Effective August 1, 2016, Mass. Rules of Civil Procedure 1 and 34 have been amended. “The amendment to Rule 1, adopted from the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, changed the second sentence of the first paragraph so that it reads: “They [the Massachusetts Rules of …Continue Reading Civil Procedure Rules 1 and 34 Amended
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
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. 26(b) and Mass. R. Civ. P. 1. The proposed amendments were taken from amendments to the Federal Rules of …Continue Reading Comments Invited on Proposed Court Rule Changes
Mass. R. Civ. P. 45 has been amended to allow lawyers to subpoena documents from a non-party without noticing a deposition of the record-keeper, effective April 1, 2015. As amended, Rule 45(a). A subpoena may command a person, in addition to giving testimony, “to produce designated …Continue Reading ‘Documents Only’ Subpoenas Allowed in Massachusetts
Are you bringing a motion in a Superior Court Civil case? If so, in addition to the particular Massachusetts Rules of Civil Procedure governing your motion, you’ll want to be familiar with the requirements of the Superior Court Rules 9 Motions and Interlocutory Matters, 9A Civil Motions, 9B Certificates of …Continue Reading Superior Court Rule 9A road map
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