Nemo’s appeal

BOSTON — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit has ruled that there will be no oral arguments heard in the appeal filed by Bob and Judy Cousins of the lower court decision to dismiss their lawsuit against members of the Tremont Volunteer Fire Department.

The Cousinses were asking to argue their case in person. The court, on Feb. 29, ruled that the case will be submitted on written briefs. No explanation for the decision was given.

The court recently rejected the couple’s attempt to file additional exhibits in their appeal. Attorneys for the firefighters are asking the appeals court to uphold the lower court dismissal of the lawsuit for failing to state a claim.

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