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Joule, Inc. v. Simmons


Docket #SJC-10712
Date November 1, 2010
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JusticesIreland, Spina, Cowin, Cordy, Botsford, Gants, JJ.
SummaryAnti-discrimination law, Arbitration, Termination of employment. Contract, Arbitration. Employment, Discrimination. Practice, Civil, Interlocutory appeal. Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. Massachusetts Arbitration Act. Federal Arbitration Act. Public policy.
Appealed FromSuffolk Superior Court, Justice Thomas E. Connolly
BriefsSee selection available in PDF format at Supreme Judicial Court website
Counsel for Appellant
(Appearing)
Joule, Inc.:  Thomas A. Reed, Eugene J. Sullivan, III
Counsel for Appellee
(Appearing)
Simmons:  Barbara A. Robb, Nancy S. Shilepsky
Counsel for Intervener
(Appearing)
Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination:  Catherine C. Ziehl
Amici CuriaeMassachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys; Massachusetts Employment Lawyers Association; New England Legal Foundation; Associated Industries of Massachusetts; Commonwealth; American Civil Liberties Union; Charles Hamilton Houston Institute; Fair Employment Project, Inc.; Gay and Lesbian Advocates & Defenders; Greater Boston Civil Rights Coalition; Greater Boston Legal Services Corporation; Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action; Massachusetts AFL-CIO; Massachusetts Law Reform Institute; Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law of the Boston Bar Association; League of United Latin American Citizens-Massachusetts; Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition; National Lawyers Guild, Massachusetts Chapter; Union of Minority Neighborhoods

OpinionClick to link to the slip opinion of the Supreme Judicial Court, in PDF format (requires Adobe Acrobat)

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