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Pare v. Harmony House, Inc. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-066-17)

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NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.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

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WARREN L. PARE  vs.  HARMONY HOUSE, INC.

Supreme Judicial Court, Superintendence of inferior courts.

May 3, 2017.

The petitioner, Warren L. Pare, appeals from a judgment of a single justice of this court denying his petition pursuant to G. L. c. 211, § 3.  We affirm.

The record before us is scant, but, as best we can tell, the respondent, Harmony House, Inc., purchased Pare’s former home at auction and then commenced a summary process action in the Housing Court to secure possession of the home.  After a judgment in Harmony House’s favor, Pare filed a motion to waive the appeal bond, pursuant to G. L. c. 239, § 5, which was allowed.  Harmony House appealed from that decision to a single justice of the Appeals Court.  After a hearing, the Appeals Court single justice remanded the matter to the Housing Court for a determination of the amount of use and occupancy instalment payments that Pare should make to Harmony House while his appeal from the summary process judgment was pending.  When Pare subsequently sought to appeal from the single justice’s decision to a panel of the Appeals Court, a different single justice struck the notice on the basis that there is no right of appeal to a panel in the circumstances here presented.[1]  Pare then filed, in the county court, a document entitled “Application for Direct Appellate Review,” which the single justice treated as a G. L. c. 211, § 3, petition, and denied. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - May 4, 2017 at 2:22 am

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Opinion of the Justices to the House of Representatives (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-097-15)

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OPINION OF THE JUSTICES TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

General Court.  Constitutional Law, General Court, Appropriation of money, Taxation.  Statute, Appropriation of money, Amendment.  Taxation.

On June 15, 2015, the Justices submitted the following response to questions propounded to them by the House of Representatives.

To the Honorable the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts:

The undersigned Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court respectfully submit this response to the questions set forth in an order adopted by the House of Representatives on May 22, 2015, and transmitted to us on that date.  The order poses five questions concerning the State budget legislation for fiscal year 2016.  All of the questions involve Part II, c. 1, § 3, art. 7, of the Massachusetts Constitution, which we will refer to as the origination article.[1]  They ask, among other things, whether certain provisions in the House budget bill rendered it a “money bill” within the meaning of the origination article, and whether the Senate improperly “originated” a money bill in violation of this article. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - June 15, 2015 at 7:47 pm

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Barrow v. Dartmouth House Nursing Home, Inc., et al. (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-095-14)

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

13-P-1375                                       Appeals Court

SCOTT R. BARROW, executor,[1]  vs.  DARTMOUTH HOUSE NURSING HOME, INC.,[2] & others.[3]

No. 13-P-1375.

Essex.     April 8, 2014.  –  August 18, 2014.

Present:  Kafker, Brown, & Sikora, JJ.

Nursing Home.  Arbitration, Parties, Stay of judicial proceedings, Confirmation of award.  Contract, Arbitration, Parties, Validity, Third party beneficiary.  Agency, Scope of authority or employment.  Health Care Proxy.  EstoppelPractice, Civil, Stay of proceedings. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - August 19, 2014 at 9:20 pm

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There’s a Joke in Here Somewhere: State House Gets First Lightning Rod

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The cupola's pine cone will receive a new metal cap that will act as a lightning rod.
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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - July 23, 2013 at 2:00 am

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What’s the Going Rate For House Painting?

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How much does it cost to paint your house? Patch wants to uncover the true going rate for goods and services in town, so you'll know how much to pay for what you need. Help us out by replying in the comments. Part of our Smart Spending series.
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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - July 22, 2013 at 6:28 pm

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State House News Service Weekly Roundup: Log Flotilla

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Every candidate needs a closing sales pitch, and Gabriel Gomez came up with one that sounds a bit like the fine print on the bottom of a Macy’s receipt: Take me home, try me on, return me in 17 months if you’d like a different color.

The Republican businessman from Cohasset, who incidentally doesn’t much like talking about his business, tried out the pitch in his final debate earlier this week against Congressman Edward Markey.

“You’ve had 37 years in D.C. to get these important things done,” Gomez said. “Give me 17 months, and I will keep my word, and I will do what I say.”

