THE SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT IS SOLICITING AMICUS BRIEFS OR MEMORANDA FROM INTERESTED PARTIES IN THE FOLLOWING MATTER PENDING BEFORE THE COURT
ARGUMENT IS TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED FOR MAY 2008.
AMICUS SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE ON OR BEFORE APRIL 21, 2008.
Commerce Insurance Company, Inc., & others v. Ultimate Livery Service, Inc., & another
The Issues presented, among others, are whether a livery service owed a duty of care to passengers it knew or should have known to be intoxicated but to whom it had not provided alcoholic beverages, upon the passengers' safe disembarkment at the end of the trip; whether it owed a duty of care to protect the public from the consequences of the passengers' intoxication; whether insurance coverage was provided under the livery service's automobile or business owner's policies arising from the "use" of the vehicle or premises.
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|
March 13, 2008