Generally speaking, there are three time periods for adding interest to a court judgment in Massachusetts.
First, pre-judgment interest may be added to a judgment. This time period accounts for the days between the filing of the lawsuit and the rendering of the verdict.
Next, interest will be added for the days between the rendering of the verdict and the entry of the judgment. See M.G.L. c. 235, section 8.
Finally, interest will accrue from the day the judgment is entered to the time it is paid in full. Again, see M.G.L. c. 235, section 8.
The interest rate for all three time periods is 12% per annum, according to M.G.L. c. 231, section 6B and 6C.
Note that these are general rules, and that both the time periods at issue and the amount of interest due may vary depending on the circumstance of your case.
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