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St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Western Massachusetts, Inc. v. Fire Department of Springfield

Docket #SJC-10973
Date January 6, 2012
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Summary Fire prevention. State Building Code. Municipal corporations, By-laws and ordinances, Enforcement of building code. Constitutional law, Home Rule Amendment. Declaratory relief. Practice, Civil, Declaratory proceeding. Administrative law, Exhaustion of remedies.
Appealed FromHampden Superior Court, Justice Cornelius J. Moriarty, II
BriefsSee selection available in PDF format at Supreme Judicial Court website
Counsel for Appellant
Springfield Fire Department:  Thomas D. Moore, Edward M. Pikula
Counsel for Appellee
St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Western Massachusetts, Inc.:  John H. Fitz-Gibbon, John J. Green, Jr.
Amici CuriaeFire Chiefs Association of Massachusetts; State Board of Building Regulations and Standards; New England Legal Foundation; NAIOP Massachusetts

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

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