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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 9: Documents issued in proceedings outside commonwealth; service within commonwealth

Section 9. (a) A court of this commonwealth may order service upon any person who is domiciled or can be found within this commonwealth of any document issued in connection with a proceeding in a tribunal outside this commonwealth. The order may be made upon application of any interested person or in response to a letter rogatory issued by a tribunal outside this commonwealth and shall direct the manner of service.

(b) Service in connection with a proceeding in a tribunal outside this commonwealth may be made within this commonwealth without an order of court.

(c) Service under this section shall not, of itself, require the recognition or enforcement of an order, judgment or decree rendered outside this commonwealth.