LexisNexis Practice Guide: Massachusetts Civil Pretrial Practice

LexisNexis Practice Guide: Massachusetts Civil Pretrial Practice is the source for in-depth practical guidance on conducting pretrial practice in Massachusetts. Each chapter in the Practice Guide reflects the keen legal analysis and practical insights of the seasoned Massachusetts litigators.

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Containing over 60 checklists, 150 practice tips, and dozens of crucial forms, this portable, task-oriented guide to the technical and legal aspects of pretrial practice provides authoritative analysis and solutions in the following areas:

  • Obtaining jurisdiction;
  • Determining venue;
  • Obtaining TRO or preliminary injunction;
  • Attachments and trustee process;
  • Lis Pendens;
  • Drafting, filing and serving complaint and summons;
  • Requesting or waiving jury trial;
  • Responsive pleadings;
  • Motions addressed to pleadings;
  • Cross-claims;
  • Claims against third parties;
  • Joinder, intervention and interpleaders;
  • Anti-SLAPP statute;
  • Single justice practice;
  • Interrogatories;
  • Document requests;
  • Discovery of facts known and opinions held by experts;
  • Depositions;
  • Objecting to discovery requests;
  • Protective orders;
  • Discovery sanctions;
  • Amended and supplemental pleadings;
  • Requesting and using admissions;
  • Summary judgment; and
  • Consolidation, severance and separate trials.

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Table of contents

 Chapter 1  Jurisdiction and Venue
Chapter 2  Preliminary Relief
Chapter 3  Complaint and Service
Chapter 4  Responding: Dismissal, Answers, Affirmative Defenses and Counterclaims
Chapter 5  Cross-Claims and Interpleader, Intervention and Third Party Practice
Chapter 6  Interlocutory Relief: Anti-Slapp and Single Justice Practice
Chapter 7  Interrogatories and Document Requests
Chapter 8  Depositions
Chapter 9  Scope of Discovery: Objections, Protective Orders and Sanctions
Chapter 10  Amended and Supplemental Pleadings, Requests for Admission
Chapter 11  Summary Judgments
Chapter 12  Completing Discovery and Preparing for Trial

Forms Appendix
Appendix A Massachusetts Superior Court Standing Order 1-88: Time Standards
Appendix B Superior Court Standing Order 1-09
Appendix C Timetable for Massachusetts Civil Practice
Table of Cases