Commonwealth of Massachusetts
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FAMM Inc v Peabody Construction Co Inc et al

Details for Docket: MICV1996-04314
 
Case Information 
Docket Number: MICV1996-04314 Caption: FAMM Inc v Peabody Construction Co Inc et al
Filing Date: 07/24/1996 Case Status: Disposed: by Settlement
Status Date: 08/24/2004 Session: Cv B (11B Cambridge)
Lead Case: NA Case Type: Most
 
Tracking Deadlines 
TRK: A Discovery: 06/30/2000
Service Date: 10/22/1996 Disposition: 03/24/2001
Rule 15: 10/17/1997 Rule 12/19/20: 12/21/1996
Final PTC: 11/11/2000 Rule 56: 09/01/2000
Answer Date: 06/30/1997 Jury Trial: NO
Case Information 
Docket Number: MICV1996-04314 Caption: FAMM Inc v Peabody Construction Co Inc et al
Filing Date: 07/24/1996 Case Status: Disposed: by Settlement
Status Date: 08/24/2004 Session: Cv B (11B Cambridge)
Lead Case: NA Case Type: General contractor surety (149.029)
 
Tracking Deadlines 
TRK: A Discovery: 06/30/2000
Service Date: 10/22/1996 Disposition: 03/24/2001
Rule 15: 10/17/1997 Rule 12/19/20: 12/21/1996
Final PTC: 11/11/2000 Rule 56: 09/01/2000
Answer Date: 06/30/1997 Jury Trial: NO

Parties Involved

7 Parties Involved in Docket: MICV1996-04314
 
Party Involved:   Role:  Defendant
Last Name: Peabody Construction Co Inc First Name:   
Address:   Address:  
City:   State:  
Zip Code:   Zip Ext:  
Telephone:      
 
Party Involved:   Role:  Defendant
Last Name: Seaboard Surety Co First Name:   
Address:   Address:  
City:   State:  
Zip Code:   Zip Ext:  
Telephone:      
 
Party Involved:   Role:  Defendant/3rd party
Last Name: Comm. of Mass. First Name:   
Address:   Address:  
City:   State:  
Zip Code:   Zip Ext:  
Telephone:      
 
Party Involved:   Role:  Defendant/counterclaim
Last Name: Fidelity & Guaranty Ins Co First Name:   
Address:   Address:  
City:   State:  
Zip Code:   Zip Ext:  
Telephone:      
 
Party Involved:   Role:  Plaintiff
Last Name: FAMM Inc First Name:   
Address:   Address:  
City:   State:  
Zip Code:   Zip Ext:  
Telephone:      
 
Party Involved:   Role:  Plaintiff/3rd party
Last Name: Peabody Const. Co., Inc. First Name:   
Address:   Address:  
City:   State:  
Zip Code:   Zip Ext:  
Telephone:      
 
Party Involved:   Role:  Plaintiff/counterclaim
Last Name: Peabody Construction Co., Inc First Name:   
Address:   Address:  
City:   State:  
Zip Code:   Zip Ext:  
Telephone:      
 

Attorneys Involved

4 Attorneys Involved for Docket: MICV1996-04314
 
Attorney Involved:   Firm Name:  
Last Name: Spignesi First Name: John J
Address: 9 Bartlet Street #185 Address:  
City: Andover State: MA
Zip Code: 01810 Zip Ext: 3884
Telephone: 978-470-8545 Tel Ext:  
Fascimile: 978-470-0273 Representing:   
 
Attorney Involved:   Firm Name: MA02
Last Name: Birnbaum First Name: Crispin
Address: One Ashburton Place Address:  
City: Boston State: MA
Zip Code: 02108 Zip Ext:  
Telephone: 617-727-2200 Tel Ext: 3301
Fascimile: 617-727-3076 Representing:   
 
Attorney Involved:   Firm Name:  
Last Name: Spignesi First Name: John J
Address: 9 Bartlet Street #185 Address:  
City: Andover State: MA
Zip Code: 01810 Zip Ext: 3884
Telephone: 978-470-8545 Tel Ext:  
Fascimile: 978-470-0273 Representing:   
 
