Proposed Amendment to Rule 23(e) of the Massachusetts Rules of Civil Procedure

The Supreme Judicial Court's Rules Committee invites comments on proposed amendments to Mass. R. Civ. P. 23(e). The proposed amendments would require that at least fifty percent (50%) of residual funds in a class action be disbursed to the Massachusetts IOLTA Committee to support activities and programs that promote access to the civil justice system for low income residents of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  Read the Committee's proposal and the explanation for the amendments here

Comments should be directed to Christine P. Burak, Secretary, Supreme Judicial Court Rules Committee, Supreme Judicial Court, John Adams Courthouse, One Pemberton Square, Boston, MA  02108 on or before September 6th, 2013. Comments may also be emailed to