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Appellate Strategies: Massachusetts Appeals Court Single Justice Practice

  Recently we covered the basics of interlocutory appeals to a single justice of the Massachusetts Appeals. Court. Here are some thoughts on how you can improve your chances of obtaining review: Highlight why the issue presented is an important one not only for your case, but for other pending cases, or the development of the … Continue Reading

Massachusetts Appeals Court Single Justice Practice: The Basics of Interlocutory Appeals

Appeals of interlocutory orders from Trial Court Departments are reviewed by the single justice of the Appeals Court.  The interlocutory appeal process is governed by G. L. c. 231, § 118, which establishes a 30-day deadline for filing a petition for interlocutory review.  Importantly, this 30-day deadline is set by the statute and the Appeals … Continue Reading
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