Attorney Involved:   Firm Name:  
Last Name: Sauer First Name: Jonathan P
Address: 1410 Providence Hghwy Address: Suite 416
City: Norwood State: MA
Zip Code: 02062 Zip Ext:  
Telephone: 781-255-0222 Tel Ext:  
Fascimile: 781-255-9777 Representing:   
 

Calendar Events

30 Calendar Events for Docket: MICV1996-04314
 
No. Event Date:  Event Time:  Calendar Event:  SES:  Event Status:
1 05/16/2000 14:00 Motion/Hearing: miscellaneous B Event not held--scheduled for another date
2 05/24/2000 14:00 Motion/Hearing: miscellaneous B Event held as scheduled
3 06/09/2000 14:30 Status: by clerk B Event held as scheduled
4 10/25/2000 15:00 Motion/Hearing: Rule56 B Event held as scheduled
5 11/10/2000 14:30 Status: by clerk B Event held as scheduled
6 12/05/2000 15:00 Motion/Hearing: Rule56 B Event held as scheduled
7 05/16/2001 14:00 Conf: final pre-trial B Event not held--scheduled for another date
8 06/21/2001 14:00 Conf: final pre-trial B Event not held--scheduled for another date
9 09/24/2001 14:00 Conf: final pre-trial B Event not held--scheduled for another date
10 11/27/2001 14:00 Conf: final pre-trial B Event held as scheduled
11 04/11/2002 16:00 Status: by clerk B Event held as scheduled
12 04/16/2002 09:00 TRIAL: by jury B Event not reached by Court
13 04/22/2002 08:30 Status: by clerk B Event held as scheduled
14 05/30/2002 14:00 Conference: Lobby B Event held as scheduled
15 08/21/2002 14:00 Conference: Lobby B Event held as scheduled
16 11/14/2002 14:00 Conf: review status B Event held as scheduled
17 04/22/2003 14:00 Conf: review status B Event not reached by Court
18 05/05/2003 09:00 TRIAL: jury waived B Event not reached by Court
19 05/12/2003 09:00 TRIAL: jury waived B Event not held-joint request
20 11/03/2003 09:00 TRIAL: jury waived B Event not held-joint request
21 03/22/2004 16:00 Status: Review Annual Fee B Event canceled not re-scheduled
22 03/29/2004 09:30 Conf: litigation contrl B Defendant did not appear
23 03/31/2004 09:00 Conf: litigation contrl B Event rescheduled by court prior to date
24 04/22/2004 14:00 Conf: review status B Event not held-joint request
25 04/30/2004 14:00 Status: Clerk Follow UP B Event held as scheduled
26 05/05/2004 09:00 TRIAL: jury waived B Event not held-joint request
27 08/10/2004 14:00 Conf: review status B Event cancelled - Case Settled
28 09/17/2004 14:00 Status: Clerk Follow UP B Event held as scheduled
29 11/29/2004 09:00 TRIAL: jury waived B Event cancelled - Case Settled
30 02/04/2005 16:30 Status: Review Annual Fee B Event cancelled - Case Settled
 

