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Court Case Record CITY OF TAUNTON & another vs. TRUSTEE OF BOSTON FINANCIAL TRUST 2013-P-1534 UID(e42a)


CITY OF TAUNTON & another vs. TRUSTEE OF BOSTON FINANCIAL TRUST Court Case Record

Court Case Number: 2013-P-1534


 
Case Number2013-P-1534
Case TitleCITY OF TAUNTON & another vs. TRUSTEE OF BOSTON FINANCIAL TRUST
Case TypeCivil
StateMassachusetts, MA
CountyBristol
CourtBristol Superior Court
Court Address
Phone
Field Date03/27/2013
Close Date10/17/2014

Parties

CounselNameType
Robert G. Funke, EsquireCity of TauntonPlaintiff/Appellee
Robert G. Funke, EsquireCommissioners of Taunton Municipal Lighting PlantPlaintiff/Appellee
Trustee of Boston Financial TrustPro Se Defendant/Appellant
DOCKET ENTRIES
Entry Date Paper Entry Text
09/26/2013 #1 Entered.
09/26/2013 #2 Notice of entry sent.
10/10/2013 #3 MOTION for dismissal of appeal for failure to comply with MRAP 18(b), filed by City of Taunton & Commissioners of Taunton Municipal Lighting Plant.
10/11/2013 #4 RE#2: Denied without prejudice to renewal in the trial court as contemplated by MRAP 18(b), third para. *Notice/attest
10/29/2013 #5 Docketing Statement received from Trustee of Boston Financial Trust. ^
10/29/2013 #6 Motion to defer preparation of the appendix received from Trustee of Boston Financial Trust by email. Rejection email sent for the following reason: The document should not have been e-filed, because the case has not yet been assigned to a panel; a paper copy or copies must be filed with the court instead.
11/01/2013 #7 Motion to defer preparation of the appendix, filed by Trustee of Boston Financial Trust.
11/04/2013 #8 RE#4: The within is treated as appellant's motion to extend time for filing his brief and appendix and is allowed to 12/4/13 by when both documents are due. Notice to counsel.
11/06/2013 #9 Motion to defer designation of the appendix, filed by Trustee of Boston Financial Trust.
11/07/2013 #10 RE#5: See court's 11/4/13 action on #4. *Notice.
12/03/2013 #11 MOTION to extend brief & appendix due date, filed by Trustee of Boston Financial Trust
12/09/2013 #12 MOTION for dismissal of appeal for failure to comply with Appeals Court order entered 11/4/13, filed by City of Taunton, Commissioners of Taunton Municipal Lighting Plant
12/10/2013 #13 RE# 6: Allowed to 03/04/2014. However, it is noted that the record is unclear as to whether the defendant is a lawyer or otherwise authorized to represent himself in his capacity as trustee. See Kitras v. Zoning Adminstrator of Aquinnah, 453 Mass. 245, 250 N.14. Notice sent.
12/11/2013 #14 RE#7: See action on paper #6. *Notice.
02/28/2014 #15 MOTION to Dismiss, filed by City of Taunton, Commissioners of Taunton Municipal Lighting Plant.
02/28/2014 RE#8: The within may be raised as issues in appellee's brief. *Notice.
03/04/2014 MOTION to extend brief & appendix due date, filed by Trustee of Boston Financial Trust.
03/04/2014 MOTION to stay, filed by Trustee of Boston Financial Trust.
03/05/2014 RE#9: The trust cannot proceed without an attorney to represent it. If a licensed attorney files an appearance on behalf of the trust on or before 3/19/14, the motions (#9 & #10) will then be considered without need for refiling. Otherwise, the case may be dismissed. (Wolohojian, J.) *Notice.
03/05/2014 RE#10: See action on #9. *Notice.
03/19/2014 Letter from Michael O'Donnell re: Request for more time to hire an attorney
04/07/2014 RE#11: Appellate proceedings are stayed to 5/7/14 by when a status report is due as to the defendant's effort to obtain counsel. *Notice.