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Massachusetts Superior Court Rule 47:
Filing of Papers upon Judgment


A bill of exchange, promissory note, check, trade acceptance, certificate of deposit or any negotiable instrument, shall be filed with the clerk before judgment thereon shall be entered or execution issued, unless the court otherwise orders.

Such instrument shall not be withdrawn from the files, except upon (1) order of the court, (2) the making of the clerk of a memorandum on such instrument, if practicable, and otherwise on a paper attached thereto, showing the name of the court, the county, the number of the case, the date of judgment, the party or parties against whom judgment was rendered, and the amount thereof, and (3) the filing of a copy of such instrument attested by the clerk.

(Applicable to civil actions)