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275 WASHINGTON STREET CORP., trustees vs. HUDSON RIVER INTERNATIONAL, LLC & another
SJC-11217
CASE HEADER
Case StatusDecided (Full Opinion)Status Date04/30/2013
NatureContract disputeEntry Date05/18/2012
AppellantDefendantCase TypeCivil
Brief StatusBrief Due
QuorumIreland, C.J., Spina, Cordy, Botsford, Gants, Duffly, Lenk, JJ.
Argued Date01/07/2013Decision Date04/30/2013
AC/SJ Number2011-P-0306Citation465 Mass. 16
DAR/FAR NumberFAR-20577Lower Ct NumberSUCV2008-02410
Lower CourtSuffolk Superior CourtLower Ct JudgeCarol Stroud Ball, J.
Route to SJCFurther Appellate Review

INVOLVED PARTY ATTORNEY APPEARANCE
275 Washington Street Corp., tru
Plaintiff/Appellee
Red brief filed
John G. Hofmann, Esquire
Hudson River International, LLC
Defendant/Appellant
Blue brief & appendix filed
Matthew Iverson, Esquire
Bruce E. Falby, Esquire
Laboratorio Lucas Nicolas S.L.
Defendant/Appellant
On brief of another party
Matthew Iverson, Esquire
Bruce E. Falby, Esquire
Arts & Business Council of Great
Amicus
Amicus brief filed
Adam N. Lewis, Esquire
Neil R. Janulewicz, Jr., Esquire
Real Estate Bar Association for
Amicus
Amicus brief filed
Lawrence P. Heffernan, Esquire
John T. Ronayne, Esquire
Danielle Andrews Long, Esquire
Kendra L. Berardi, Esquire
The Abstract Club
Amicus
Lawrence P. Heffernan, Esquire
John T. Ronayne, Esquire
Danielle Andrews Long, Esquire
Kendra L. Berardi, Esquire

BRIEFS
Appellants Hudson River Brief Appellants Hudson River Brief Appellants Hudson River Reply Brief Appellants Hudson River Reply Brief
Appellee 275 Washington Street Brief Appellee 275 Washington Street Brief Amcius Arts Business Brief Amcius Arts Business Brief
Amicus Real Estate Bar Brief Amicus Real Estate Bar Brief  

DOCKET ENTRIES
Entry Date  Paper   Entry Text
05/18/2012 #1 Entered. Notice to counsel.
05/18/2012   Transferred from Appeals Court: Defendants-Appellants' brief and record appendix (3) copies; reply brief (6) copies. Plaintiff-Appelle's brief (3) copies.
05/25/2012 #2 JOINT MOTION TO FILE NEW BRIEF, by 07/13/2012 (appellee: 8/10/12), on FAR, for Hudson River Internationl, LLC by Matthew Iverson. (Allowed)
06/11/2012 #3 ANNOUNCEMENT: The Justices are soliciting amicus briefs. In the circumstances of a commercial lease specifically providing for "cumulative remedies" for any default, whether the landlord may recover "benefit of the bargain" contract damages after terminating the lease and taking possession; whether the landlord may recover damages, including for lost future rent following termination of the lease, from a guarantor of the lease. Argument is scheduled for Fall 2012.
07/05/2012 #4 NOTICE of October argument sent.
07/13/2012 #5 SERVICE of brief & appendix for Defendant/Appellant Hudson River International, LLC by Matthew Iverson and Bruce E. Falby.
08/10/2012 #6 SERVICE of brief for Plaintiff/Appellee 275 Washington Street Corp., trustee by John G. Hofmann.
08/24/2012 #7 SERVICE of appellant's reply brief for Hudson River International, LLC & another by Matthew Iverson, Esquire.
08/24/2012 #8 SERVICE of amicus brief for Amicus Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston, Inc. by Adam N. Lewis., Neil R. Janulewicz.
08/29/2012 #9 NOTICE of November argument sent.
10/09/2012 #10 NOTICE of December argument sent.
11/02/2012 #11 NOTICE of January argument sent.
11/28/2012 #12 ORDERED for Reserve Argument on January 7. Notice sent.
12/06/2012 #13 NOTICE of February argument sent.
12/21/2012 #14 SERVICE of amicus brief for Amicus Real Estate Bar Association for Massachusetts and the Abstract Club by Lawrence P. Heffernan.
12/31/2012 #15 ORDERED for argument on January 7. Notice sent.
01/07/2013   Oral argument held. (Ireland, C.J., Spina, J., Cordy, J., Botsford, J., Gants, J., Duffly, J., Lenk, J.).
04/30/2013 #16 RESCRIPT (Full Opinion): That part of the judgment finding the tenant liable for breach of the lease, and assessing damages for the period before termination of the lease in the amount of $37,176.24, plus prejudgment interest calculated at the lease rate of 6.25 per cent is affirmed. That part of the judgment assessing damages for the period following termination of the lease, and awarding attorney's fees is vacated, and the matter is remanded to the Superior Court for further proceedings consistent with the opinion on file. (By the Court)
05/30/2013   RESCRIPT ISSUED to trial court.

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