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
Lisa Klairmont & another v. Gainsboro Restaurant, Inc., & others
Whether the wrongful death statute, G. L. c. 229, § 2, is the exclusive vehicle for awarding damages for a wrongful death; whether multiple damages and attorney's fees may be awarded in a wrongful death action based on violations of G.L. c 93A; whether a jury verdict in favor of defendants in a wrongful death action precludes a judge from awarding damages to plaintiffs for violations of G.L. c. 93A, based on the same facts. See Specialized Technology Resources, Inc. v. JPS Elastomerics Corp., 80 Mass. App. Ct. 841, 844-846, 851-852 (2011).
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|