Full Docket Entries

253 Docket Entries for Docket: MICV1996-04314
 
Entry Date:  Paper No:  Docket Entry: 
07/24/1996 1 Complaint & civil action cover sheet filed 
07/24/1996   Origin 1, Type E09, Track A. 
08/13/1996 2 SERVC RETRND: Peabody Construction Co Inc in-hd 536 Granite St. 
08/13/1996 2 Braintree Mass. 08-05-96 
08/19/1996 3 SERVC RETRND: Seaboard Surety Co in-hd One Memorial Drive,Camb. Ma. 
08/19/1996 3 08-08-96 
08/23/1996 4 Amended complaint of FAMM Inc 
10/29/1996 5 Stipulation to extend time for filing responsive pleadings up to and 
10/29/1996 5 including November 22,1996. 
01/08/1997 6 Default re: Seaboard Surety Co; Peabody Construction Co Inc (no 
01/08/1997 6 answer by 1-88 deadline); Pltf directed to move for appropriate 
01/08/1997 6 judgment by 02/07/97 
01/08/1997   Case status changed to "Needs damage asmnt sched" at answer deadline 
01/08/1997   review 
01/17/1997 7 Assented to Motion to vacate default & to extend time for filing 
01/17/1997 7 responsive pleading up to & including 2/28/97 
01/31/1997   Motion (P#7) allowed (Sandra L Hamlin, Justice) notices 02/03/97 
02/28/1997 8 Joint motion to extend the time for filing of responsive pleadings 
03/06/1997   Motion (P#8) allowed (Sandra L Hamlin, Justice) notices 03/06/97 
05/12/1997 9 Joint motion to extend the time for filing of responsive pleadings 
05/23/1997   Motion (P#9) allowed (Maria I Lopez, Justice) notices 05/27/97 
07/24/1997 10 ANSWER: Peabody Construction Co Inc (Defendant) to Amended Complaint 
07/24/1997   ANSWER: Seaboard Surety Co (Defendant) to Amended Complaint. 
07/24/1997 11 COUNTERCLAIM of Peabody Construction Co., Inc. v Plf. FAMM, Inc. 
07/24/1997 12 Complaint of 3d-party Plf Peabody Construction Co. Inc. v 
07/24/1997 12 Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Filing fee of $175.00 rec'd. 
08/07/1997 13 ANSWER by Plf. to COUNTERCLAIM of Def. Peabody Const. Co., Inc. 
08/15/1997 14 SERVC RETRND (3rd pty summons): Comm. of Mass. by cert mail copy of 
08/15/1997 14 return receipt attached, Mass Highway Dept., 10 Park Plaza, Suite 
08/15/1997 14 3170, Boston, 07-25-97 and Atty General's Office, 1 Ashburton Place, 
08/15/1997 14 20th Floor, Boston 07-24-97 
09/11/1997 15 ANSWER by (3d pty def) Comm. of Mass. to 3rd Pty Complaint of Peabody 
09/11/1997 15 Const. Co., Inc. 
05/15/1998 16 Plaintiff's motion to extend time standards for additional six months 
05/15/1998 16 and Superior Court 9A Affidavit as to Plaintiff's Motion to Extend 
05/15/1998 16 Time Standards. 
05/19/1998   Motion (P#16) allowed; see Order (van Gestel, J.) notices sent 
05/19/1998   05/20/98 
05/19/1998 17 ORDER on Plff's Motion to Extend Time Standards: This matter having 
05/19/1998 17 come before the Court, it is hereby ordered that this motion is 
05/19/1998 17 allowed and that the following time standards will be amended for the 
05/19/1998 17 further processing of this case. Discovery, presently scheduled to 
05/19/1998 17 end September 12, 1998, will be extended to March 12, 1999. Summary 
05/19/1998 17 judgment motions, presently scheduled to be heard by November 11, 
05/19/1998 17 1998, will be extended to May 11, 1999. Final pretrial conference, 
05/19/1998 17 presently tentatively scheduled for March 11, 1999, will be extended 
05/19/1998 17 to September 11, 1999. Case disposal, presently tentatively scheduled 
05/19/1998 17 for July 24, 1999, will be extended to January 24, 2000 (van Gestel, 
05/19/1998 17 J.) copies mailed 05/20/98 
09/25/1998   See lead case #96-1837, paper #21 (on copy) - "Deft, FAMM, Inc.'s And 
09/25/1998   Third-Party Deft Fidelity and Guaranty Insurance Company's Motion To 
09/25/1998   Sever Crossclaims and Third-Part Complaint and Consolidate With MICV 
