On January 23, 2020, WLF joined a coalition of leading business, civil justice, and public-policy groups in urging the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court to adopt Rule 51(a)(2) of the Massachusetts Rules of Civil Procedure. By securing the right of defense counsel to respond in closing argument to a request by the plaintiffs’ attorney for a specific amount of damages, the proposed rule would help to ensure that civil litigation in the Commonwealth is procedurally fair to all parties.


Letter to Supreme Judicial Court