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  • PART III COURTS, JUDICIAL OFFICERS AND PROCEEDINGS IN CIVIL CASES
  • TITLE II ACTIONS AND PROCEEDINGS THEREIN
  • CHAPTER 223 COMMENCEMENT OF ACTIONS, SERVICE OF PROCESS

Section 1 - Transitory actions; general provisions

Section 2 - Transitory actions; district courts

Section 2A - Consolidation of pending actions arising out of same accident or transaction

Section 2B - Actions arising out of same accident or transaction pending in both superior and district courts; transfer to superior court

Section 2C - Actions arising out of same accident or transaction; procedure after transfer

Section 3 - Transitory actions; enumeration

Section 4 - Replevin actions

Section 5 - Actions by the commonwealth

Section 6 - Counties; actions by or against

Section 7 - Defective ways, etc.; negligence actions

Section 8 - Corporations; actions by or against

Section 8A - Reciprocal or inter-insurance exchange; transitory actions by or against subscribers

Section 9 - Transitory actions by or against city of Boston

Section 10 - Actions by city of Boston; transfer from county of Suffolk

Section 11 - Executors or administrators; transitory actions by or against

Section 12 - Land title actions

Section 13 - Change of venue

Section 14 - Forfeitures

Section 15 - Erroneous venue; procedure

Section 16 to 18 - Repealed, 1975, 377, Sec. 24

Section 19 - Unknown defendant; procedure

Section 19A - Repealed, 1973, 1114, Sec. 86

Section 20 - Process; issuance

Section 21, 22 - Repealed, 1973, 1114, Sec. 87

Section 23 - Repealed, 1975, 377, Sec. 26

Section 24 - Repealed, 1973, 1114, Sec. 87

Section 25 to 30 - Repealed, 1975, 377, Sec. 26

Section 31 - Summons; leaving at last known address, etc.

Section 31A - Summons; service upon persons engaged in voting

Section 32 - Repealed, 1975, 377, Sec. 28

Section 33 - Repealed, 1973, 1114, Sec. 91

Section 34 - Further notice to absent defendant

Section 35 - Process; duty of officer to state place of service in return

Section 36 - Repealed, 1975, Sec. 377, Sec. 28

Section 37 - Corporations; persons authorized to be served

Section 38 - Foreign corporations

Section 39 - Foreign insurance company; manner of service

Section 39A - Service on certain insurance companies severally, or jointly and severally, liable

Section 39B - Reciprocal or inter-insurance exchange; service on attorney in fact of subscribers

Section 40 - Voluntary associations, service on

Section 41 - Repealed, 1973, 1114, Sec. 93

Section 42 - Property subject to attachment

Section 42A - Amount liquidated or ascertainable by calculation; limitation on attachment

Section 43 - Cars and vessels; attachment

Section 44 - Ships or vessels; conditions precedent

Section 44A - Motor vehicles; conditions precedent

Section 45 - Property of newspaper offices

Section 45A - Attaching officer; powers to require security

Section 46 - Repealed, 1975, 377, Sec. 33

Section 47 - Successive attachments on different writs

Section 48 - Keeper; appointment; costs

Section 49 - Attached personalty; keeping on owner’s premises

Section 50 - Bulky goods

Section 51 - Repealed, 2001, 26, Sec. 44

Section 52 - Personalty; attachment of proceeds of sale

Section 53 - Further attachment of replevied property

Section 54 - Replevin; liability of plaintiff for value

Section 55 - Death or removal of first attaching officer

Section 56 - Death or removal of first attaching officer; procedure in subsequent attachment

