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 NOVEMBER 2008.
Stanley Walker's Case
Whether the employee's benefits under G. L. c. 152, § 36 (see Stanley Walker's Case, 443 Mass. 157 ), are to be calculated as provided in G. L. c. 152, § 51A, that is, based on the statutory compensation rate on the date of the final decision that the employee was entitled to benefits, rather than on the date of the injury, August 7, 1995; what was the date of the "final decision" in this case for purposes of § 51A.
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|
August 4, 2008