Court Case Record FREDDIE LEE DRAYTON vs. COMMONWEALTH 2012-P-1127


Court Case Number: 2012-P-1127

Case Number2012-P-1127
Case TypeCivil
StateMassachusetts, MA
CourtHampden Superior Court
Court Address
Field Date02/14/2008
Close Date04/03/2014


Brad P. Bennion, Esquire Lorenzo Perez, EsquireFreddie Lee DraytonPlaintiff/Appellant
Mary P. Murray, EsquireCommonwealthDefendant/Appellee
Entry Date Paper Entry Text
07/19/2012 #1 Motion to waive entry fee, filed by Freddie Lee Drayton, is allowed.
07/19/2012 #2 Entered.
07/19/2012 #3 Notice of entry sent.
08/30/2012 #4 MOTION to extend brief & appendix due date, filed by Freddie Lee Drayton.
08/31/2012 #5 RE#3: Extension to 10/05/2012 granted for filing of brief of Freddie Lee Drayton, Plaintiff/Appellant. Notice to counsel.
08/31/2012 #6 Docketing Statement received from Freddie Lee Drayton.^
09/26/2012 #7 SERVICE of 7 copies brief & appendix, 2 copies transcripts and 5 copies exhibits for Plaintiff/Appellant Freddie Lee Drayton.
10/24/2012 #8 Notice of appearance of Mary P. Murray for Commowealth.
10/24/2012 #9 MOTION to extend brief due date of Commowealth.
10/24/2012 #10 RE#7: Extension to 02/22/2013 granted for filing of brief of Commowealth, Defendant/Appellee. No further enlargements should be anticipated. Notice to counsel.
02/26/2013 #11 MOTION to strike materials in addendum, filed by Commowealth.
02/26/2013 #12 Motion for leave to file brief late, filed by Commowealth.
02/26/2013 #13 MOTION to file supplemental record appendix, filed by Commowealth.
02/26/2013 #14 RE#8: Referred to the panel designated to decide this appeal. *Notice ^
02/26/2013 #15 RE#9: Allowed and accepted for filing this date. *Notice.
02/26/2013 #16 RE#10: Allowed and accepted for filing this date. *Notice.
02/26/2013 #17 SERVICE of brief & supplemental appendix for Defendant/Appellee Commowealth.
02/27/2013 #18 ORDER: The Hampden Superior Court's docket designated this case as "not public information." Consequently, upon the entry of this appeal in the Appeals Court, the case was designated as fully impounded. See SJC Rule 1:15, § 2(b). Upon review, however, 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. Further, the Superior Court's docket contains no order of a judge impounding the case, see Trial Court Rule VIII, Rule 8, and the Superior Court's notice of assembly did not include a copy of any order of impoundment, see S.J.C. Rule 1:15, § 2(a). For these reasons, it appears that the impounded designation for the appeal should be removed, and the case be placed on the public docket. Each party is granted until fifteen days from the entry date of this order to serve and file a letter in response to this order that states any objection to the removal of the impounded designation, and the legal grounds for such objection. In addition, the letters should identify what, if any, information is contained in the parties' briefs and record appendix that must be redacted or impounded. See G. L. c. 265, § 24C; Mass.R.A.P. 16 (d), as amended, 425 Mass 1601 (1997), 16(m), 425 Mass. 1601 (1997) and 18 (g), 425 Mass. 1602 (1997). *Notice
03/06/2013 #19 Letter from Mary P. Murray re: removal of the impounded designation of appeal.
03/18/2013 #20 RE#13: The impounded designation of this case is hereby removed. Counsel are to file any replacement briefs and/or appendices on or before 4/1/13. *Notice.
03/22/2013 MOTION to allow late reply brief, filed by Freddie Lee Drayton.
03/25/2013 RE#14: Allowed and accepted for filing this date. *Notice.