Berkshire Museum court case today – order for oral arguments as follows

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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

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Prior posts about this controvertial art sale on Good Morning Gloucester:

March 15 2018 Breaking News This isn’t Just Another Lost Cause- Justice Lowy has scheduled a hearing

March 12 2018 What Will Judge Lowy Decide and the Room Where it Happens

Feb 12 Massachusetts Attorney General assent letter for Berkshire Museum

Feb 9 2018 Cy pres and mon-ey: Berkshire Museum #AGO greenlight sale & cue Massachusetts SJO

Feb 5, 2018 Breaking News: Joint statement from #BerkshireMuseum and Office of the Attorney General Shuffling to Single Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court 

Nov 20 2017 A Tale of Two AGOs | Berkshire Museum on hold, but James Prendergast Library a go

Nov 13 Sotheby’s auction tanked as Berkshire Museum art yanked & Paul Manship…

Nov 10 Return of the Magnificent 7: Attorney General Healey Appeals Judge Agostini Decision & Halts Sotheby’s From Selling Berkshire Museum of Art

Nov 8 Berkshire Museum Can Sell ALL art | Judge Agostini Okays Sotheby’s Auction

Nov 2 Emergency Motion! Berkshire Museum dramatic courtroom hearing …

Oct 31 Berkshire Museum Nailbiter- Healy halts Sotheby’s…some …

Oct 21 Will Pittsfield museum be the pits? Last ditch attempts to keep the art in …

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