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Dos Santos v. Coleta

Docket #SJC-11188
Date January 10, 2013
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JusticesIreland, C.J., Spina, Cordy, Botsford, Gants, Duffly, Lenk, JJ.
Summary Negligence, One owning or controlling real estate, Swimming pool, Open and obvious danger, Duty to warn, Standard of care. Practice, Civil, Instructions to jury.
Appealed FromSuffolk Superior Court; Justice Mitchell H. Kaplan
BriefsSee selection available in PDF format at Supreme Judicial Court website
Counsel for Appellant
Dos Santos:  Lisa DeBrosse Johnson, Steven E. Ernstoff
Counsel for Appellee
Coleta:  Mark F. Mahnken
Amici CuriaeBrazilian Immigrant Center; Brazilian Women's Group; Centro Presente; Chelsea Collaborative; Chinese Progressive Association; Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health; Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Association; Massachusetts Jobs With Justice; Metrowest Worker Center; Project Voice/American Friends Service Committee; Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys

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

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