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Civil Practice, 3d (Vols. 9 & 9A, Massachusetts Practice Series)

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Brand: Thomson West
Copyright: 2004-2021
ISBN: 9781731977847
Publication Frequency: Updated as changes in the law dictate
Update format: N/A

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Civil Practice, 3d (Vols. 9 & 9A, Massachusetts Practice Series)


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Use Civil Practice as a reliable guide to the rules and statutes governing every stage of a civil action in Massachusetts. This title discusses:

    • Jurisdiction

    • Venue

    • Parties

    • Service

    • Pleadings and motions

    • Third-party practice

    • Discovery

    • Trial procedure

    • Appellate review

Probate and divorce proceedings receive special treatment. The discussion includes:

    • Massachusetts Superior Court Rule 9A, Civil Motions

    • “Clean hands” defense

    • Uniform Probate Code

    • Anti-SLAPP statute

    • Small-claims statute that took effect October 1, 2009

    • Disposition of residual funds in a representative or class-action matter

    • Spoliation of evidence