09/25/1998   96-4314" is: ALLOWED by consent in open court. (Kottmyer, J.) notices 
09/25/1998   sent 10/1/98 
01/11/1999 18 Plaintiff's motion to extend time standards and assented to and 
01/11/1999 18 Affidavit pursuant to Superior Court Rule 9A 
01/15/1999   Motion (P#18) allowed by consent (White, J) copies mailed 1/15/99 
06/14/1999 19 Plff's Motion to extend time for standards an additional 6 months 
06/14/1999 19 (Assented to), rule 9A affidavit of compliance 
06/24/1999   Motion (P#19) allowed by consent (White, J) copies mailed 6/24/99 
07/30/1999   See Case NO. 96-01837, paper #38 MEMORANDUM OF DECISION AND ORDER ON 
07/30/1999   PLFF'S MOTION FOR ENTRY OF FINAL JUDGMENT WITHOUT DELAY FOR 
07/30/1999   REASONABLE LEGAL FEES AND EXPENSES PURSUANT TO M.R.C.P. 54(b) and 
07/30/1999   See Case No. 96-01837, paper #36 
08/17/1999 20 Deft/plff-in-counterclaim Peabody Construction Co Inc's ASSENTED to 
08/17/1999 20 Motion to add Fidelity & Guaranty Insurance Company as a 
08/17/1999 20 deft-in-counterclaim 
08/19/1999   Motion (P#20) allowed (Regina L Quinlan, Justice) copies mailed 
08/19/1999   8/20/9 
08/26/1999   See Case No. 96-01837, paper #39 Judgment on Findings by the Court 
09/03/1999 21 ANSWER by Fidelity & Guaranty Ins Co to COUNTERCLAIM of Peabody 
09/03/1999 21 Construction Co., Inc 
11/18/1999 22 Plff's Motion to extend time standards for an additional 4 months, 
11/18/1999 22 rule 9A affidavit (UNOPPOSED BY ALL PARTIES) 
11/30/1999   Motion (P#22) allowed (Hamlin, J.) 
11/30/1999 23 ORDER Order on plff's motion to extend time standards (Hamlin, J.) 
04/07/2000 24 Plff's assented to motion to Extend Time Standards (60 days), and 9A 
04/07/2000 24 Affidavit 
06/01/2000 25 ORDER ON PLAINTIFF'S MOTION TO EXTEND TIME STANDARDS: This matter 
06/01/2000 25 having come before the Court, it is hereby ordered after a hearing on 
06/01/2000 25 this matter that this motion is allowed and that the following time 
06/01/2000 25 standards will be amended for the further processing of this case 
06/01/2000 25 with such additional orders as follows: Discovery, presently 
06/01/2000 25 scheduled to end May 12, 2000 will be extended to June 30, 2000; 
06/01/2000 25 Summary judgment motions, presently scheduled to be heard by July 11, 
06/01/2000 25 2000 will be served on opposing counsel by September 1, 2000; 
06/01/2000 25 Opposition to summary judgment motions to be served on counsel by 
06/01/2000 25 October 13, 2000; Hearing on summary judgment motion(s) on October 
06/01/2000 25 25, 2000; Joint Pretrial Memo to be filed by October 25, 2000. 
06/01/2000 25 Further orders for time standars and case milestones to be made on or 
06/01/2000 25 after October 25, 2000 hearing. The clerk's office is directed to 
06/01/2000 25 issue a new time standards order reflecting these changes and 
06/01/2000 25 transmit a copy of the same to the parties. approved by the Court 
06/01/2000 25 (McHugh, J) copies mailed 6/2/2000 
06/27/2000 26 PROCEDURAL ORDER: Following the pretrial conference held in the 
06/27/2000 26 captioned action on May 24, 2000, and confirming the Order that day 
06/27/2000 26 entered in open court, it is hereby ORDERED as follows: 1. All 
06/27/2000 26 discovery is to be completed no later than June 30, 2000. 2. All 
06/27/2000 26 motions for summary judgment shall be served no later than September 
06/27/2000 26 1, 2000. Responses shall be served no later than October 13, 2000. 3. 
06/27/2000 26 The parties shall prepare and file a joint pretrial memorandum 
06/27/2000 26 conforming to the requirements of Appendix A to Superior Court 
06/27/2000 26 Standing Order 1-88, as amended, no later than October 25, 2000 and 
06/27/2000 26 shall attend a pretrial conference that day at 2:00 p.m. Pending 
