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Guardianship of Erma

Docket #SJC-10787
Date February 10, 2011
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JusticesIreland, Spina, Cordy, Botsford, Gants, Duffly, JJ.
SummaryMoot question. Practice, Civil, Moot case, Guardianship proceeding. Notice. Guardian, Consent to medical treatment. Incompetent person, Consent to medical treatment. Rules of Civil Procedure.
Appealed FromMiddlesex Probate and Family Court, Justice Spencer M. Kagan
Counsel for Appellant
Ward:  Alice Whitehill Wiseberg
Counsel for Appellee
Department of Mental Health:  William W. Porter, Kiernan E. Joliat
Amici CuriaeMassachusetts Guardianship Association; Comprehensive Family Evaluation Center at Tufts Medical Center; Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee; Center for Public Representation

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

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