Tuesday, January 27, 2009

New Superior Court Rule 9A

The Massachusetts Superior Court has amended Rule 9A effective March 2, 2009. The new rule includes substantial changes, particularly in its incorporation of new technologies. For example, the new rule requires parties to include email addresses on papers, and requires that "the statement of material facts shall be contemporaneously sent in electronic form by email to all parties against whom summary judgment is sought in order to facilitate the requirements of the following paragraph. The statement of material facts in electronic form shall be sent as an attachment to an email and shall be in Rich Text Format (RTF) unless the parties agree to use another word processing format."

This and all other Mass. court rules can be found at Massachusetts Rules of Court.