Massachusetts Legislative Update

In December, I pointed to three bills being considered in the Massachusetts General Court: a bill to enact the Uniform Foreign-Country Money Judgments Recognition Act; a bill to enact the Uniform Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Act; and a bill to enact the 2000 version of the Uniform Arbitration Act. As far as I can tell from the news reports and the General Court’s website, none of the bills were passed by yesterday, when the legislature adjourned. That basically means the bills are dead for the year, though I understand that the bills could pass by unanimous consent later this year when the legislature meets in informal session. In any case, if you live in Massachusetts and you want to help keep Massachusetts a desirable forum for litigants, call you representative and your senator and let them know!

About Ted Folkman

Ted Folkman is a shareholder with Murphy & King, a Boston law firm, where he has a complex business litigation practice. He is the author of International Judicial Assistance (MCLE 2d ed. 2016), a nuts-and-bolts guide to international judicial assistance issues, and of the chapter on service of process in the ABA's forthcoming treatise on International Aspects of US Litigation, and he is the publisher of Letters Blogatory, the Web's first blog devoted to international judicial assistance, which the ABA recognized as one of the best 100 legal blogs in 2012, 2014, and 2015.

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