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.
Cathleen Maccrelli & another v. Children's Hospital & others
At issue in these claims, inter alia, for emotional distress and tortious interference with a dead body is the scope of authority under G. L. c. 38, § 4, of the Medical Examiner and his designees in performing an autopsy; and whether the pathologists are entitled to immunity as public employees.
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