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Machado v. System4 LLC

Docket #SJC-11175
Date December 4, 2012
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JusticesIreland, C.J., Spina, Cordy, Botsford, Gants, Duffly, Lenk, JJ.
Summary Massachusets Wage Act. Contract, Arbitration. Arbitration, Waiver, Damages. Public policy. Federal preemption. Practice, Civil, Class action.
Appealed FromNorfolk Superior Court, Justice Patrick F. Brady
BriefsSee selection available in PDF format at Supreme Judicial Court website
Counsel for Appellant
System4, LLC:  Eric H. Karp, Brigid Harrington
Counsel for Appellee
Machado:  Shannon Liss-Riordan, Claret Vargas, James W. Simpson, Jr.
Amici CuriaeChamber of Commerce of the United States; Massachusetts AFL-CIO; 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 Work Center; Project Voice/American Friends Service Committee; Public Justice, P.C.; Public Citizen, Inc.; New England Legal Foundation

OpinionClick to link to the slip opinion of the Supreme Judicial Court, in PDF format (requires Adobe Acrobat)
Link to rehearing opinion issues Aug. 1, 2013

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