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 APRIL, 2009
AMICUS SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE ON OR BEFORE MARCH 23, 2009
Astra USA, Inc. v. Lars P.E. Bildman
The issues raised, among others, are: when does a private person become a limited public figure for purposes of a claim of negligent libel; whether a company may recoup from its wrongdoing president/CEO costs associated with the company's investigation of that wrongdoing.
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|