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 DECEMBER 2009
AMICUS SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE ON OR BEFORE NOVEMBER 23, 2009
Patricio Almeida v. Petrini Corporation
In this negligence action involving a workplace injury, brought against the general contractor by an employee of a sub-contractor, the issue presented, among others, is whether a Superior Court judge correctly ordered the employee to testify at his deposition or to waive his claim for lost earning capacity, in circumstances in which the employee had asserted his Fifth Amendment rights in response to certain questions relating to his immigration status.
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|
September 24, 2009