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Massachusetts Superior Court Rule 9D:
Motions for Reconsideration


Motions for reconsideration shall be served and processed consistent with Rule 9A. Such motions seeking reconsideration of motions made pursuant to Mass. R. Civ. P. 50(b), 52(b), 59(b), 59(e) or 60(b) are considered made or served for purposes of those rules on the date of service pursuant to Rule 9A.

Additionally, the words "MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION" shall appear clearly in the title of the motion. Upon filing, the clerk shall transmit the motion and supporting papers to the Justice who decided the original motion. If, upon reviewing the motion and supporting documents, the Justice who decided the original motion desires to hold a hearing on the motion for reconsideration, he or she may schedule a hearing thereon. Alternatively, he or she may refer the motion for reconsideration to the Regional Administrative Justice for the region where the case is pending.

As added December 6, 1989, effective January 31, 1990; and amended October 6, 2004, effective November 1, 2004