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GGNSC Administrative Services, LLC v. Schrader
SJC-12714Argue Date: Friday October 4, 2019
*Summary: Torts; Wrongful Death-- In a matter certified to the Supreme Judicial Court by the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, whether a wrongful death claim of the decedent's heirs is derivative or independent of the decedent's claim and whether the claim is subject to arbitration.
Justices: Gants, C.J., Lenk, Gaziano, Lowy, Budd, Cypher, Kafker, JJ.
Appellant: Jackalyn M. Schrader
Counsel for Appellant: David J. Hoey, Esquire John Vail, Pro Hac Vice Attorney
Appellee: GGNSC Administrative Services, LLC
Counsel for Appellee: Justin Amos, Esquire Joseph M. Desmond, Esquire Jonathan Blanton, Esquire
Court Appealed From: Federal Court
Lower Court Judge:
Route to SJC: Direct Entry: Certified Question
Amici Curiae: AARP AARP Foundation Massachusetts Advocates for Nursing Home Reform Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care Justice in Aging N Center for Public Representation National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Professional Liability Foundation, Ltd.
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