Response to Joint Status Report

A brief response to the joint status report filed by the Feoffees and the School Committee.

Appeals – Interveners – 120611 – Response to Joint Status Report

We have already been granted a stay of the appellate proceedings until July 24th, 2012 so this is largely a formality.


Joint Status Report

This is a joint status report of the Feoffees, the School Committee and the AG in which they complain about our appeal and ask the court to order an expedited briefing and hearing schedule, even though it was the School Committee’s own motion to compel that was prolonging the Probate Court action.  As reported in the previous post, the Appeals Court granted our stay of the appeal until July 24th so that the Probate Court could assembly the record.

Appeals – Joint – 120525 – Status Report

Ruling on Intervener’s Motion to Stay

The intervener’s motion to stay was denied by the single justice of the appeals court today meaning, in effect, that the agreement for judgment is allowed to move forward while we pursue our appeal.

Appeals – Court – 120312 – Denial of Motion to Stay

We will be studying the ruling in light of other actions in progress to determine next steps.

Intervener’s Reply to Opposition

The intervener’s reply to the opposition of the Feoffees, School Committee and AG.  Includes an affidavit from a confirmed direct descendant of William Payne.

Appeals – Interveners – 120301 – Motion for Leave to File Reply

Appeals – Interveners – 120301 – Reply Memo

Appeals – Interveners – 120301 – Affidavit of Mark Dixon

Appeals – Interveners – 120301 – Affidavit of Rachel Roesler

Appeals – Interveners – 120301 – Affidavit of Patrick McNally

School Committee Opposition to Motion to Stay

Your tax dollars hard at work, regardless of what the Selectmen think.  More than just “settling” the Probate Court case, the School Committee is now sending money to its lawyers so that they can craft arguments that are diametrically opposed to the arguments they made with the first $700,000 of taxpayer money.

Appeals – SC – 120222 – Opposition to Motion to Stay


The School Committee wants it both ways

At the January 5th, 2012 School Committee meeting, Chairman Loeb made the comments in the audio clip below, finishing up by saying that “The Judge was leaning on counsel to have discussions.”

Now comes the School Committee counsel, in a joint affidavit with the counsel for the Feoffees, stating before the Appeals Court that “Any statement that the trial judge, in any way, applied any “pressure” or coercion on the parties to settle is false.”

Appeals – Joint – 120221 – Affidavit

So, the School Committee is presenting one picture to the public to explain their actions while their lawyer presents a completely different picture to the Appeals Court.  Who should the citizens believe?