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Massachusetts District/Municipal Courts Appellate Division Appeals Rule 25: Sanctions

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If the Appellate Division shall determine that an appeal is frivolous, or that either party has acted in bad faith in proceeding under these rules, it may award to the aggrieved party just damages and single or double costs, and such interest on the amount of the judgment as may be allowed by law.

Effective July 1, 1994.

Commentary: This rule follows Mass. R.A.P. 25, except that it has broader application, i.e., it is not limited to "damages" and costs against the appellant for a frivolous appeal, but rather includes monetary sanctions against either party for actions under these rules taken "in bad faith."