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Court Case Record STEVEN J. SOARES vs. BETHANY L. SOARES 2018-J-0070 UID(e53f)


STEVEN J. SOARES vs. BETHANY L. SOARES Court Case Record

Court Case Number: 2018-J-0070


 
Case Number2018-J-0070
Case TitleSTEVEN J. SOARES vs. BETHANY L. SOARES
Case TypeCivil
StateMassachusetts, MA
CountyBristol Probate & Family
CourtBristol Probate & Family
Court Address
Phone
Field Date02/20/2018
Close Date02/28/2018

Parties

CounselNameType
Ann Ponichtera DeNardis, EsquireSteven J. Soares Plaintiff/Petitioner
Sandra Saunders, Esquire Sheila M. Tierney, EsquireBethany L. Soares Defendant/Respondent
DOCKET ENTRIES
Entry Date Paper Entry Text
02/20/2018 #1 Petition pursuant to G.L. c. 231, ยง 118 filed for Steven J. Soares by Attorney Ann Ponichtera DeNardis.
02/20/2018 #2 Memorandum of law in support filed for Steven J. Soares by Attorney Ann Ponichtera DeNardis.
02/20/2018 #3 Record appendix filed for Steven J. Soares by Attorney Ann Ponichtera DeNardis.
02/27/2018 #4 Opposition to Petition filed for Bethany L. Soares by Attorney Sheila M. Tierney
02/28/2018 ORDER: The plaintiff, Steven J. Soares, has petitioned pursuant to G. L. c. 231, sec. 118 ( first par.) from an order of a judge of the Probate & Family Court dated January 23, 2018, denying plaintiff's Request for Genetic Marker Testing. Only in rare cases will a single justice interfere with the extremely broad, virtually plenary discretion of a trial court judge with respect to matters of discovery and pretrial litigation management. This is not such a case. I detect no clear error of law or abuse of discretion on the part of the trial judge in his determination that the test not be ordered. See generally, Jet-Line Services, Inc. v. Board of Selectmen of Stoughton, 25 Mass. App. Ct. 645, 646 (1986). The petition is denied. (Hanlon, J.). *Notice/Attest/McMahon, J.