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 DECEMBER 2008.
AMICUS SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE ON OR BEFORE NOVEMBER 17, 2008
Dean Leavitt & another v. Brockton Hospital, Inc., & others
Whether a hospital and its employees, who, in disregard of accepted practices, discharged a sedated patient post-colonoscopy without an adult escort, owed a duty of care to a police officer who was injured in an automobile accident while en route to aid the impaired patient who had been fatally injured in a separate pedestrian-automobile accident while walking home alone.
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|
October 10, 2008