Courts in Massachusetts
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Massachusetts's trial courts include its District Courts and Massachusetts Municipal Courts. Both of these courts hear a variety of cases including those involving torts, contracts, and small claims, as well as other types of civil cases. Massachusetts also has four specialized trial courts: its Juvenile Courts, Housing Courts, Land Courts, and Probate & Family Courts. The Massachusetts Superior Court also holds jury trials and handles higher-valued civil cases and cases resulting from both felony and misdemeanor charges. The Massachusetts Court's appellate system consists of its Appeals Court and the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts.

If you're trying to find out if someone has a criminal record in Massachusetts, you can see the Massachusetts's Trial Court's criminal records information page at http://www.lawlib.state.ma.us/subject/about/cori.html . Here you can obtain information relating to the availability of and access to these records. Most criminal records are made available to the public. If you're seeking Massachusetts court records related to civil cases, it's best to contact the court that handled the case, as policies can vary regarding record retrieval. However, most Massachusetts court documents are considered public record.
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21, Dec 2014 - Federal appeals court says no to taxpayer-paid sex change for Mass. inmate
BOSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has overturned a ruling ordering Massachusetts prison officials to provide taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery for an inmate convicted of murder.
21, Dec 2014 - Sex Change Ruling for Mass. Inmate Overturned
A federal appeals court has overturned the ruling that Massachusetts provide a transgender inmate with a sexual reassignment surgery.
21, Dec 2014 - Federal Appeals Court Overturns Sex Change Surgery Ruling For Convicted Killer Kosilek
A federal appeals court has overturned a ruling ordering Massachusetts prison officials to provide taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery for an inmate convicted of murder.
21, Dec 2014 - Federal court nixes taxpayer-funded sex change for wife killer
A Massachusetts wife-killer's push for a taxpayer-funded sex-change has been denied in a court decision that could end two decades of costly legal wrangling.
21, Dec 2014 - Boston, MA Boston Children’s Hospital to Pay $40K Over Data Breach Allegations
Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) has agreed to pay $40,000 and take steps to prevent future security violations following allegations related to a data breach that affected patient information, Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced Friday. The consent judgment, entered Friday … The article Boston Children’s Hospital to Pay $40K Over Data Breach Allegations appeared first on ...
21, Dec 2014 - Appeals court overturns sex-change for inmate
BOSTON (AP) — A divided federal appeals court on Tuesday overturned a ruling ordering Massachusetts prison officials to provide taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery for an inmate convicted of murder.
21, Dec 2014 - Federal appeals court overturns ruling granting sex-change surgery for convicted murderer
BOSTON — A federal appeals court has overturned a ruling ordering Massachusetts prison officials to provide taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery for an inmate convicted of murder.
21, Dec 2014 - Judge bans NFL gear from court during Aaron Hernandez trial
The Massachusetts judge overseeing former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez's murder trial has banned all NFL gear from the courthouse once the trial starts.
21, Dec 2014 - Appeals court: Transgender inmate not entitled to sex-change surgery
Frances Burns BOSTON, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- A transgender inmate serving a life sentence in Massachusetts is not entitled to sex change surgery paid for from pubic funds, a federal appeals court said Tuesday.
21, Dec 2014 - Court: No state-funded sex change for convicted murderer
A federal appeals court overturns a ruling ordering Massachusetts prison officials to provide taxpayer-funded sex reassignment surgery for an inmate convicted of murder.
20, Dec 2014 - Massachusetts court asked to decide if right to bear arms extends to homeless woman's stun gun
BOSTON — Jaime Caetano was beaten so badly by her ex-boyfriend that she ended up in the hospital. So when a friend offered her a stun gun to protect herself, she took it.
20, Dec 2014 - Judge: No NFL, Patriots gear during Hernandez trial
The Massachusetts judge overseeing former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez's murder trial has banned all NFL gear from the courthouse once the trial starts.
20, Dec 2014 - Apple trial may have new plaintiff
OAKLAND, California (AP) — A Massachusetts ice skater emerged Tuesday as the potential new representative for plaintiffs in a billion-dollar class-action lawsuit over Apple's iTunes software a…
20, Dec 2014 - Apple trial likely to go on with new plaintiff
OAKLAND, California (AP) — A billion-dollar class-action lawsuit against Apple will likely continue, after a 65-year-old Massachusetts business consultant read about the plaintiffs' flounderin…
20, Dec 2014 - Boston, MA Bay state joins California Uber suit
A Massachusetts lawsuit claiming ride-for-hire company Uber is misclassifying its drivers as independent contractors is now being merged with an identical case in California, as the lawyer behind the suit seeks to make the ultimate resolution apply to Uber’s drivers around the country. “The agreement that Uber has its drivers sign says that California law will apply,” said Shannon Liss-Riordan ...
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