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Civil Procedure Rule 26(c) Amended Posted on Jun 2

Effective July 1, 2016, the following paragraph is added to Mass. R. Civ. Pro. 26(c): Factors bearing on the decision whether discovery imposes an undue burden or expense may include the following: (1) whether it is possible to obtain the information from some other source   …Continue Reading Civil Procedure Rule 26(c) Amended

Comments Invited on Proposed Changes to Civil Rule 34 Posted on Dec 11

“The Supreme Judicial Court’s Standing Advisory Committee on the Rules of Civil and Appellate Procedure (SAC) invites comments on proposed amendments to Mass. R. Civ. P. 34. As described in the proposed Reporter’s Notes, the amendments are intended to recognize the practice of producing copies   …Continue Reading Comments Invited on Proposed Changes to Civil Rule 34

Memory and Eyewitness Identification Posted on Jan 21

Recent advances in the study of human memory have changed the way we understand memory.  As science has progressed, the courts have tried to adjust the law to incorporate the principles that are “generally accepted”. In 2013, the SJC study group released a report on   …Continue Reading Memory and Eyewitness Identification

How Much Time is Allowed for this Civil Action? Posted on Nov 28

Massachusetts Pleading and Practice: Forms and Commentary just added a Timetable section by Raymond P. Austrotas to volume 1. It includes practice commentary and cross references to the Massachusetts Rules of Civil Procedure and the Massachusetts Rules of Appellate Procedure. The Timetable has columns for   …Continue Reading How Much Time is Allowed for this Civil Action?