The 2021 Supplement to the Handbook of Civil Procedure
in the Massachusetts District Court is now available!
The new Supplement will update you on a range of
notable developments, including:
Significant changes in
summary process procedures resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
caselaw on obtaining and defending against domestic abuse orders and harassment
Developments in connection
with the increase of the procedural amount of damages for the District Court,
Boston Municipal Court and Superior Court.
requirements for contents of complaints, address verification, and procedures
for seeking default judgments in collection cases involving credit cards.
Caselaw on required evidence
needed from the plaintiff at a damage
assessment hearing after a default.