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