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Monthly Archives: December 2011

“First Complaint” Doctrine Modified Posted on Dec 6

In Comm. v. Aviles, issued today, the SJC announced its intention to modify the first complaint doctrine. “Until now, we have considered the first complaint doctrine to be an “evidentiary rule“…  The admission of evidence in violation of such evidentiary rule, that is, in violation   …Continue Reading “First Complaint” Doctrine Modified