THE SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT IS SOLICITING AMICUS BRIEFS OR MEMORANDA FROM INTERESTED PARTIES IN THE FOLLOWING MATTER PENDING BEFORE THE COURT
ARGUMENT IS SCHEDULED FOR SPRING 2013
AMICUS SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN TWO WEEKS BEFORE
THE FIRST DAY OF THE SITTING IN WHICH THE CASE IS SCHEDULED FOR ARGUMENT
Michael Aleo v. SLB Toys USA, Inc.
The issue presented, among others, is whether punitive damages based on gross negligence should be evaluated differently from punitive damages based on wilful, wanton and reckless conduct. See BMW of North America, Inc. v. Gore, 517 U.S. 559, 575, 580, 583 (1996); State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. v. Cambell, 538 U.S. 408, 416 (2003); Dartt v. Browning-Ferris Indus., 427 Mass. 1, 18 (1998); Clifton v. MBTA, 445 Mass. 611, 623 (2005).
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|