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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;
•  Cross-claims;
•  Claims against third parties;
•  Joinder, intervention and interpleaders;
•  Anti-SLAPP statute;
•  Single justice practice;
•  Interrogatories;
•  Document requests;
•  Discovery of facts know 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, Interpleader 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 Judgment

Chapter 12  Completing Discovery and Preparing for Trial

Forms Appendix

Table of Cases