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Wrongful death claim goes to court, not arbitration (access required)

In denying defendants’ motion to compel arbitration of a wrongful death claim relating to a nursing home patient, the court said it was not clear whether the deceased’s son signed the agreement as power-of-attorney and, in any event, the arbitration ...

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Grandparents’ challenge to adoption too late (access required)

Grandparents’ objections to an order terminating a father’s parental rights and an adoption order came too late, and their motion for permission to review the adoption file was properly denied by the court for confidentiality reasons. Background The Middlesex Department ...

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Direct appeal to the court is the wrong vehicle for defendant’s claim (access required)

In dismissing a direct appeal, the court noted that because a trial judge granted the defendant the relief he requested, it was up to the Department of Juvenile Justice to comply with the judge’s order, so the defendant’s grievance was ...

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