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 FALL 2012
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THE FIRST DAY OF THE SITTING IN WHICH THE CASE IS SCHEDULED FOR ARGUMENT
Diana D. Merriam & others v. Demoulas Super Markets, Inc.
In this appeal from the denial of declaratory relief, whether the judge correctly ruled that the obligations of a close corporation and its stockholders set forth in the articles of incorporation, with respect to the stockholders' right to dispose of their shares, are determined by contract law rather than by fiduciary principles. See Chokel v. Genzyme Corp., 449 Mass. 272 (2007); A.W. Chesterton, Inc. v. Chesterton, 128 F.3d 1 (1st Cir. 1997); Pointer v. Castellani, 455 Mass. 537 (2009).
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|