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 SEPTEMBER 2009
AMICUS SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE ON OR BEFORE AUGUST 17, 2009
Robert L. Fronk & others v. John F. Fowler & others
The issues presented are whether the defendants are entitled to attorneys' fees pursuant to G. L. c. 231, § 6F, for the plaintiffs' prosecution of frivolous claims, as found and awarded by the trial judge; and whether the defendants, who prevailed on appeal, were entitled to attorneys' fees and double costs pursuant to G. L. c. 211A, § 15, and Rule 25 of the M.R.A.P., for the appellants' prosecution of an assertedly frivolous appeal.
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