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Maffei v. Roman Catholic Archbishop of Boston

Docket #SJC-09807
Date February 8, 2007
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JusticesMarshall, C.J., Greaney, Ireland, Spina, Cowin, Cordy, JJ.
SummaryReligion. Constitutional law, Freedom of religion. Jurisdiction, Ecclesiastical controversy. Practice, Civil, Standing. Trust, Charitable trust, Constructive trust, Resulting trust. Charity. Attorney General. Frauds, Statute of. Negligence, Misrepresentation.
Appealed FromMiddlesex Superior Court, Justice Herman J. Smith
Counsel for Appellant
Maffei:  Paul S. Hughes, Joseph L. Balliro, Jr.
Counsel for Appellee
Roman Catholic Archbishop of Boston:  Francis J. O'Connor, Mark C. Rogers, Wilson D. Rogers, Jr.
Amici CuriaeGrace Corrigan, Jacqueline Lemmerhirt, Thomas T. Tierney, Mary Akoury, Donald J. Gustafson, Anna O'Leary,J Jon Rogers, James Donohue, James Clifford, Council of Parishes

OpinionClick to link to the slip opinion of the Supreme Judicial Court, in PDF format (requires Adobe Acrobat)

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