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
Paul Leder (d/b/a Spencer Brook Strings v. Diana Rigby & others
Whether the plaintiff, which lost a bid to become the preferred musical instrument rental company for a school district, had standing to sue certain school officials for violating the conflict of interest statute, G. L. c. 268A, § 23(b)(2)(ii) and (b)(3), seeking declaratory relief, injunctive relief and damages; whether the plaintiff demonstrated that it suffered economic injury within the area of concern of the statute in the context of competitive injury, namely, the defendants' use of their official titles and the schools' resources to endorse and provide favorable treatment to the successful bidder, to the exclusion of competitors.
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|