District/Municipal Courts Rules for Appellate Division Appeals

District/Municipal Courts Rules for Appellate Division Appeals Rule 25: Sanctions

Courts: Boston Municipal Court
District Court
Effective Date: 07/01/1994

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Rule 25

If the Appellate Division shall determine that an appeal is frivolous, or that either party has acted in bad faith in proceeding under these rules, it may award to the aggrieved party just damages and single or double costs, and such interest on the amount of the judgment as may be allowed by law.

Commentary

This rule follows Mass. R.A.P. 25, except that it has broader application, i.e., it is not limited to "damages" and costs against the appellant for a frivolous appeal, but rather includes monetary sanctions against either party for actions under these rules taken "in bad faith."

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