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 MAY 2012.
A. John Marabello, Sr. v. Town of Concord Natural Resources Commission & another
Whether a lessee/business operator at a property subject to a zoning enforcement action was entitled to the allowance of a special motion to dismiss pursuant to the anti-SLAPP Statute, G.L. c. 231, § 59H, of a third-party's complaint alleging damage from the lessee's zoning violation; whether the lessee's negotiations with the town and entering into a settlement agreement in response to the town's enforcement order constituted "petitioning activity."
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|