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Awuah v. Coverall North America, Inc.

Docket #SJC-10829
Date May 3, 2011
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JusticesIreland, C.J., Spina, Cordy, Botsford, Gants, Duffly, JJ.
SummaryLabor, Wages. Massachusetts Wage Act. Contract, Employment. Workers' Compensation Act, Premium, Costs. Statute, Construction. Public policy. Words, "special contracts", "damages incurred", "franchise fees".
Appealed FromDirect entry; Certified question
BriefsSee selection available in PDF format at Supreme Judicial Court website
Counsel for Appellant
Awuah:  Shannon Liss-Riordan, Hillary Schwab, Ian O. Russell
Counsel for Appellee
Coverall North America, Inc.:  Michael D. Vhay, Norman M. Leon, Matthew Iverson
Amici CuriaeCommonwealth of Massachusetts; Brazilian Immigrant Center; Brazilian Women's Group; Centro Presente; Chelsea Collaborative; Chinese Progressive Association; Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health; Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition; Massachusetts Jobs With Justice; Metrowest Worker Center; Project Voice/American Friends Service Committee; National Employment Law Project; International Franchise Association; Friendly's Restaurants Franchise; Fantastic Sams

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