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440 Mass. 309 *; 798 N.E.2d 941 **; 2003 Mass. LEXIS 814 ***
HILLARY GOODRIDGE & others 1 vs. DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH & another. 2
Subsequent History: [***1] As Corrected December 4, 2003.
Related proceeding at Opinions of the Justices to the Senate, 440 Mass. 1201, 802 N.E.2d 565, 2004 Mass. LEXIS 35 (2004)
Related proceeding at Largess v. Supreme Judicial Court for Mass., 317 F. Supp. 2d 77, 2004 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 8461 (D. Mass., 2004)
Appeal dismissed by Doyle v. Goodridge, 444 Mass. 1006, 827 N.E.2d 1255, 2005 Mass. LEXIS 228 (Mass., May 27, 2005)
Prior History: Suffolk. Civil action commenced in the Superior Court Department on April 11, 2001. The case was heard by Thomas E. Connolly, J., on motions for summary judgment. The Supreme Judicial Court granted an application for direct appellate review.
Goodridge v. Dep't of Pub. Health, 2002 Mass. Super. LEXIS 153 (Mass. Super. Ct., 2002)
Disposition: Superior court's grant of summary judgment for the Department of Public Health vacated; case remanded to superior court for entry of judgment for the plaintiffs. Entry of judgment to be stayed for 180 days to permit Massachusetts Legislature the opportunity to take any action deemed necessary in light of this opinion.
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