Law Court invites amicus briefs on whether
redacted medical records of non-parties
are discoverable in a civil action


The Maine Supreme Judicial Court, sitting as the Law Court, invites briefs of amici curiae in the appeal of Carol A. Kennelly v. Mid Coast Hospital, Law Court docket number Cum-18-445, on the issue of whether medical records of nonparties are discoverable in a civil action if the records are redacted to remove the information that is understood to identify patients.

The briefs filed by Kennelly, Mid Coast Hospital, and amici curiae Maine Hospital Association and Maine Medical Association; the appendix; and the audio recording of the oral argument held on March 5, 2019, are available at the links above.

An amicus brief, which may not exceed twenty-five pages (exclusive of the required tables, signature block, and certificate of service on the parties) may be filed by or on behalf of any individual, entity, or group of individuals and/or entities without separate leave of the Court. Any amicus brief must be filed on or before March 30, 2020. An amicus brief must be filed at the address listed below and must comply with M.R. App. P. 7A. In addition to filing and serving the required number of copies, any amicus must send a copy of the brief electronically, as a single "native" or text-based .pdf file, to the Clerk of the Law Court at

Dated: February 28, 2020

Matthew Pollack
Clerk of the Law Court
205 Newbury Street Room 139
Portland, Maine  04101
(207) 822-4146