Thus, there is no appeal of right from the many orders entered by trial courts which do not dispose of all claims as to all parties. These include discovery orders, denials of motions for summary judgment, evidentiary orders and many others.
Although finality is the general rule, various exceptions allow review of judgments or orders which are interlocutory. These include:
- A petition for interlocutory review under Massachusetts G.L. c. 231, §118, ¶1;
- Rule 54(b) certification;
- Report of a case by the trial court to the appellate court; and
- The doctrine of present execution.
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