By Robert I. Feinberg | Published March 25, 2016 | |
On the website of the Massachusetts Courts is a wealth of information. The statistics that I looked at recently were those that pertain to the number of cases that are active in the courts. Since my practice is primarily focused in the Superior Courts where the assessed value of cases is $25,000 or more and since I do only civil cases, I looked at those numbers very carefully.Read More
In this blog, Robert Feinberg discusses the how long the 29,000 civil cases have been active in the Superior Courts across Massachusetts and he provides an optimistic view (at least compared to prior eras) of how long you should expect your case to take. This is the second blog that will concern the statistics of the Massachusetts court system and particularly in the Superior Court, where the bulk of my practice consists. Civil cases are brought in the Superior Court where the value is likely to exceed $25,000.Read More
You may recall that in an earlier blog I spoke about alternative dispute resolution. In Massachusetts, the Pre-Trial Conference Memos ask if the parties are” amenable”, that is, agreeable, to alternative forms of dispute resolution. Recently, I blogged spoke about mediation and focused on the perspective that the mediator offers to you at the outset of the mediation. But what about arbitration?Read More
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