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Court Case Record RFF FAMILY PARTNERSHIP LP vs. BURNS & LEVINSON LLP & others 2013-P-0026 UID(537d)


RFF FAMILY PARTNERSHIP LP vs. BURNS & LEVINSON LLP & others Court Case Record

Court Case Number: 2013-P-0026


 
Case Number2013-P-0026
Case TitleRFF FAMILY PARTNERSHIP LP vs. BURNS & LEVINSON LLP & others
Case TypeCivil
StateMassachusetts, MA
CountySuffolk
CourtSuffolk Superior Court
Court Address
Phone
Field Date12/20/2012
Close Date01/28/2013

Parties

CounselNameType
Richard E. Briansky, Esquire Amy B. Hackett, EsquireRFF Family Partnership LPPlaintiff/Appellant
Thomas E. Peisch, EsquireBurns & Levinson LLPDefendant/Appellee
Thomas E. Peisch, EsquireMichael MacClaryDefendant/Appellee
Thomas E. Peisch, EsquireFrancis PerkinsDefendant/Appellee
George C. Rockas, EsquireCertain Underwriters at Lloyd'sDefendant/Appellee
DOCKET ENTRIES
Entry Date Paper Entry Text
01/07/2013 #1 Memo: Case file of 12-J-465 filed with 13-P-26.
01/07/2013 #2 Entered. (entered without entry fee per 12-J-465 paper #3) ORDER: The plaintiff seeks review under G.L. c. 231, ยง 118 (1st para.) from a protective order entered by the Superior Court (Billings, J.) on November 21, 2012, protecting communications of the defendant law firm with its in-house ethics advisor from discovery by the plaintiff client suing the firm for malpractice on the grounds of attorney-client privilege. Without suggesting any view on the merits or the disposition of this litigation, because there is a conflict amongst jurisdictions, I believe that the case should be considered by a panel of this court. Accordingly, I grant the plaintiff leave to take an interloctory appeal of the legal question presented to a panel of this Court for decision, after briefing and further argument. See Mass.R.A.P. 5. The plaintiff shall be treated as the appellant and the defendants as the appellees. The matter shall be entered on the docket as 2013-P-26 without the payment of a further fee. The appellant's brief and joint appendix shall be filed no later than January 21, 2013; the appellees' brief shall be filed no later than February 5, 2013; and any reply shall be filed no later than February 10, 2013. No enlargement of time for filing briefs may be requested. The appeal shall be scheduled for argument on February 11, 2013. So ordered. (Katzmann, J.)
01/07/2013 #3 Notice of entry sent.
01/10/2013 #4 Notice of 02/11/2013, 9:30 AM argument at John Adams Courthouse, Courtroom 4 (a4) sent.
01/10/2013 #5 Motion to re-schedule oral argument, filed by Burns & Levinson LLP, Michael MacClary, & Francis Perkins.^
01/17/2013 #6 Notice of 02/07/2013, 2:00 PM argument at John Adams Courthouse, Courtroom 4 (a4) sent.
01/18/2013 #7 Docketing Statement received from RFF Family Partnership LP. (by fax)
01/22/2013 #8 Docketing Statement received from RFF Family Partnership LP. (paper filing)
01/22/2013 RE#5: The within document is to be filed forthwith by emailing a PDF including any attachments and certificate of service to emotions@appct.state.ma.us *Notice.
01/23/2013 Notice of appearance of Amy B. Hackett for RFF Family Partnership LP.
01/22/2013 SERVICE of brief & appendix (1 vol) for Plaintiff/Appellant RFF Family Partnership LP.
01/23/2013 RE#6: The within document is to be filed forthwith by emailing a PDF including any attachments and certificate of service to emotions@appct.state.ma.us *Notice.
01/23/2013 PDF of docketing statement (paper #6) received this date.^
01/28/2013 ORDER: Case transferred to SJC sua sponte. *Notice/Attest.