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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1207         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 687

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Cynthia S. Creem

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to insubstantial, frivolous or bad faith claims in district and municipal courts .

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Cynthia S. Creem

First Middlesex and Norfolk


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1207        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 687

By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 687) of Cynthia S. Creem for legislation relative to insubstantial, frivolous or bad faith claims in district and municipal courts.  The Judiciary. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 715 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to insubstantial, frivolous or bad faith claims in district and municipal courts .
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

                              SECTION 1.  Section 6E of chapter 231 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

              “Court,” the supreme judicial court, the appeals court, the Boston municipal court, the district court, the housing court, the land court, and the superior court, and any judge or justice thereof;.

              SECTION 2.  The first paragraph of section 6G of chapter 231 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the second sentence thereof the following sentence:-  If the matter arises in the district court or in the Boston municipal court, the appeal shall be to a single justice of the appellate division thereof.

              SECTION 3.  The second paragraph of section 6G of chapter 231 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the fourth sentence thereof the following sentence:-  Any appeal to the appellate division of the district court or of the Boston Municipal court shall proceed in accordance with the District/Municipal Courts Rules for Appellate Division Appeal.             

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