Trial Court Rules

Trial Court Rules Trial Court Rule I: Uniform Summary Process Rules

Effective Date: 03/01/2004

Note: Any provisions that are inconsistent with Housing Court, District Court, or Boston Municipal Court standing orders are suspended by Trial Court Administrative Order 21-2: Trial Court Order Suspending Certain Provisions of Trial Court Rule I: Uniform Summary Process Rules, effective June 15, 2021.

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Table of Contents

Table of contents

  • Rule 1: Scope and applicability of rules
  • Rule 2: Form of summons and complaint; Entry of action; Scheduling of trial date; Service of process
  • Rule 3: Answer
  • Rule 4: Transfer of action
  • Rule 5: Counterclaims
  • Rule 6: Motions
  • Rule 7: Discovery
  • Rule 8: Jury trial
  • Rule 9: Equitable relief
  • Rule 10: Entry of default; Entry of dismissal; Removal of default or dismissal; Entry of judgment after trial, default, or dismissal; Notice
  • Rule 11: Relief from judgment
  • Rule 12: Appeals
  • Rule 13: Execution

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