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Massachusetts Superior Court Rule 36:
Preference on Trial Lists with Jury in Certain Counties Having More Than One Shire Town

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In Essex County, cases in which it appears from the complaint or summons that any party, other than a party summoned as a trustee in trustee process, lives or has a usual place of business in Andover, Boxford, Haverhill, Lawrence, Methuen or North Andover shall have preference on the trial lists for jury sessions at Lawrence, and shall be disposed of before other cases, unless the court otherwise orders. At the jury sessions at Newburyport similar preference shall be given to cases in which it appears from the complaint or summons that any such party lives or has a usual place of business in Amesbury, Georgetown, Groveland, Merrimac, Newbury, Newburyport, Rowley, Salisbury, or West Newbury.

In Middlesex County, at the jury session at Lowell, similar preference shall be given to cases in which it appears from the complaint or summons that any such party lives or has a usual place of business in Acton, Ashby, Ayer, Bedford, Billerica, Boxborough, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Dracut, Dunstable, Groton, Littleton, Lowell, Pepperell, Shirley, Tewksbury, Townsend, Tyngsborough or Westford.

In Worcester County, at the jury sessions at Fitchburg similar preference shall be given to cases in which it appears from the complaint or summons that any such party lives or has a usual place of business in Ashburnham, Athol, Fitchburg, Gardner, Leominster, Lunenburg, Philipston, Royalston, Templeton, Westminster or Winchendon.

(Applicable to civil jury actions in the counties indicated)

As amended, effective January 1, 1992