Keyword Search: Disabilities
Argument: October 2010
Question Presented: Whether a retaliation claim may lie under c. 151B where the employee was terminated three years before the employer’s alleged retaliatory action; whether board members may be liable for tortious interference with their own corporation’s contract.
Facts: Plaintiff Psy-Ed, a magazine publisher, employed defendant Kimberly Schive in its Boston office from 1993 to 1996. In 1996 Psy-Ed closed the Boston office and fired most employees. Schive, who …
Argument: September 2010
Question Presented: Whether a workers’ compensation self-insurance group qualifies for payments from the Massachusetts Insurers Insolvency Fund when its excess insurer is insolvent.
Facts: The Massachusetts Care Self-Insurance Group (“MCSIG”) is a self-insurance pool of nursing home care businesses, designed to meet the member businesses’ duties under the Workers Compensation Act. As of 1995 …
Amicus due March 15, 2010 - Argument: May 6, 2010
Question Presented: Whether a witness with a speech-related disability has the right to challenge her exclusion as a witness during trial; whether the judge properly excluded her testimony for inability to give narrative answers.
Facts: The appellant is the alleged victim in the criminal trial of Kofi Agana. The alleged victim suffers from expressive aphasia, a condition that permits her to understand language, but to …