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
AMICUS SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN TWO WEEKS BEFORE
THE FIRST DAY OF THE SITTING IN WHICH THE CASE IS SCHEDULED FOR ARGUMENT
Lunenburg Zoning Board of Appeals v. Hollis Hills LLC & another
The issue presented, among others, is whether the Superior Court judge correctly affirmed the decision of the Housing Appeals Committee overturning a decision of the town's zoning board of appeals that had denied a comprehensive permit under G. L. c. 40B, for the construction of 136 apartment units on the grounds that: the plan created a parcel that was noncompliant with zoning requirements of access ( "infectious invalidity"); the plan contravened the town's master plan by unilaterally expanding the sewer district; and lack of regional need.
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|