A written agreement for judgment for a sum certain or that all relief shall be denied shall be accepted by the recorder for filing, and upon filing shall constitute the judgment of the court for all purposes as provided in Mass. R. Civ. P. 58(a) . Any other agreement for judgment (including, without limitation, those for declaratory or injunctive relief, requiring the parties to enter into agreements or perform any acts, or ordering any official or board to take any action), whether or not accepted for filing by the recorder, shall not constitute the judgment of the court unless and until the court, either on its own motion or on motion of one or more parties, endorses or otherwise approves the agreement for judgment. Motions for approval of agreements for judgment may be decided by the court without hearing, but the court may in its discretion order a hearing.

Effective July 1, 2005

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