06/27/2000 26 motions for summary judgment will be heard at that time. (James F. 
06/27/2000 26 McHugh, Justice of Superior Court) dated June 23, 2000, as of May 24, 
06/27/2000 26 2000 nunc pro tunc, entered on docket and copies mailed 6/27/2000 
10/26/2000 27 Motion for Partial Summary Judgment pursuant to Mass.R.Civ.P. 56 by 
10/26/2000 27 Peabody Construction Co Inc; Memorandum in support of; Afidavit of 
10/26/2000 27 DelLaluc; Summary of Material fact and Controlling Law; Plff's 
10/26/2000 27 opposition to Motions for summary judgment of Peabody and 
10/26/2000 27 Commonwealth ; Brief in opposition; affidavit of Ann H. Gavin; 
10/26/2000 27 Affidavit of Michael A. Taylor, Affidvit of Jonathan Sauer; affidavit 
10/26/2000 27 of F. Paul Gavin, Plflf's additional statements of Material Fact and 
10/26/2000 27 Legal Principles 
10/26/2000 28 Motion of Peabody Construction Co. Inc to enlarge the time for filing 
10/26/2000 28 its motion for partial Summary Judgment and rescheduling the hearing 
10/26/2000 28 to November 30, 2000. 
10/26/2000 29 Commonwealth's emergency motion to enlarge time to Court 25 th to 
10/26/2000 29 file its motion for summary judgment 
10/26/2000   Motion (P#29) allowed (Julian T. Houston, Justice). Notices mailed 
10/26/2000   10/27/2000 
10/26/2000 30 Commonwealth's motion for summary judgment , memorandum of law 
10/26/2000 30 statement pursuant to Rule 9a (b)(5)' opposition, memorandum in 
10/26/2000 30 opposition, response to Commonweath's statement pursuant to rule 9a 
10/26/2000 30 (b)(5) 
02/14/2001 31 MEMORANDUM OF DECISION AND ORDER ON THIRD PARTY DEFENDANT'S MOTION 
02/14/2001 31 FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT AND DEFENDANT'S PARTIAL MOTION FOR SUMMARY 
02/14/2001 31 JUDGMENT: which see, ORDER: For the reasons stated above, it is 
02/14/2001 31 hereby ORDERED that the Commonwealth's motion for summary judgment be 
02/14/2001 31 ALLOWED. Furthermore, it is ORDERED that defendant Peabody 
02/14/2001 31 Construction Company's motion for summary judgment be ALLOWED in part 
02/14/2001 31 and DENIED in part. For purposes of trial, it has been established as 
02/14/2001 31 a matter of law that plaintiff, FAMM, Inc. failed to comply with the 
02/14/2001 31 notice provisions of the parties' agreement. Whethere notice would 
02/14/2001 31 have been futile, however, remains to be determined by the trier of 
02/14/2001 31 fact; therefore, FAMM's extra work claims must proceed to trial. 
02/14/2001 31 (Julian T. Houston, Justice of the Superior Court) dated 2/13/01, 
02/14/2001 31 entered on docket and copies mailed 2/14/01 
05/14/2001 32 Plff Famm, Inc.'s Motion to Continue the Pre-trial of this case 
05/14/2001 32 Pending Resolution of Third Party Deft Commonwealth of Massachusetts' 
05/14/2001 32 Rule 54 (b) Motion for Final and Separate Judgment as to the 
05/14/2001 32 Dismissal of the The Third Party Complaint and of any Appeal Arising 
05/14/2001 32 From any Judgment Entering After the Motion is Heard. 
05/29/2001   Motion (P#32) Allowed. The new PTC date is 9/24/01, 2:00 pm (John C. 
05/29/2001   Cratsley, Justice). Notices mailed May 30, 2001 
09/04/2001 33 Plaintiff Famm, Inc,'s (Unopposed) Motion to continue the Pretrial of 
09/04/2001 33 this case pending resolution of its Motion for Reconsideration of the 
09/04/2001 33 Summary Judgment order issued against Peabody Construction Co. Inc. 
09/04/2001 33 Dismissing the Third Party Complaint. 
09/06/2001   Motion (P#33) Denied. Parties to appear through Counsel for status. 
09/06/2001   (Regina L. Quinlan, Justice). Notices mailed September 12, 2001 
09/12/2001 34 Plaintiff Famm, Inc.'s Motion for reconsideration and brief 
09/12/2001 34 supporting the same as to the Court's decision on summary judgment 
