Maine’s high court is asking for amici curiae briefs to be submitted before it decides a question of first impression that’s been certified to it by a Washington State federal court on an issue of real estate law.

The question certified to the Maine Supreme Court comes from the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington in the case of Steven Kneizys v. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation et al., according to a Supreme Court news release inviting the amici curiae submissions.