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Court Case Record DAVID MONGEAU vs. JILL COURVILLE 2016-J-0076 UID(88a8)


DAVID MONGEAU vs. JILL COURVILLE Court Case Record

Court Case Number: 2016-J-0076


 
Case Number2016-J-0076
Case TitleDAVID MONGEAU vs. JILL COURVILLE
Case TypeCivil
StateMassachusetts, MA
CountyNorfolk Probate & Family
CourtNorfolk Probate & Family
Court Address
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Field Date02/19/2016
Close Date02/23/2016

Parties

CounselNameType
Matthew P. Barach, Esquire Kirsten M. Demoga, EsquireDavid MongeauPlaintiff/Petitioner
Beth M. Nussbaum, EsquireJill CourvilleDefendant/Respondent
Joan M. Canavan, EsquireChild IOther/respondent
Jeffrey C. Melick, EsquireChild IIOther/respondent
DOCKET ENTRIES
Entry Date Paper Entry Text
02/19/2016 #1 Petition pursuant to M.G.L. c. 231, § 118 with attachments, filed by David Mongeau^
02/19/2016 #2 Memo: Documents filed contain names of minor children.
02/23/2016 MEMORANDUM AND ORDER: In 2013, the plaintiff (father) filed actions in Probate and Family Court for modification of custody and contempt. After two days of trial in which the defendant (mother) was represented by one attorney, the mother -- represented by a new attorney -- filed a motion seeking a mistrial. The trial judge allowed that motion. Seeking to have the trial reinstated at the point the mistrial was declared, the father has filed a petition for interlocutory review pursuant to G. L. c. 231, § 118 (1st para.). Because the father has shown neither an abuse of discretion [1] nor sufficient prejudice to warrant the extraordinary relief he seeks, I deny the petition. (Milkey, J.). *Notice/Attest/Ulwick, J. Footnote 1. See generally, Riley v. Davison Constr. Co., Inc., 381 Mass. 432, 444 (1980("The declaration of a mistrial is within the sound judicial discretion of the trial judge.").