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 NOVEMBER 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
Eogan O'Donnell v. Gregory James Compton
In this G. L. c. 209A proceeding, the issues presented, among others, are: whether the defendant and the plaintiff's sixteen-year-old daughter were involved in a "substantive dating relationship," having met in person twice and thereafter communicated electronically for several weeks; whether evidence suggesting that the defendant intended to travel from England to the Boston area to meet with the plaintiff's daughter, to provide alcohol to her and to engage in consensual sexual activity was sufficient to establish "abuse" within the meaning of the statute.
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|