COURTS, JUDICIAL OFFICERS AND PROCEEDINGS IN CIVIL CASES (Chapters 211 through 262)
ACTIONS AND PROCEEDINGS THEREIN
PLEADING AND PRACTICE
Pleading following answer in abatement
Section 21. If an answer in abatement filed in the land court in an action which is not governed by the Massachusetts Rules of Civil Procedure is overruled on demurrer, or, if, in consequence of such answer in abatement, the plaintiff amends, the defendant within such time as the court orders shall plead to the merits.