LexisNexis Practice Guide: Massachusetts Civil Pretrial Practice
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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;
- Claims against third parties;
- Joinder, intervention and interpleaders;
- Anti-SLAPP statute;
- Single justice practice;
- Document requests;
- Discovery of facts known and opinions held by experts;
- Objecting to discovery requests;
- Protective orders;
- Discovery sanctions;
- Amended and supplemental pleadings;
- Requesting and using admissions;
- Summary judgment; and
- Consolidation, severance and separate trials.
The ISBN for the 2021 Edition was 9781663319586.
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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
Appendix Av Massachusetts Superior Court Standing Order 1-88: Time Standards
Appendix B Superior Court Standing Order 1-09
Appendix C In Re: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic
Table of Cases