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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20, Oct 2014 - Candidate Miller: AG should be pro, not pol
LOWELL -- Republican attorney general candidate John Miller does not want to be a future governor of Massachusetts.
20, Oct 2014 - Suspect in kidnapping held on $250K bail - News, Weather and Classifieds for Southern New England
Stephanie Walker appears in Taunton District Court on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. A Massachusetts man wanted in connection with a gunpoint kidnapping has surrendered to authorities in Baltimore.
20, Oct 2014 - Foley Hoag Partner Leads BBA's Effort to Expand Civil Legal Aid, Cites Report Showing that Fund
BOSTON, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Foley Hoag Partner and Boston Bar Association President Julia Huston announced last week the release of a major report detailing severe shortfalls in funding for legal aid agencies. The 37‑page report, issued by the BBA Statewide Task Force to Expand Civil Legal Aid in Massachusetts, calls for a $30 million boost in the annual appropriation from the state ...
20, Oct 2014 - GOP candidate Miller not looking beyond AG's job
By Amelia Pak-Harvey apak-harvey@lowellsun.com LOWELL -- John Miller, the Republican candidate for attorney general, does not want to be a future governor of Massachusetts.
20, Oct 2014 - Prosecutors: 2 dead babies found had been alive
At least two of the three babies whose skeletal remains were found in a filthy Massachusetts home were alive "for some period of time" before they were found, prosecutors said in court on Tuesday.
19, Oct 2014 - Dudley, MA Joseph Welch of Plymouth, 79, veteran, retired judge
The Honorable Joseph R. Welch of Plymouth, a veteran and former Massachusetts trial court judge, died Saturday. He was 79. Born in Randolph, he was a graduate of Thayer Academy and Bates College in 1957. He earned his law degree at Boston College Law School in 1963. Mr. Welch served as a gunnery officer on the USS Hawkins DDR-873 of the 6th Fleet of the Navy for three years.
19, Oct 2014 - $1M bail for woman found living with dead babies
UXBRIDGE, Mass. – A Massachusetts judge on Tuesday ordered a 31-year-old woman found living last month with the bodies of three dead infants in a rodent-infested house held on $1 million cash bail.
19, Oct 2014 - Bail set high for man charged in kidnapping - News, Weather and Classifieds for Southern New Englan
Stephanie Walker appears in Taunton District Court on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. The lawyer for a woman charged in connection with a Massachusetts kidnapping says his client actually helped free the victim.
19, Oct 2014 - Massachusetts woman found living with dead babies held on $1M bail
A Massachusetts judge on Tuesday ordered a 31-year-old woman found living last month with the bodies of three dead infants in a rodent-infested house held on $1 million cash bail.
19, Oct 2014 - Bail for woman found living with dead babies set for $1M
A Massachusetts judge on Tuesday ordered a 31-year-old woman found living last month with the bodies of three dead infants in a rodent-infested house held on $1 million cash bail.
19, Oct 2014 - $1 million bail set for Massachusetts woman found living with dead babies
By Daniel Lovering UXBRIDGE Mass. (Reuters) - A Massachusetts judge on Tuesday ordered a 31-year-old woman found living last month with the bodies of three dead infants in a rodent-infested house held on $1 million cash bail.The woman, Erika Murray, was arrested last month and charged with fetal death concealment, witness intimidation and animal cruelty after state officials removed four living ...
18, Oct 2014 - Mom in fetal death concealment case due in court
A Massachusetts woman who lived in a filthy, vermin-infested house where the bodies of three infants were found was due in court for a status hearing.
18, Oct 2014 - Mass Mutual sues JPMorgan over "smart" retirement trademark
MassMutual said discussions on Friday over its RetireSmart brand and the bank's SmartRetirement trademark had failed, prompting it to immediately file a lawsuit in Massachusetts federal court. The insurer is asking for a declaration that it is not infringing on JPMorgan's trademark. MassMutual, formally known as Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co, is owned by policyholders and manages $147 ...
18, Oct 2014 - Man sentenced for part in global cybercrime ring
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18, Oct 2014 - Worcester, MA UMD: Kristen Rose wins on, off court
Saturday night, UMass Dartmouth junior captain Kristen Rose of North Dartmouth was winning the Miss Somerset pageant and a spot in Miss Massachusetts. Sunday she led the Corsairs to a 5-4 women's tennis win over visiting Worcester State in a Little East...
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