Pursuing a case in small claims court
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Published by MCLE in Boston, MA .
Written in English


  • Small claims courts

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Edition Notes

StatementSean P. Coleman
ContributionsCasher, Dana E., Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. (1982- )
LC ClassificationsKFM2921 .C37 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 198 p. :
Number of Pages198
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25138001M
ISBN 101575895994
ISBN 109781575895994
LC Control Number2010925519

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