Order consolidating cases
The clerk of the court in which the consolidated actions will be heard shall notify all interested parties of the order to consolidate. describe the District Court provisions by noting that under District Court Rule 42(a) (now Mass. All papers filed in the case, all bonds, and a certified copy of the docket entries shall be forwarded by the clerk(s) of the court(s) of origin to the court where such actions or proceedings are consolidated, and such actions or proceedings shall thereafter proceed in the court to which they are thus transferred as though originally entered there.
Whenever in this rule any reference is made to the presiding justice, in the Municipal Court of the City of Boston it shall be deemed to refer to the Chief Justice of that court.(d) District Court: Separate Trials. The "Comments" to now-repealed Rule 42(a) of the Dist./ Mun. All notices received by a clerk of the filing of a motion for consolidation in another court shall be docketed by the clerk in the proper case. 42(c)), the first paragraph governs only consolidation of cases pending in a single District Court, while the second paragraph governs consolidation of actions pending in two or more District Courts. Upon allowance of any such motion, the presiding justice or some justice designated by the presiding justice shall make an order providing for the consolidated trial of the actions involved, and copies of such order shall be forwarded to the clerks of the courts involved in the requested consolidation. The "Comments" to now-repealed Rule 42(b) of the Dist./ Mun. When ordering a separate trial, the court must preserve any federal right to a jury trial. For comparable statutes dealing with consolidation see Ark.