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 MARCH 2009
AMICUS SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE ON OR BEFORE FEBRUARY 17, 2009
Kimberly Dahms v. Cognex Corporation & others
Whether, at the trial of this sexual harassment claim, the trial judge erred: in allowing the employer to use settlement proposals to disprove retaliation; in instructing the jury to return a defense verdict if the plaintiff was a willing participant in sexual behavior in the workplace; in admitting propensity evidence of the plaintiff's dress, speech and conduct; in excluding evidence of the plaintiff's state of mind following the employer's advances on an overseas trip; and in excluding evidence bearing on the employer's veracity.
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|
December 29, 2008