Mass. Chief Justice Ralph Gants Is Dead At 65

Law360 (September 14, 2020, 3:15 PM EDT) -- Chief Justice Ralph D. Gants of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court died Monday at 65, less than two weeks after undergoing surgery following a heart attack.

The court's six associate justices announced Justice Gants' death in a brief statement Monday afternoon.

"It is with deep sadness that the Associate Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court announce the death of Chief Justice Ralph D. Gants," the statement said. "Our hearts and prayers are with his family."

Justice Gants had been hospitalized after a heart attack on Sept. 4 and underwent surgery. In a statement at the time, he said he expected to...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Related Sections

Government Agencies

Judge Analytics

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!