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 SEPTEMBER 21, 2009
Joanne Law v. Daniel Griffith
In this tort action arising from an automobile accident, whether a Superior Court judge correctly limited the plaintiff's evidence of the reasonable value of medical services provided to the amounts actually paid by the insurer and accepted by the medical service providers; whether amounts written off by medical service providers above what was accepted as payment implicate the collateral source rule so as to prevent a reduction of a damage claim to the amount actually paid, rather than billed, for medical services.
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