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Massachusetts High Court Clarifies Trial Court's Role in Assessing Plaintiff's Initial Statement of Damages

“We conclude that the District Court judge erred in holding that G. L. c. 218, § 19A, constrains a court from looking beyond a plaintiff’s initial statement of damages in assessing whether there is a reasonable likelihood that recovery by the plaintiff will exceed $50,000. Rather, the statute requires the court to consider the nature […]


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