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Recent Decisions From the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

Commonwealth v. Goitia
Date: October 18, 2018
Docket Number: SJC-11572
Costello v. Merrill Lynch Credit Corp.  
Date: October 17, 2018
Docket Number: SJC-12522

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the judgment of the county court denying Petitioners’ petition for relief under Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 211, 3, holding that the single justice correctly denied extraordinary relief. Peti...

Bishay v. Merrill Lynch Credit Corp.  
Date: October 17, 2018
Docket Number: SJC-12554

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the judgment of the county court denying Petitioners’ petition for relief under Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 211, 3, holding that Petitioners demonstrated no error of law or abuse of discretion...

Stacy v. Superior Court Department  
Date: October 17, 2018
Docket Number: SJC-12577

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the judgment of the county court dismissing as moot Petitioner’s complaint for relief in the nature of mandamus, holding that where Petitioner received the specific relief sought in hi...

Saade v. Price  
Date: October 16, 2018
Docket Number: SJC-12513

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the judgment of the county court denying, without a hearing, Petitioner’s petition for relief under Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 211, 3, in which Petitioner sought the dissolution of a memorand...

Robin v. Commonwealth  
Date: October 16, 2018
Docket Number: SJC-12520

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the judgment of the county court denying, without a hearing, Petitioner’s petition for relief under Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 211, 3, holding that the single justice did not err or abuse her...

Gonsalves v. Commonwealth  
Date: October 16, 2018
Docket Number: SJC-12521

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the judgment of the county court denying, without a hearing, Petitioner’s petition for relief under Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 211, 3, holding that the single justice did not err or abuse his...

Quigley v. Commonwealth  
Date: October 16, 2018
Docket Number: SJC-12543

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the judgment of the county court denying, without a hearing, Petitioner’s petition for relief under Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 211, 3, holding that the single justice did not err or abuse his...

Santos v. Commonwealth  
Date: October 15, 2018
Docket Number: SJC-12524

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the judgment of a single justice of the Court denying Petitioner’s petition pursuant to Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 211, 3, holding that the single justice did not err or abuse her discretion...

Panda v. Panda  
Date: October 15, 2018
Docket Number: SJC-12541

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the judgment of a single justice of the Court denying Petitioner’s petition pursuant to Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 211, 3, holding that the single justice did not err or abuse his discretion...

McCants v. Commonwealth  
Date: October 15, 2018
Docket Number: SJC-12553

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the judgment of a single justice of the Court denying Petitioner’s petition pursuant to Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 211, 3, holding that the single justice did not err or abuse his discretion...

Perez-Acevedo v. Commonwealth  
Date: October 15, 2018
Docket Number: SJC-12576

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the judgment of a single justice of the Court denying Petitioner’s petition pursuant to Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 211, 3, holding that the single justice did not err or abuse his discretion...

Commonwealth v. Ruiz  
Date: October 11, 2018
Docket Number: SJC-12404

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue was the correct interpretation of Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 279, 25(a), which requires that a “habitual criminal” - or an individual who has been convicted of a felony and has two prior convictions resulting in state...

Committee for Public Counsel Services v. Attorney General  
Date: October 11, 2018
Docket Number: SJC-12471

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Judicial Court held that the widespread evidence tampering of chemist Sonja Farak at the State Laboratory Institute in Amherst at the campus of the University of Massachusetts compromised the integrity of tho...

Garcia v. Department of Housing & Community Development  
Date: October 11, 2018
Docket Number: SJC-12507

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Judicial Court vacated the order of the trial judge granting a class-wide preliminary injunction concerning the Department of Housing and Community Development’s (DHCD) operation of a shelter program, holding...

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