Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Appeals Court Rule on Unpublished Decisions

The Massachusetts Appeals Court has issued a final rule regarding the citing of Rule 1:28 opinions.
"If, in a brief or other filing, a party cites to an order issued under this rule, the party shall cite the case title, a citation to the Appeals Court Reports where issuance of the order is noted, and a notation that the order was issued pursuant to this rule; in addition, a party citing such an order shall include the full text of the order as an addendum to the brief or other filing. No such order issued before February 26,2008, may be cited."