Extremely concerned about the impact of inadequate funding for the
Massachusetts judiciary, Paul
Dacier, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, EMC Corporation, delivered a
to Senate President Therese Murray and House Speaker Robert DeLeo, which was
signed by 30 of his G.C. colleagues from corporations across the state. Dacier
makes these points in his letter:
- Reductions in the Trial Court budget have caused the elimination of 1,000
positions creating safety and security issues and unnecessary delays in
- The delays in justice cause uncertainty for MA businesses and loss of
productivity by employees, with a negative impact on the competitiveness of MA
companies on the world stage.
- The cuts will inevitably harm the Business Litigation Session in Suffolk
County which has been so important for commerce.
- Budget reductions will likely lead to courthouse closures.