Court Case Record LORRAINE POWELL & another vs. A. ERROL JONES & others 2011-J-0071

LORRAINE POWELL & another vs. A. ERROL JONES & others Court Case Record

Court Case Number: 2011-J-0071

Case Number2011-J-0071
Case TitleLORRAINE POWELL & another vs. A. ERROL JONES & others
Case TypeCivil
StateMassachusetts, MA
CourtLand Court
Court Address
Field Date02/18/2011
Close Date05/10/2011


Joseph Lichtblau, EsquireLorraine PowellPlaintiff/Respondent
Joseph Lichtblau, EsquireBarbara WaltersPlaintiff/Respondent
A. Errol JonesDefendant
Aaron AshleyDefendant
Anthony Clayborn Jones JrPro Se Defendant/Petitioner
Entry Date Paper Entry Text
02/18/2011 #1 Motion to waive entry fee, filed by Anthony Clayborne Jones Jr.
02/18/2011 #2 RE#1: Allowed as to the entry fee.
02/18/2011 #3 PETITION purs to GLc 231, s. 118 w/attach, filed by Anthony Clayborne Jones Jr.
03/10/2011 #4 ORDER: "The petitioner seeks interlocutory review of an order of the Land Court (Grossman, J.) denying his Motion for Leave to Amend Answer and Assert Counterclaim (adverse possession). The decision whether to grant a motion to amend is within the discretion of the judge, but leave should be granted unless there is a good reason for denying the motion. See Vakil v. Vakil, 450 Mass. 411, 417 (2008); Manfrates v. Lawrence Plaza Ltd. Partnership, 41 Mass. App. Ct. 409, 413 (1996). . . . Because the judge provided no rationale for his decision to deny the motion, and I cannot discern from the record provided me what the basis may have been for his ruling, I remand the matter to the judge for an explanation of the decision. It is requested that a copy of the explanation be transmitted to the Appeals Court Clerk's Office on or before April 11, 2011." (Lenk, J.) *Notice/Attest/Grossman, J./Image
04/05/2011 Response to the single justice received from Harry M. Grossman, Justice.
05/10/2011 RE#2: In light of the motion judge's April 5, 2011, explanation of his January 12, 2011 decision denying petitioner's motion for leave to amend answer and assert counterclaim, I am satisfied that the judge did not abuse his discretion. The petition is accordingly denied. (Lenk, J.) *Notice/Attest/Grossman, J. *Notice.