MOREY v. MARTHA'S VINEYARD COMMISSION


409 Mass. 813 (1991)

569 N.E.2d 826

TOWNSEND R. MOREY & another vs. MARTHA'S VINEYARD COMMISSION.

Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, Dukes County.

April 18, 1991.


Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Richard W. Renehan (Jane S. Schacter with him) for the plaintiffs.

Michael Halley (Eric W. Wodlinger with him) for the defendant.

Present: LIACOS, C.J., WILKINS, NOLAN, LYNCH, & O'CONNOR, JJ.


LYNCH, J.

The plaintiffs appeal from a Superior Court judgment upholding a decision of the Martha's Vineyard Commission (commission). The commission's decision restricts construction on a lot the plaintiffs own in Edgartown. We transferred the case here on our motion, and we now reverse on the ground that the commission lacked jurisdiction under St. 1977, c. 831, amending St. 1974, c. 637, to review a proposed building on...

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