SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT
for the Commonwealth
Case Docket

FRANCIS J. BEVILACQUA, THIRD vs. PABLO RODRIGUEZ
SJC-10880


CASE HEADER
Case Status Decided (Full Opinion) Status Date 10/18/2011
Nature Miscellaneous Entry Date 01/03/2011
Appellant Plaintiff Case Type Civil
Brief Status Brief Due
Quorum Ireland, C.J., Spina, Cordy, Botsford, Gants, Duffly, JJ.
Argued Date 05/02/2011 Decision Date 10/18/2011
AC/SJ Number 2010-P-1912 Citation 460 Mass. 762
DAR/FAR Number DAR-19297 Lower Ct Number 10MISC427157
Lower Court Land Court Lower Ct Judge
Route to SJC Direct Appellate Review
INVOLVED PARTY ATTORNEY APPEARANCE
Francis J. Bevilacqua, III
Plaintiff/Appellant
Blue br transferred w/case
Jeffrey B. Loeb, Esquire
David Glod, Esquire
Pablo Rodriguez
Defendant/Appellee
No brief expected
The American Land Title Association
Amicus
Amicus brief filed
Mark B. Johnson, Esquire
Wilmerhale Legal Services Center
Amicus
Amicus brief filed
Max Weinstein, Esquire
Paul R. Collier, III, Esquire
Mortgage Bankers Association
Amicus
Amicus brief filed
Richard Oetheimer, Esquire
Thomas M. Hefferon, Esquire
Natalie F. Langlois, Esquire
Attorney General
Amicus
Amicus brief filed
John M. Stephan, A.A.G.
Amber Anderson Villa, A.A.G.
Adam J. Levitin
Pro Se Amicus
Amicus brief filed
Christopher L. Peterson
Pro Se Amicus
On brief of another party
Katherine Porter
Pro Se Amicus
On brief of another party
John A.E. Pottow
Pro Se Amicus
On brief of another party
The Massachusetts Association of Ban
Amicus
Amicus brief filed
Edward Rainen, Esquire
Carrie B. Rainen, Esquire
BRIEFS
Appellant Bevilacqua Brief Appellant Bevilacqua Brief Amicus American Land Title Brief Amicus American Land Title Brief
Amicus Wilmerhale Legal Brief Amicus Wilmerhale Legal Brief Amicus Mortgage Banker Brief Amicus Mortgage Banker Brief
Amicus Attorney General Brief Amicus Attorney General Brief Amicus Levitin Brief Amicus Levitin Brief
Amicus Bank Counsel Brief Amicus Bank Counsel Brief
DOCKET ENTRIES
Entry Date Paper  Entry Text
01/03/2011 #1 Entered. Notice to counsel.
01/03/2011 Transferred from Appeals Court: Plaintiff/Appellant’s brief (5) copies.
01/04/2011 #2 Additional 12 copies of brief filed by Francis J. Bevilacqua.
01/25/2011 #3 NOTICE of April argument sent.
02/04/2011 #4 ANNOUNCEMENT: The Justices are soliciting amicus briefs. Whether a Land Court judge correctly dismissed a petition under G. L. c. 240, § 1, to “try title”, where the plaintiff held a quitclaim deed conveyed after an invalid foreclosure sale of the property by U.S. Bank National Association, which did not hold the mortgage at the time of the sale. Argument is tentatively scheduled for May 2011. Amicus submissions are due two weeks before the first day of the sitting in which argument is scheduled.
03/08/2011 #5 NOTICE of May argument sent.
04/05/2011 #6 ORDERED for argument on May 2. Notice sent.
04/15/2011 #7 SERVICE of amicus brief for Amicus The American Land Title Association by Mark B. Johnson.
04/19/2011 #8 MOTION TO FILE AMICUS BRIEF and TO PARTICIPATE IN ORAL ARGUMENT, filed for Wilmerhale Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School by Max Weinstein, Esquire. (Referred to the justices) The motion to participate in oral argument is DENIED. (By the Court.)
04/19/2011 #9 SERVICE of amicus brief of Wilmerhale Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School by Max Weinstein, Esquire and Paul R. Collier, III, Esquire.
04/19/2011 #10 SERVICE of amicus brief for Amicus Mortgage Bankers Association by Richard Oetheimer.
04/19/2011 #11 SERVICE of amicus brief for Amicus Attorney General by John M. Stephan.
04/20/2011 #12 MOTION OF AMICUS ATTORNEY GENERAL TO PARTICIPATE IN ORAL ARGUMENT, filed for Attorney General by John M. Stephan, A.A.G.. ALLOWED. (By the Court.)
04/22/2011 #13 MOTION TO FILE AMICUS BRIEF, filed for Adam J. Levitin & others by Adam J. Levitin & others Pro Se.
04/22/2011 #14 SERVICE of amicus brief for Amicus Adam J. Levitin & others by Adam J. Levitin & others Pro Se.
04/22/2011 #15 MOTION to participate in oral argument, filed for Mortgage Bankers Association by Natalie F. Langlois, Esquire. DENIED. (By the court.)
04/25/2011 #16 MOTION to participate in oral arguments, filed for The American Land Title Association by Mark B. Johnson, Esquire. (Denied) By the Court.
04/25/2011 #17 MOTION to extend time to file amicus brief, filed for The Massachusetts Association of Bank Counsel, Inc. by Edward Rainen, Esquire, Carrie B. Rainen, Esquire. (Allowed)
04/25/2011 #18 SERVICE of amicus brief for Amicus The Massachusetts Association of Bank Counsel, Inc. by Edward Rainen, Carrie B. Rainen.
04/28/2011 #19 ORDER (By the Court): Upon reconsideration of papers # 8 & 13, the same are allowed. Counsel for each amicus, namely Wilmerhale and Mortgage Bankers, will each have ten minutes of oral argument. Notice sent..
05/02/2011 Oral argument held. (Ireland, C.J., Spina, J., Cordy, J., Botsford, J., Gants, J., Duffly, J.).
09/09/2011 #20 ORDER waiving 130-Day rule. Notice to counsel.
10/18/2011 #21 RESCRIPT (Full Opinion): This case is remanded to the Land Court for entry of judgment consistent with this opinion. (By the Court) Reasons as on file. Notice sent.
11/16/2011 RESCRIPT ISSUED to trial court.

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