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 FALL 2009
AMICUS SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE ON OR BEFORE AUGUST 17, 2009
City of Lynn v. Lynn Police Association
Whether a Superior Court judge erred in affirming an arbitration award that ordered the city to pay salary benefits; whether the city would have been in violation of Chapter 8 of the Acts of 1985 ("Lynn Bailout Act"), and G. L. c. 44 (Municipal Finance Act) if it had expended a community policing grant to repay concessions that officers had made to avert layoffs in that fiscal year, without having appropriated money for that use.
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|
May 20, 2009