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Commonwealth v. Life Care Centers of America, Inc.

Docket #SJC-10546
Date March 1, 2010
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JusticesMarshall, C.J., Ireland, Spina, Cowin, Cordy, Botsford, Gants, JJ.
SummaryHomicide. Corporation, Criminal responsibility. Nursing home.
Appealed FromMiddlesex Superior Court, Justice Thomas A. Connors.
BriefsSee selection available in PDF format at Supreme Judicial Court website
Counsel for Appellant
Life Care Centers of America, Inc.:  Don Howarth, Suzelle M. Smith, R. Matthew Rickman, Alathea E. Porter
Counsel for Appellee
Commonwealth:  Randall E. Ravitz
Amici CuriaeThe Joint Commission; American Association of Retired Persons; National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care; The Disability Law Center; Center for Public Representation; Massachusetts Senior Care Association; American Health Care Association; New England Legal Foundation; Massachusetts Association of 766 Approved Private Schools; Professional Liability Foundation, Ltd.; Associated Industries of Massachusetts; Massachusetts High Technology Council; National Consumer Law Center

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

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