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Small Claims is in District Court except in Boston where it is a division of Municipal Court.
Annotated Laws of Massachusetts, Part 1, Title 15, Ch. 93A, Section 9 (consumer complaints), Part 3, Title 1, Ch. 214, Sections 1A, 2; Ch. 218, Sections 21-25.
of the Commonwealth Corporations Division, One Ashburton Place,
17th floor, Boston, MA 02108; Phone: (617) 727-9640; Fax: (617) 742-4538.
Certified or registered mail, sheriff, or constable.
Set by court.
In the Court's discretion whether to try the case under formal rules of civil procedure.
Only the defendant may appeal for a new trial to Superior Court within 10 days of judgment.
Court may refer cases to mediation if both sides agree. For consumer complaints, plaintiff must make a demand 30 days before filing suit. Attorney fees available and treble damages are available.