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
Willie Evans, executor v. Lorillard Tobacco Company
In this wrongful death action brought by the executor of the estate of a woman who died from lung cancer caused by cigarettes manufactured by the defendant, the issues presented, among others, are: whether there was error in the award of prejudgment interest pursuant to G.L. c. 229, § 11, on the punitive damages portion of the award; whether the interest rate of 12% on the verdict, under G.L. c. 229, § 11 and the punitive damages are so excessive as to violate the Due Process Clause.
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|