|Date ||February 5, 2009 |
|Video||View oral argument with Windows Media Player
|Justices||Marshall, C.J., Ireland, Spina, Cowin, Cordy, Botsford, Gants, JJ.
|Summary||SJC-10261: Anti-discrimination law, Employment, Sex, Termination of employment, Damages. Employment, Discrimination, Termination. Damages, Under anti-discrimination law, Punitive, Remittitur, Future earning capacity. Evidence, Relevancy and materiality. Practice, Civil, Argument by counsel, Instructions to jury. |
SJC-10261a: Anti-discrimination law, Attorney's fees. Practice, Civil, Attorney's fees.
|Appealed From||Berkshire Superior Court, Justice John A. Agostini|
|Briefs||See selection available in PDF format at Supreme Judicial Court website|
|Counsel for Appellant|
|Haddad: Robert S. Mantell, Richard E. Fradette, David E. Belfort|
|Counsel for Appellee|
|Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.: David C. Casey, Stephen T. Melnick|
|Amici Curiae||Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action; Legal Assistance Corporation of Central Massachusetts; Lawyers Committee on Civil Rights of the Boston Bar Association; Massachusetts Employment Lawyers Association; Massachusetts Lesbian and Gay Bar Association; Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts; New England Legal Foundation; Associated Industries of Massachusetts |
|Opinion||Click to link to the slip opinion of the Supreme Judicial Court in case SJC-10261, in PDF format (requires Adobe Acrobat) |
Click to link to the slip opinion in case SJC-10261a, in PDF format