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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. read more

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

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Commonwealth v. Long (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-167-16)

NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.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

15-P-925                                        Appeals Court

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  DAMIEN LONG.

No. 15-P-925.

Plymouth.     September 14, 2016. – November 23, 2016.

Present:  Green, Wolohojian, & Massing, JJ.

Larceny.  False Pretenses.  IntentEvidence, Intent.  Practice, Criminal, Required finding.

Complaint received and sworn to in the Plymouth Division of the District Court Department on December 16, 2011.

The case was tried before James M. Sullivan, J. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - November 23, 2016 at 10:48 pm

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Local Veterans Face Long Waits for VA Benefits

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Returning veterans are now facing a new enemy at home—long wait times for their disability claims.

The waiting times started increasing in 2010 when U.S. troops were withdrawn from Iraq causing a dramatic uptick in first-time filers, according to the Center for Investigative Reporting

The data found that in most regional VA offices, not only did waiting times increase, but they vary dramatically with location: about 508 days in Baltimore, Maryland and 134 days in Fargo, North Dakota. The national average now stands at about 11 months, which is dramatically higher than in 2009 when it was 116 days.

Claims sent to the VA’s Boston office take on average 411.6 days to process a disability claim. That’s more than 13 months before the average claimant gets a decision. 

The backlog has also partly been blamed on the VA still using paper to process their claims. In 2011, the Department started implementing a computerized system in several of its regional offices. However, despite spending $ 537 million on the new program and employing 3,300 claims processors, 97 percent of veterans’ claims are still on paper. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - May 26, 2013 at 9:11 am

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