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Adoption of Garret (and two companion cases) (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-009-18)

NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.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

17-P-79                                         Appeals Court

ADOPTION OF GARRET (and two companion cases[1]).

No. 17-P-79.

Hampden.     October 4, 2017. – January 22, 2018.

Present:  Agnes, Sacks, & Lemire, JJ.

Adoption, Care and protection, Dispensing with parent’s consent, Visitation rights.  Parent and Child, Adoption, Care and protection of minor, Dispensing with parent’s consent to adoption, Custody.  Minor, Care and protection, Custody, Visitation rights. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - January 22, 2018 at 3:53 pm

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Trustees of the Cambridge Point Condominium Trust v. Cambridge Point, LLC, et al. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-014-18)

NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.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-12327

Trustees of the Cambridge Point Condominium Trust  vs.  Cambridge Point, LLC, & others.[1]

Middlesex.     October 5, 2017. – January 19, 2018.

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

Condominiums, By-laws, Management, Common area.  Real Property, Condominium.  Public Policy.

Civil action commenced in the Superior Court Department on April 3, 2014.

A motion for partial summary judgment was heard by Rosalind H. Miller, J.; a motion for reconsideration was considered by her; and motions to dismiss were heard by Peter B. Krupp, J. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - January 19, 2018 at 11:29 pm

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Grand Manor Condominium Association, et al. v. City of Lowell (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-015-18)

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-12294

GRAND MANOR CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION & others[1]  vs.  CITY OF LOWELL.

Middlesex.     October 5, 2017. – January 19, 2018.

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

Hazardous MaterialsMassachusetts Oil and Hazardous Material Release Prevention ActReal Property, Environmental damage.  Limitations, Statute ofPractice, Civil, Statute of limitations.  Damages, Hazardous waste contamination.

Civil action commenced in the Superior Court Department on October 10, 2012. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - January 19, 2018 at 7:55 pm

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Commonwealth v. Cole C., a juvenile (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-008-18)

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

16-P-1645                                       Appeals Court

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  COLE C., a juvenile.[1]

No. 16-P-1645.

Suffolk.     November 8, 2017. – January 19, 2018.

Present:  Milkey, Blake, & Singh, JJ.

Juvenile Court, Jurisdiction.  Jurisdiction, Juvenile Court.  Youthful Offender ActPractice, Criminal, Indictment, Transfer hearing.  Statute, Construction.

Indictments found and returned in the Superior Court  Department on July 5, 2016. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - January 19, 2018 at 4:20 pm

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James B. Nutter & Company v. Estate of Murphy, et al. (and two consolidated cases) (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-013-18)

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-12325

JAMES B. NUTTER & COMPANY  vs.  ESTATE OF BARBARA A. MURPHY & others[1] (and two consolidated cases[2]).

Suffolk.     October 2, 2017. – January 18, 2018.

Present:  Gants, C.J., Lenk, Gaziano, Lowy, Budd, Cypher, & Kafker, JJ.

Mortgage, Foreclosure.  Real Property, Mortgage.

Civil actions commenced in the Land Court Department on October 27, 2015; January 28, 2016; and February 11, 2016, respectively.

A motion for partial judgment on the pleadings was heard by Robert B. Foster, J., and the cases were reported by him to the Appeals Court. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - January 18, 2018 at 10:26 pm

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Kennedy, et al. v. Commonwealth, et al. (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-007-18)

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

16-P-1464                                       Appeals Court

RUTH KENNEDY & others[1]  vs.  COMMONWEALTH & others.[2]

No. 16-P-1464.

Hampshire.     September 19, 2017. – January 18, 2018.

Present:  Vuono, Blake, & Singh, JJ.

School and School Committee, Regional school district, Standing to challenge validity of statute.  Contract, Regional school district, Promissory estoppel.  Constitutional Law, Standing, Home Rule Amendment, Special law.  Municipal Corporations, Home rule.  Statute, Special law.  Practice, Civil, Standing, Declaratory proceeding, Motion to dismiss.  Declaratory Relief. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - January 18, 2018 at 6:52 pm

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Commonwealth v. McGonagle (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-012-18)

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-12292

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  SHAWN A. McGONAGLE.

Suffolk.     October 5, 2017. – January 18, 2018.

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

Constitutional Law, Sentence, Cruel and unusual punishment.  Due Process of Law, Sentence.  Practice, Criminal, Sentence.

Complaint received and sworn to in the West Roxbury Division of the Boston Municipal Court Department on April 3, 2015.

The case was tried before Paul J. McManus, J.

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

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - January 18, 2018 at 3:17 pm

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Sbrogna v. Sbrogna (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-006-18)

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

17-P-194                                        Appeals Court

RALPH F. SBROGNA  vs.  JUDITH L. SBROGNA.

No. 17-P-194.

Worcester.     November 3, 2017. – January 16, 2018.

Present:  Wolohojian, Massing, & Wendlandt, JJ.

Divorce and Separation, Alimony.  Practice, Civil, Motion to dismiss, Complaint.

Complaint for divorce filed in the Worcester Division of the Probate and Family Court Department on June 27, 1994.

A complaint for modification was filed on September 15, 2016, and a motion to dismiss was heard by Leilah A. Keamy, J. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - January 17, 2018 at 3:31 am

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G.G. v. L.R., et al. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-009-18)

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-12418

G.G.  vs.  L.R. & another.[1],[2]

January 16, 2018.

Supreme Judicial Court, Superintendence of inferior courts.

The petitioner, G.G., obtained a civil harassment prevention order in the Superior Court, pursuant to G. L. c. 258E, against L.R.  The order, and subsequent modifications of it, contained various directives addressed to L.R., as well as to L.R.’s employer, P.F.  L.R.’s appeal presently is pending in the Appeals Court; both the Superior Court judge and a single justice of the Appeals Court denied L.R.’s motion to stay enforcement of the order pending appeal. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - January 16, 2018 at 11:56 pm

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Minkina v. Rodgers, Powers & Schwartz, LLP (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-011-18)

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-12407

NATALY MINKINA  vs.  RODGERS, POWERS & SCHWARTZ, LLP.

January 16, 2018.

Supreme Judicial Court, Superintendence of inferior courts.

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

Minkina is the defendant in a civil lawsuit commenced in the Superior Court in Norfolk County by the respondent, Rodgers, Powers & Schwartz, LLP, to collect on a judgment issued by the Superior Court in Suffolk County pursuant to G. L. c. 231, § 6F.  In her G. L. c. 211, § 3, petition, Minkina sought review of several interlocutory trial court orders, including an order denying her motion to recuse and an order allowing a motion for expenses filed by Rodgers, Powers & Schwartz, LLP (related to its efforts to compel Minkina to produce discovery).  The single justice denied the petition without a hearing. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - January 16, 2018 at 8:21 pm

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