09/12/2001 34 dismissing the Third-Party complaint against the Commonwealth, 
09/12/2001 34 Affidavit of Jonathan Sauer in support, Opposition of the 
09/12/2001 34 Commonwealth, Memo of Peabody Construction Co. Inc. in support, And 
09/12/2001 34 Plaintiff's MOTION to file responsive memo to Commonwealth's oposition 
09/24/2001   Motion (P#34) DENIED. dated 9/12/01 (Houston, J.) n/m 9/24/01 
11/27/2001 35 Pretrial Memorandum: filed in court 
03/13/2002 36 Letter from Atty Jonathan P. Sauer stating that this case can not go 
03/13/2002 36 to mediation and that it should be a Jury Waived case. 
03/21/2002 37 Letter from John J. Spignesi dated 3/18/02 requesting hearing with 
03/21/2002 37 Judge Sanders to determine whether to proceed with the issues on 
03/21/2002 37 appeal or prepare for trial 
08/16/2002 38 Motion (and Supporting Memorandum) of FAMM, Inc. and Fidelity and 
08/16/2002 38 Guaranty Insurance Company to Report Two Legal Questions to the 
08/16/2002 38 Appeals Court for Determination Prior to Trial, Affidavit of Jonathan 
08/16/2002 38 Sauer in Support of Motion by FAMM, inc. and Fidelity and Graranty 
08/16/2002 38 Insurance Company to Report two Question to the Appeals Court Prior 
08/16/2002 38 to Trial, 9A Affidavit as to Plff 
08/21/2002   Hearing on (P#38) motion to report two questions to appeals court 
08/21/2002   held, matter taken under advisement. (Julian T. Houston, Justice) 
09/09/2002 39 MEMORANDUM OF DECISION AND ORDER ON PLAINTIFF AND 
09/09/2002 39 DEFENDANT-IN-COUNTERCLAIM'S MOTION TO REPORT TWO LEGAL QUESTIONS TO 
09/09/2002 39 THE APPEALS COURT FOR DETERMINATION PRIOR TO TRIAL: which see (5 
09/09/2002 39 pages) ORDER: For the reasons stated above, it is hereby ORDERED that 
09/09/2002 39 the plaintiff and defendant-in-counterclaim's motion to report two 
09/09/2002 39 legal questions to the Appeals Court for determination prior to trial 
09/09/2002 39 be DENIED. (Julian T. Houston, Justice of the Superior Court) copies 
09/09/2002 39 mailed 
04/09/2003 40 Plff's motion to continue trial from May 12, 2003 until on or after 
04/09/2003 40 November 1, 2003, letter dated 4/9/03 from Atty Sauer (plff) 
04/09/2003 40 stating that this motion was assented to 
04/11/2003   MOTION (P#40) Allowed as assented to and as first request for 
04/11/2003   continuance. (Leila R. Kern, Justice). dated 4/10/03 entered on 
04/11/2003   docket and Notices mailed April 11, 2003 
09/09/2003 41 Plff's UNOPPOSED MOTION to continue trial from 11/3/03 until on or 
09/09/2003 41 after 5/3/04, rule 9A affidavit 
09/16/2003   MOTION (P#41) Allowed without opposition. The clerk will assign a 
09/16/2003   trial date in May 2004, frist case out, no further continuances. 
09/16/2003   (Stephen E Neel, Justice). Notices mailed September 16, 2003 
02/04/2004   Notice of Annual Civil Litigation Fee mailed to plaintiff's attorney 
02/04/2004   Jonathan P Sauer on February 04, 2004. 
02/11/2004   Annual Civil Litigation fee in the sum of $120.00 paid by the 
02/11/2004   plaintiff's attorney Jonathan P Sauer on February 11, 2004 
02/11/2004   Annual Civil Litigation fee in the sum of $120.00 paid by the 
02/11/2004   plaintiff's attorney Jonathan P Sauer on February 17, 2004 
04/09/2004 42 Plff's emergency motion to continue trial from May 5, 204 until on or 
04/09/2004 42 after Novermber 1, 2004 
04/12/2004   MOTION (P#42) Motion denied to be filed under the guidelines of 
04/12/2004   Superior Court 9a (Smith, Jr., Justice) dated 4/9/04 entered on 
04/12/2004   docket and . Notices mailed April 12, 2004 
04/13/2004 43 Assented to Plaintiff's Motion to continue trial from May 5, 2004 
04/13/2004 43 until on or after November 1, 2004 
