THE SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT IS SOLICITING AMICUS BRIEFS OR MEMORANDA FROM INTERESTED PARTIES IN THE FOLLOWING MATTER PENDING BEFORE THE COURT
ARGUMENT IS SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 2008.
Salem Retirement Board v. Contributory Retirement Appeals Board & another
Whether an employee who suffered a disabling heart attack after receiving a termination notice from her employment of 25 years has suffered a "personal injury sustained...as a result of, and while in the performance of, [her] duties...." for purposes of accidental disability retirement benefits pursuant to G.L. c. 32, § 7; whether the employee is precluded from an award of benefits by the "bona fide personnel action" exception, as prescribed by G. L. c. 152, § 1(7A).
Interested parties may file their briefs in the Office of the Clerk for the Commonwealth, John Adams Courthouse, Suite 1-400, Pemberton Square, Boston MA 02108-1724 (Telephone 617-557-1020). Parties filing amicus briefs are expected to comply with the requirements of Rules 17, 19 and 20 of Mass. Rules of Appellate Procedure. Amicus briefs, to assist the court, should focus on the ramifications of a decision and not solely on the interests of the parties filing such briefs.
|Susan Mellen, Clerk|
June 23, 2008