Section 4. The fees of the clerks of the supreme judicial court for the commonwealth and for each of the counties and for the appeals court shall be as follows:
Terms Used In Massachusetts General Laws ch. 262 sec. 4
- Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
- Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
- Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
- Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
for the entry of a complaint, petition, appeal or other action, $300;
for the filing of an application for further appellate review, $270; and
for the issuance of an injunction or restraining order, $90.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, no fee shall be paid for the entry of an appeal, petition, complaint or other action and for the filing of an application for further appellate review by the commonwealth and no fee shall be charged to the commonwealth for the issuance of an injunction or restraining order, but if the commonwealth prevails in the action, the fees shall be taxed against the other party.