04/15/2004   MOTION (P#43) Allowed as requested. the clerk shall set a November, 
04/15/2004   2004 tral dated. there shall be no further continuances. (Herman J. 
04/15/2004   Smith, Jr., Justice). Notices mailed April 16, 2004 
04/23/2004 44 Pre-trial ORDER: This action is scheduled for jury-waived trial on 
04/23/2004 44 May 5, 2004. For the purposes of conducting the trial in as orderly a 
04/23/2004 44 manner as possible, and conserving the resources of the Court and all 
04/23/2004 44 parties, the Court orders that counsel for the parties file the 
04/23/2004 44 following not later than the close of business on May 3, 2004. 1. 
04/23/2004 44 Each side's proposed findings of fact. These shall be presented in 
04/23/2004 44 short, numbered paragraphs and shall be confined to matters of 
04/23/2004 44 subsidiary, rather than ultimate, fact and shall not include matters 
04/23/2004 44 of characterization or argument. All subsidiary facts that the 
04/23/2004 44 proposing side will ask the Court to find shall be included. For 
04/23/2004 44 each statement of fact, reference shall be made to the idenity of the 
04/23/2004 44 witness whose testimony will provide evidence of the fact or 
04/23/2004 44 identification of the proposed exhibit that will be offered in 
04/23/2004 44 support of the fact. 2. Each side's response to the other side's 
04/23/2004 44 proposed findings of fact, consisting solely of the word "disputed" 
04/23/2004 44 or "undisputed", and, if the former, reference to the evidentiary 
04/23/2004 44 basis of the proposed dispute. Such evidentiary basis may be in the 
04/23/2004 44 form of a reference to a witness who is expected to testify to the 
04/23/2004 44 contrary, a proposed exhibit indicating to the contrary, or an 
04/23/2004 44 indication that the party questions whether the proposing side's 
04/23/2004 44 evidence will support the fact. 3. A binder containing copies of 
04/23/2004 44 all exhibits that counsel agree may be admitted at trial. 4. A 
04/23/2004 44 binder containing copies of all exhibits hat either side proposes to 
04/23/2004 44 be admitted at trial to which the other side objects, along witth a 
04/23/2004 44 brief Statment, with respect to each such document, of the ground of 
04/23/2004 44 the obection. 5. Each side's proposed rulings of law, providing 
04/23/2004 44 citations to all authorities that side seeks to have the Court 
04/23/2004 44 consider. Submission of these materials will require consultation and 
04/23/2004 44 cooperation between counsel. The Court expects that counsel will 
04/23/2004 44 confer and reach agreement regarding the sequence and timing of 
04/23/2004 44 exchanges of materials. If ounsel are unable to reach such 
04/23/2004 44 agreement, either may so inform the clerk, and the Court will enter a 
04/23/2004 44 further order. Those facts identified as undisputed by means of the 
04/23/2004 44 documents set forth in paragraphs 1 and 2 hereof shall be treated as 
04/23/2004 44 stipulated. Exhibits to be admitted at trial shall be limited to 
04/23/2004 44 those provided in the two binders described in paragraphs 3 and 4 
04/23/2004 44 hereof. (Garsh, J.) (copies sent 4/23/04) 
08/10/2004 45 Nisi dismissal; agreement or stipulation to be filed by September 09, 
08/10/2004 45 2004 (Herman J. Smith, Jr., Justice) 
08/24/2004 46 Stipulation of Dismissal: Now come the remaining parties - Third 
08/24/2004 46 Party Defendant Commonwealth of Massachusetts having been dismissed 
08/24/2004 46 from the case by Summary Judgment - who hereby stipulate that this 
08/24/2004 46 action, including all claims and counterclaims asserted in this 
08/24/2004 46 litigation, be dismissed with prejudice, without costs to any party, 
08/24/2004 46 all rights of appeal waived.