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Citation Guides: Massachusetts Court Decisions

Citing Massachusetts Court Decisions

REFERENCE LIST ENTRY

Basic Form
Name v. Name, Volume Reporter abbreviation Page (Court abbreviation Year).

Reporter Abbreviation refers to Northeastern Reporter: N.E. or N.E. 2d. The citation appears after Cite as on the top of the page of Massachusetts Decisions.

Note: Cases in the Massachusetts Social Law Library (http://www.socialaw.com/) do not include references to North Eastern Reporter. To cite such a case, find it in Lexis-Nexis (ask a reference librarian for assistance if necessary).

Example
Silverleib v. Hebshie, 596 N.E. 2d 401 (Mass. App. Ct. 1992).

TEXT CITATION

Basic Form
Name v. Name (Year)
(Name v. Name, Year)

Examples
In Silverleib v. Hebshie (1992), the Massachusetts Court of Appeals held that an order for the removal of a sewer line is in the nature of an equitable order.
The Massachusetts Court of Appeals held that an order for the removal of a sewer line is in the nature of an equitable order (Silverleib v. Hebshie 1992).

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