Section 57 - Replevied property; mode of attaching

Section 58 - Death of attaching officer; continuance of attachment

Section 59 - Duration of attachment after judgment

Section 60, 61 - Repealed, 1973, 1114, Sec. 103

Section 62 - General provisions

Section 63 - Copy of writ; deposit in registry of deeds

Section 64 - Attaching officer; duty

Section 65 - Register; duty; fees

Section 66 - Attachment; time of taking effect

Section 67 - Fraudulently conveyed realty; general provisions

Section 68 - Fraudulently conveyed realty; duty of register

Section 69 - Papers in actions in federal courts; duties of registers

Section 70 - Encumbered realty

Section 71 - Attachment of shares of stock prohibited

Section 72 - Attachment of property in possession of bailee; limitation

Section 73 - Carrier or warehouseman; property in possession

Section 74 - Mortgaged or sold under conditional sales contract

Section 75 - Mortgagee, lienor, or conditional vendor; duty to state account

Section 76 - Excessive demands; penalty

Section 77 - Proceeds of sale; payment of creditors

Section 78 - Redemption of mortgage; duty of debtor to repay redemption price

Section 79 - Holder of encumbrance; summoning; examination

Section 80 - Amount due; determination

Section 81 - Validity of mortgage; determination

Section 82 - Creditor to retain amount paid by him

Section 83 - Creditor; right to hold property until repaid upon failure to recover judgment

Section 83A - Application of Secs. 74 to 83

Section 84 - Insufficient service of process; dismissal of action or further service

Section 85, 86 - Repealed, 1975, 377, Sec. 37

Section 86A - Equitable attachments; allowance after entry of judgment

Section 87 - Sale of attached personal property

Section 88 - Perishable property; appraisal and sale

Section 89 - Perishable property; appraisal and sale; proceedings

Section 90 - Absent defendant; notice

Section 91 - Appraisers; manner of appointment

Section 92 - Perishable property; sale after appraisal

Section 93 - Perishable property; delivery to debtor; condition

Section 94 - Bond; duty to return with writs

Section 95 - Action on bond; executions for costs against attaching creditors

Section 96 - Repealed, 1973, 1114, Sec. 111

Section 97 - Action on bond; distribution of money by court

Section 98 - Action on bond; protection of prior attachments

Section 99 - Action on bond; right of creditor not joining

Section 100 - Action on bond; limitation

Section 101 - Creditors; payment and satisfaction

Section 102 - Appraisal at request of part owner

Section 103 - Delivery to part owner; conditions precedent

Section 104 - Pledge of property

Section 105 - Restoration

Section 106 - Dissolution of prior attachment: application

Section 107 - Affidavit and bond

Section 108 - Dissolution of prior attachment; finding of court

Section 109 - Dissolution of prior attachment; effect of pleadings

Section 110 - Dissolution of prior attachment; defences

Section 111 - Costs; damages

Section 112 - Proceeding upon appeal

Section 113 - Judgment; force and effect

Section 113A - Method of dissolving, discharging or reducing attachments

Section 114 - Excessive or unreasonable attachments; manner of reduction or discharge

Section 114A - Real estate attachments; expiration by operation of law

Section 115 - Dissolution of attachment upon exhaustion of appellate review

Section 115A - Failure of service upon defendant

Section 115B - Repealed, 1975, 377, Sec. 40

Section 116 - Death of defendant

Section 117 - Attaching officer; liability for net proceeds

Section 118 - Liability of creditor for proceeds paid over to him

Section 119 - Counterclaim

Section 120 - Dissolution of attachment upon giving of bond

Section 121 - Bond; hearing before approval

Section 122 - Debtor’s fees and costs

Section 123 - Debtor’s bond; filing

Section 124 - Release of sureties of insolvent debtor

Section 125 - Bond to pay value of property

Section 126 - Fees

Section 127 - Fraudulently conveyed realty

Section 128 - Deposit

Section 129 - Individual property of one defendant

Section 129A - Attaching officer; liability for release of attached property

Section 130 - Dissolution of attachment upon appointment of receiver

Section 131 - Discharge of receiver

Section 132 - Dissolution of attachment of real estate upon release by plaintiff

Section 133 - Persons authorized; approval