Court Case Record SARAH ALFORD vs. LINDA POLDOIAN & others 2011-P-1748

SARAH ALFORD vs. LINDA POLDOIAN & others Court Case Record

Court Case Number: 2011-P-1748

Case Number2011-P-1748
Case TypeCivil
StateMassachusetts, MA
CourtSuffolk Superior Court
Court Address
Field Date03/25/2008
Close Date07/02/2012


Steven M. Couch, EsquireSarah AlfordPlaintiff/Appellant
Richard John Shea, EsquireLinda PoldoianDefendant/Appellee
Richard John Shea, EsquireAnne CoyleDefendant/Appellee
Richard John Shea, EsquireMelissa DiFioreDefendant/Appellee
Richard John Shea, EsquireLPJ Realty Company, LLCDefendant
Adam G. Cohen, EsquireJeffrey A. MillerDefendant
Adam G. Cohen, EsquireCapitol Realty Group Inc.Defendant
Entry Date Paper Entry Text
10/11/2011 #1 Entered.
10/11/2011 #2 Notice of entry sent.
10/25/2011 #3 Docketing Statement received from Sarah Alford.
11/10/2011 #4 MOTION to extend brief & appendix due date, filed by Sarah Alford.
11/10/2011 #5 RE#3: Extension to 12/20/2011 granted for filing of brief of Sarah Alford, Plaintiff/Appellant. Notice to counsel.
12/20/2011 #6 SERVICE of brief & appendix for Plaintiff/Appellant Sarah Alford.
01/19/2012 #7 SERVICE of brief (8) or DefendantS/Appellees.
03/14/2012 #8 Notice of 04/04/2012, 9:30 AM argument at John Adams Courthouse, Courtroom 3 (a3) sent.
03/20/2012 #9 MOTION to continue panel hearing, filed by Sarah Alford. ^
03/22/2012 #10 RE#7: Allowed. *Notice.
04/04/2012 #11 Notice of 05/01/2012, 9:30 AM argument at John Adams Courthouse, Courtroom 4 (a4) sent.
05/01/2012 Oral argument held. (Green, J., Grainger, J., Rubin, J.).
05/15/2012 Supplemental Brief filed as requested at Oral Argument received from Defendants-Appellees Linda Poldoian, Anne Coyle and Melissa Defiore.@
05/29/2012 Supplemental brief as to Mass. R. Civ. P. 54(b), filed by Sarah Alford.@
07/02/2012 ORDER: There is substantial legal and, even more, factual overlap between the claims before us and those still pending in the court below. After examining all the relevant factors we conclude that, at least in the absence of "explanatory findings," the decision to provide the "extraordinary relief" of immediate review through certification as a separate and final judgment under Mass.R.Civ.P. 54(b) of the claims before us must be reversed. See Long v. Wickett, 50 Mass. App. Ct. 380, 396, 403 (2000). We have sua sponte sought briefing from the parties on the issue of the propriety of certification under Rule 54(b). They are now in agreement that, under Long, Rule 54(b) certification was inappropriate. Consequently, this interlocutory appeal is dismissed, the entry of separate and final judgment below is vacated and the order allowing the defendants' motions for summary judgment "is to be restored to its interlocutory status under the second sentence of Mass.R.Civ.P. 54(b)." J. B. L. Constr. Co. v. Lincoln Homes Corp., 9 Mass. App. Ct. 250, 253 (1980). (Green, Grainger & Rubin, JJ.). Notice/attest/Hines, J.