Voters on Tuesday will decide whether to take him up on that offer, but late polling showed Markey extending his lead over Gomez among likely voters, with one poll from UMass Lowell declaring the Malden Democrat ahead by as many 20 points. Few believe the margin will be that large, and it’s still unclear whether the probationary term would count against Gomez’s self-imposed term limit pledge should he manage to derail Markey. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - June 22, 2013 at 5:18 am

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State House News Service Weekly Roundup: Olde Home Days

His was not the story of Deval Patrick, or Mitt Romney or Bill Weld. 

Argeo Paul Cellucci started local on the Board of Selectmen in his beloved town of Hudson and worked his way up: state representative, state senator, lieutenant governor, governor, ambassador. He was the Calvin Coolidge of his time, according to former Minority Leader Richard Tisei, and Democrats, Republicans and Canadians, alike, loved and respected him for it.

Cellucci passed away last weekend after a battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease at the age of 65, and on Thursday he became the 13th public figure to lie in state under the State House rotunda. The memorial service and public viewing for the former governor drew a who’s-who to Beacon Hill, including Romney, Michael Dukakis, Jane Swift, faces from the Weld and Cellucci administrations who haven’t seen the inside of the capitol since the late 1990s, and even William Bulger and his old Senate rival David Locke. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - June 15, 2013 at 4:18 am

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State House News Service Weekly Roundup: When You’ve Had a Bad Day

Gabriel Gomez and Rep. Edward Markey will face off in the U.S. Senate special election June 25.

It could have been a turning point in the race, the moment when the lights flicked on and the much-anticipated contest finally lived up to expectations for a U.S Senate race.

Would Congressman Edward Markey would finally slam the door on Gabriel Gomez and dash the GOP’s dream of Scott Brown redux? Could Gomez shine, narrow the polls and entice national Republican donors to start paying attention?

Instead, all anyone wanted to talk about Thursday morning was the thrilling Bruins double overtime victory in Game 3 of the NHL Eastern Conference finals. Tuukka Rask as a write-in?

At long last, Markey and Gomez shared the same debate stage. In fact, they were so close to each other in the WBZ studios they practically shared a podium. It was all Markey could do not graze Gomez as he repeatedly threw his hands up in disbelief. “Look it,” he would say over and over, refuting one charge after another lobbed his way.

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Neither Gomez nor Markey came across as a particularly skilled debater, but Gomez came prepared to try to knock Markey off his game and get under the veteran Congressman’s skin. It didn’t really work. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - June 8, 2013 at 4:51 am

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State House News Service Weekly Roundup: Death With Benefits

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The specter of deceased citizens collecting welfare benefits haunted the marbled halls of the State House this week as Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray tied up the loose ends dangling on his six-and-a-half years with the Patrick administration and Attorney General Martha Coakley sued the Obama administration for allegedly putting fishermen on death row.

Other than that, the arrival of steamy days in Boston ushered in a post-Memorial Day and budget week lull at the State House with the governor out of town, politicos watching two special elections and committees plodding forward with bill hearings while lawmakers wait for word from on high about their next big votes.

Congressman Ed Markey and Republican Gabriel Gomez also continued sniping from a distance in the lead-up to next week’s first debate, with First Lady Michelle Obama and song lady Carole King both in Massachusetts to campaign for Markey.

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Auditor Suzanne Bump released a blockbuster audit of the Department of Transitional Assistance alleging $ 15 million in questionable spending on welfare benefits, including 1,164 cases totaling $ 2.4 million in benefits flowing to enrollees after they were reported deceased or to recipients using a dead person’s Social Security number.  read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - June 1, 2013 at 5:26 am

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State House News Service Weekly Roundup: Exit 10A

The Massachusetts State House.

The rush from Beacon Hill to the westbound turnpike this week had as much to do with two of Worcester’s political sons beating feet from the capitol as with the impending Memorial Day weekend.

As Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray attempted as graceful an exit as possible from politics, fellow Worcester Democrat Rep. John Fresolo made his hasty escape under an ethics cloud feeling “marginalized” by his peers and pressured to resign, which he did.

If not for those two storylines, the focus may have been on the Senate’s breakneck budget debate concluding Thursday night as senators wiped their hands clean of 725 amendments and passed a $ 34 billion fiscal 2014 budget without the need for Senate President Therese Murray to threaten a Friday or Saturday workday.

But on this week in late May, Tim Murray one of his wishes, for better or worse, as the gaze of the Boston political media was affixed firmly for once on central Massachusetts. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - May 25, 2013 at 4:27 am

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