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District of Massachusetts Local Rules

District of Massachusetts Local Rules

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LOCAL RULESOF THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTFOR THEDISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTSIncluding Amendments ThroughAPRIL 1, 2008
 
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LOCAL RULESOF THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTFOR THE DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTSEffective September 1, 1990Including Amendments Effective ThroughAPRIL 1, 2008Table of Rules
PREFACE.........................................................................1RULE 1.1 TITLE..................................................................2RULE 1.2 APPLICATION..........................................................3RULE 1.3 SANCTIONS............................................................4RULE 3.1 CIVIL COVER SHEET....................................................5RULE 4.1 SERVICE OF PROCESS--DISMISSAL FOR FAILURE TO MAKE SERVICE...........................................................................6RULE 4.5 FEES...................................................................7RULE 5.1 FORM AND FILING OF PAPERS...........................................8RULE 5.2 SERVICE AND FILING OF PLEADINGS AND OTHER PAPERS.................9RULE 5.3 PERSONAL DATA IDENTIFIERS.........................................10RULE 5.4 FILING AND SERVICE BY ELECTRONIC MEANS...........................11RULE 7.1 MOTION PRACTICE....................................................13RULE 7.2 IMPOUNDED AND CONFIDENTIAL MATERIALS...........................15RULE 7.3 CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT.................................16RULE 10.1 [DELETED]............................................................17RULE 15.1 ADDITION OF NEW PARTIES...........................................18RULE 16.1 EARLY ASSESSMENT OF CASES........................................19
 
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RULE 16.2 EXEMPTIONS FROM FED. R. CIV. P. 16(b.................................22RULE 16.3 CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCES...................................24RULE 16.4 ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION..................................25RULE 16.5 FINAL PRETRIAL CONFERENCE........................................27RULE 26.1 CONTROL OF DISCOVERY.............................................29RULE 26.2 SEQUENCES OF DISCOVERY...........................................31RULE 26.3 PHASING OF DISCOVERY..............................................32RULE 26.4 SPECIAL PROCEDURES FOR HANDLING EXPERTS........................33RULE 26.5 UNIFORM DEFINITIONS IN DISCOVERY REQUESTS.......................34RULE 26.6 COURT FILINGS AND COSTS...........................................36RULE 30.1 PLACE FOR TAKING DEPOSITIONS......................................37RULE 30.2 OPENING OF DEPOSITIONS.............................................38RULE 33.1 INTERROGATORIES...................................................39RULE 34.1 DOCUMENT PRODUCTION.............................................40RULE 35.1 DISCLOSURE OF MEDICAL INFORMATION IN PERSONAL INJURY CASES...41RULE 36.1 ADMISSIONS..........................................................42RULE 37.1 DISCOVERY DISPUTES.................................................43RULE 40.1 ASSIGNMENT OF CASES...............................................44RULE 40.2 CONFLICT OF COURT APPEARANCES...................................48RULE 40.3 CONTINUANCES......................................................50RULE 40.4 EMERGENCIES AND SPECIAL PROCEEDINGS............................51RULE 41.1 DISMISSAL FOR WANT OF PROSECUTION...............................52RULE 43.1 TRIAL................................................................53RULE 48.1 [DELETED]............................................................54

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