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The summaries of cases for oral argument were prepared by Marc G. Perlin, Professor of Law at Suffolk University Law School. The summaries are not an official part of the court proceedings, and are presented so that those who access the website will have a general understanding of the legal issues in the cases set for oral argument.

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Chardin v. Boston Police Department
Firearms License-- The petitioner is claiming that denial of his application for a license to carry firearms on the basis of a juvenile delinquency record violates his Second Amendment rights.


Wheatley v. Massachusetts Insurers Insolvency Fund
Insurance; Consumer Protection Law-- Whether the plaintiff is entitled to recover attorney's fees from the defendant under G.L. c. 93A after its failure to effectuate a settlement of plaintiff's underlying negligence claim arising out of an injury at a public school.


Commonwealth v. Domino
Criminal-- Various issues arising out of conviction for failing to register as a sex offender, including whether a guilty plea should be withdrawn where the defendant asserts that he was incorrectly advised that he was required to register as a sex offender.


Sheriff of Suffolk County v. Jail Officers and Employees of Suffolk County
Arbitration; Damages-- Various issues in a claim for back pay by a jail officer who was terminated and subsequently was ordered reinstated by an arbitrator, including whether the officer had a duty to mitigate damages by seeking other employment while out of work.


LeBaron v. Commonwealth
Superintendence Power-- In this superintendence petition, the defendant is claiming that he has been denied the right to a direct appeal of criminal convictions.


Commonwealth v. Santos
  (Reserve Case)
Search and Seizure-- Where the police believe that a person had the authority to consent to a search, whether the police must make a diligent inquiry of the person before searching the premises.

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