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Town of Sudbury v. Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
SJC-12738Argue Date: Tuesday October 1, 2019
*Summary: Land Use-- Whether a municipality may prevent the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority from granting an easement to a private company for installation of electric lines over a railroad right of way that was taken by the MBTA for public transportation.
Justices: Gants, C.J., Lenk, Gaziano, Lowy, Budd, Cypher, Kafker, JJ.
Appellant: Town of Sudbury
Counsel for Appellant: George X. Pucci, Esquire Jeffrey M. Bernstein, Esquire Audrey A. Eidelman, Esquire
Appellee: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
Counsel for Appellee: Thaddeus Heuer, Esquire Jesse Harlan Alderman, Esquire
Court Appealed From: Land Court
Lower Court Judge: Gordon H. Piper, J.
Route to SJC: Sua Sponte Transfer from Appeals Court
Amici Curiae: NAIOP Massachusetts, New England Power Company and Massachusetts Electric Company, both d/b/a National Grid, The Real Estate Bar Association for Massachusetts, Inc. , The Abstract Club
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