Courtroom 2 at John Adams Courthouse is quiet now but come noon today the Berkshire Museum deaccession art case will have it’s next day in court, this time the highest in the Commonwealth.
Attorneys for Parties (The Trustees Berkshire Museum and Massachusetts AGO) vs. Amici (Patti and Hatt groups) will present as follows:
Amici will go first Tom Patti and Hatt groups, then AGO, and Trustees last. Justice Lowy can decide to allow the patries’ petition, deny it, or reserve and report which means bringing the case back to the full court.
Oral arguments and today’s players
William F. Lee representing The Trustees of the Berkshire Museum and the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General
Sullivan & Worcester LLP law firm on behalf of ‘Berkshire Museum Member Plaintiffs’: James Hatt, Kristin Hatt, and Elizabeth Weinberg
Foley Hoag and Barker, Epstein & Loscocco – attorney Michael B Keating of Foley Hoag with attorney Daniel Epstein of Barker, Epstein & Loscocco on behalf of clients: Tom Patti, who completed two commissioned installations for the Berkshire Museum entrance and reception areas–spaces that will be gutted if the historic building is disfigured for the New Vision; Marilyn Holtz Patti – resides and works in Berkshire County as does Tom Patti; Jean Rosseau and Jonas Dovydenas- residents of Stockbridge and Lenox; James Lamme, resident of Egremont; and Donald MacGillis, resident of Pittsfield, MA
Save the Art – Save the Museum
Prior posts about this controvertial art sale on Good Morning Gloucester:
podcasts Gloucestercast #252, 250, and