THE SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT IS SOLICITING AMICUS BRIEFS OR MEMORANDA FROM INTERESTED PARTIES IN THE FOLLOWING MATTER PENDING BEFORE THE COURT
ARGUMENT IS SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 9, 2009
AMICUS SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE ON OR BEFORE MAY 26, 2009
Joy Silva & another v. Rent-a-Center, Inc., & others
In this certified question, the issue presented is whether "rent-to-own" contracts are governed by the Massachusetts Retail Installment Sales Act, G.L. c. 255D ("RISA"), or by the more recent Massachusetts Consumer Lease Act, G.L. c. 93, §§ 90-93 ("CLA").
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 11, 2009