Court Case Record Commonwealth v Donald Raines 2011-P-0691

Commonwealth v Donald Raines Court Case Record

Court Case Number: 2011-P-0691

Case Number2011-P-0691
Case TitleCommonwealth v Donald Raines
Case TypeCivil
StateMassachusetts, MA
CourtWorcester Superior Court
Court Address
Field Date10/14/2009
Close Date05/14/2012


Brett Dillon, Esquire Ellyn H. Lazar-Moore, A.D.A.CommonwealthPlaintiff/Appellee
Brad P. Bennion, EsquireDonald RainesDefendant/Appellant
Entry Date Paper Entry Text
04/20/2011 #1 Motion to waive entry fee, filed by Donald Raines, is allowed.
04/20/2011 #2 Entered.
04/20/2011 #3 Notice of entry sent.
06/03/2011 #4 MOTION to extend brief & appendix due date, filed by Donald Raines.
06/03/2011 #5 RE#3: Allowed to 07/11/2011. Notice to counsel.
07/05/2011 #6 MOTION to extend brief & appendix due date, filed by Donald Raines.
07/05/2011 #7 RE#4: Allowed to 08/16/11. Notice
08/10/2011 #8 SERVICE of brief & appendix, exhibits (2 vols, 2 sets), trans (1 vol, 2 sets) for Defendant/Appellant Donald Raines.
09/09/2011 #9 Motion for enlargement of time in which to file a brief to 11/9/11, filed by Commonwealth.
09/09/2011 #10 RE#6: Extension to 11/09/2011 granted for filing of brief of Commonwealth, Plaintiff/Appellee. Notice to counsel.
11/07/2011 #11 Notice of appearance of Ellyn H. Lazar-Moore for Commonwealth.
11/07/2011 #12 SERVICE of brief for Plaintiff/Appellee Commonwealth.
02/08/2012 #13 Notice of 03/09/2012, 9:30 AM argument at John Adams Courthouse, Courtroom 4 (a4) sent.
03/05/2012 ORDER: Upon entry of this case in the Appeals Court, the clerk's office designated it as fully impounded. However, review of the Superior Court's docket indicates that the case was not impounded in that court. Further, it appears that the case should not be impounded because it is the respondent's appeal from his civil commitment as a sexually dangerous person, per G. L. c. 123A, 14(d), and cases of this nature are not required to be impounded by the statute. Consequently, the docket in this case is hereby changed to "partial impoundment" in the event that the record contains names of victims whose identity shall not be disseminated to the public pursuant to G. L. c. 265, s 24C. The parties' briefs and record appendix must comply with G. L. c. 265, ยง 24C; Mass.R.A.P. 16 (d), 16(m), and 18 (g). By the court 3/05/12 *Notice/Attest.
03/06/2012 MOTION to Dismiss, filed by S.D.P..
03/09/2012 RE#11: The within is treated as a motion to stay appellate proceedings pending counsel's receipt of appellant's certificate of death and is allowed. Status report due on or before 4/10/12 as to the certificate. *Notice.
04/17/2012 Status Report, filed by S.D.P..
04/18/2012 RE#12: Appellate proceedings STAYED to 05/10/2012. Status report due 05/10/2012 regarding counsel's continued efforts to obtain the death certificate. *Notice.
05/09/2012 Letter from Brad P. Bennion re: to dismiss the appeal with a copy of the death certificate for Donald Raines.
05/14/2012 RE#13: Treating the within as a motion to dismiss the appeal, and as such, it is allowed. Appeal dismissed with prejudice and without an award of costs or fees to any party, pursuant to M.R.A.P. 29(b). *Notice/Attest.