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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1670         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1550

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Alice Hanlon Peisch

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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 the awarding of costs and attorney’s fees.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Alice Hanlon Peisch

14th Norfolk


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1670        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1550

By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1550) of Alice Hanlon Peisch relative to the awarding of costs and attorney’s fees.  The Judiciary. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 2259 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 the awarding of costs and attorney’s fees.
 

              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 59H of Chapter 231 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the first sentence of the fifth paragraph the following sentence:-

              The court may also award costs and reasonable attorney’s fees to the moving party if the plaintiff voluntarily dismisses the action after said special motion to dismiss is filed but prior to the court’s ruling on said motion.

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