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Massachusetts Uniform Rules on Impoundment Procedure Rule 8: Order of Impoundment


An order of impoundment, whether ex parte or after notice, may be made only upon written findings. An order of impoundment shall specifically state what material is to be impounded, and, where appropriate, may specify how impoundment is to be implemented. An order of impoundment shall be endorsed with the date of issuance and shall specify the duration of the order.

In its order, the court may allow persons other than those described in Rule 9 of these rules to have access to impounded material, and may order that appropriate deletions or notations be made in the civil docket and indices kept by the clerk.