Friday, May 30, 2008

Rule 1:28 Opinions Now Available Online

The Massachusetts Appeals Court announced yesterday that all unpublished decisions issued pursuant to Rule 1:28 since February 25, 2008 are now available under Unpublished Decisions at They are "searchable by docket number, release date, party name, and word or phrase."

The structure of the site means you'll have to search them separately from any other cases. Right now, the site has three main sections:
The content does not overlap, so a thorough search would require searching all three.
Also, remember that cases from 1939-date (and thousands of older cases too!) as well as cases from v.1-v.238 Mass. Reports are also available online at no charge. All of these are linked from Mass. Court Cases.