, Real estate tax:  charity, Real estate tax: exemption, Appellate Tax Board:  appeal to Supreme Judicial Court, Appellate Tax Board:  findings, Judicial review.  CharityCorporation, Non‑profit corporation.  Statute, Construction. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - May 15, 2014 at 5:39 pm

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Locals Launch Foundation to Support Transplant Patients

Stacey and John Morelli at their home in Braintree with their dog Milo. They also have three sons – Griffin, Tyler and Joshua.

Last March, John Morelli underwent double transplant surgery, receiving a heart and liver during an 18-hour procedure at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Preparing for the surgery and then recovering – re-learning to eat, stand, walk and even write again – meant weeks in the hospital. It meant that his wife Stacey and sons Griffin, Tyler and Joshua spent many hours and days away from their home in East Braintree, and when they were home, everyday routines like baseball practice and making dinner became a challenge. 

Fortunately, support from the community poured in. A group created Friends of John Morelli that held a fundraiser prior to his surgery, and others prepared meals, created a schedule to give rides to practices and games for the Morelli boys and purchased vouchers for the family to use when visiting the hospital.

Those efforts, and the experience meeting other patients’ families who did not have the same kind of support system, prompted John and Stacey to create the Transplant Foundation of New England. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - June 11, 2013 at 3:51 pm

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Mass. Legislature Website Flunked by Sunlight Foundation

The Massachusetts State Legislature's website received a failing grade on transparency from the Sunlight Foundation.

This week is Sunshine Week, when journalists and nonprofits cast a spotlight on government transparency, but there are dark clouds over the Massachusetts Legislature’s website according to one organization. 

The nonpartisan, nonprofit Sunshine Foundation gave the state Legislature’s website an ‘F,’ one of five states to receive a failing grade on a report card grading each state legislature website’s transparency.

Websites were scored in six categories. The categories, along with the score ranges for each, Massachusetts’ scores and explanations were:

Completeness (Score range: 0 or -1. Mass: -1): “Roll call votes not published on site in meaningful way.”

  • Ease of access (Score range: -2 to 1. Mass: -2): “Site is frequently broken with no notice to users; bill information impossible to access without Javascript.”
  • Machine Readibility (Score range: -2 to 2. Mass: -2): This category refers to the ability to collect data faster and more reliably when data was provided in formats such as XML, CSV or bulk downloads, the Sunshine Foundation said, as opposed to scanned documents or PDF images. For Massachusetts, “Vote data isn’t available; locked up in non-machine readable PDF.”
  • Permanence (Score range: -2 to 2. Mass: -1): “A dearth of historical information, all information prior to 2009 removed.”
  • Standards (Score range: -1 to 1. Mass: 0): which means “state provided bills in PDF and/or HTML format and nothing better (plain text, ODT, etc.)” according to the Sunshine Foundation’s methodology.
  • Timeliness (Score range: -1 to 1. Mass: 1): The Mass. Legislature website’s lone above-average score, which means “multiple updates throughout the day, real time or as close to it as systems will allow.” 

The lead investigator on the Sunshine Foundation’s Open State project, James Turk, told WGBH that Massachusetts’ results were presented to the state and the Foundation “was told that not much was going to change.” read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - March 16, 2013 at 9:57 am

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