Superior Court Rescinds Obsolete Standing Orders

Massachusetts Law Updates 2014-11-23

Effective December 1, 2014, the Superior Court will rescinded four standing orders and one administrative directive. Standing Order No. 1-80 (Notices of Appeal/Notification to Justices) is unnecessary due to the advent of electronic dockets. Standing Order No. 5-80 (Trial Session Hours) is inconsistent with current practice. Standing Order No. 6-80 (Complaints for Judicial Review of Surcharge Matters Under G.L. c. 175, §113P; Notice to the Department of the Attorney General; Form Complaints) has been superseded by Superior Court Standing Order No. 1-96. Standing Order No. 1-86 (Transfer Procedure Under G.L. c. 231, §102C and Superior Court Rule 29) is outdated in the current civil one-trial system. Administrative Directive No. 90-2 (Non-Filing of Discovery Materials) is unnecessary due to a 2002 amendment to Mass. R. Civ. P. 5(d)(2). A list of current standing orders can be found at Massachusetts Superior Court Standing Orders and directives can accessed at Superior Court Administrative Directives.