Court Case Record COMMONWEALTH vs. MICHAEL R BURNS 2011-P-0662


Court Case Number: 2011-P-0662

Case Number2011-P-0662
Case TypeCriminal
StateMassachusetts, MA
CountyBrockton District, PL
CourtBrockton District, PL
Court Address
Field Date05/23/2003
Close Date03/09/2012


Robert C. Thompson, A.D.A.CommonwealthPlaintiff/Appellee
Eric W. Ruben, Esquire WithdrawnMichael R BurnsPro Se Defendant/Appellant
Nona E. Walker, Esquire Inactive Donald S. Bronstein, Esquire InactiveCPCSOther interested party
Entry Date Paper Entry Text
04/15/2011 #1 Transcripts received: NONE
04/15/2011 #2 Entered.
04/15/2011 #3 Notice of entry sent.
05/09/2011 #4 MOTION to stay, filed by Michael R Burns.
05/09/2011 #5 RE#2: Appellate proceedings STAYED to 07/08/2011. Status report to be filed on or before that date. All future filings to be accompanied by proper certificate of service per MRAP 13(c). *Notice.
06/23/2011 #6 Notice of appearance of Eric W. Ruben for Michael R Burns, for the limited purpose of investigating the matter.
06/23/2011 #7 MOTION to extend brief & appendix due date, filed by Michael R Burns.
06/24/2011 #8 RE#4: The within is treated as appellant's motion to continue the stay of appellate proceedings and is allowed to 9/8/11, on or before which date, a status report is due as to the appointment of counsel. *Notice.
08/05/2011 #9 MOTION to withdraw as counsel for Michael R Burns, filed by Eric W. Ruben.
08/10/2011 #10 RE#5: The stay of appellate proceedings is vacated. Counsel is permitted to withdraw, and the appellant is deemed to be proceeding pro se in the appeal. The appellant's brief and record appendix shall be filed on or before 09/19/11. Notice
08/18/2011 Letter from Michael R Burns re: request for a copy of the Appeals Court rules, guide for prospective indigent petitioners for write, & memorandum to petitioners' intending to file write.
08/23/2011 Copy of Pro Se Criminal Appeals Guide & copy of Mass. Rules of Appellate Procedure (printed from reporters website) sent to Michael R Burns this date.
09/07/2011 MOTION to continue stay of appeal's proceedings for 90 days or after December, filed by Michael R Burns.
09/12/2011 RE#7: Appellate proceedings STAYED to 10/24/2011. Status report due 10/24/2011 regarding appellant's efforts to secure appellate counsel. In response to appellant's within stated intention to file three briefs in this matter, the appellant is reminded that a single brief, not to exceed fifty pages in length and containing all arguments on appeal, shall be filed at such time when a briefing deadline is determined. *Notice.
10/20/2011 Status Report, filed by Michael R Burns.
10/21/2011 RE#8: Appellate proceedings STAYED to 12/12/2011. Status report due 12/12/2011. *Notice.
01/24/2012 Notice preceding dismissal: Standing Order Governing Dismissals for Lack of Prosecution.
02/23/2012 ORDER: DISMISSAL under Standing Order Governing Dismissals for Lack of Prosecution.
03/09/2012 Notice of dismissal to Trial Court and parties: Standing Order Governing Dismissals for Lack of Prosecution.
03/15/2012 MOTION to extend brief & appendix due date, filed by Michael R Burns.
03/19/2012 RE#10: This appeal was dismissed on 2/23/12, and notice went to the trial court on 3/9/12. Where the appeal has been dismissed under this Court's Standing Order Concerning Dismissal of Appeals and Reports on All Cases for Lack of Prosecution, the defendant must serve and file a motion to reinstate the appeal which establishes a meritorious appeal. Such motion is due on or before 4/2/12. *Notice.