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
Stephen D. Knight v. Raymond L. Beauregard
Whether, in this petition for probate of a copy of a will, the judge erred in applying the lost will presumption, which had not been raised in the pleadings or at trial; whether the judge correctly ruled that the petitioner had failed to overcome the presumption that the original will was destroyed by the decedent with the intention of revoking it.
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