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Judge Delays Massachusetts Right to Repair Decision Again

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April 19, 2022—The judge overseeing a legal challenge to Massachusetts' Right to Repair law has once again delayed a decision.

Almost exactly one month after issuing his first delay, Judge Douglas Woodlock issued another procedural order on the day of his self-imposed deadline saying he would not make a decision.

Citing "the resurgence of a demanding criminal trial schedule" as well as other non-trial-related delays in the order, Woodlock pushed the decision deadline back by nearly three months to July 1. 

According to a report from legal information hub JD Supra, the legal challenge has been underway since June 2021, when Woodlock held a week-long bench trial. The OEMs involved in the suit say there is no way they would be able to implement the "inter-operable, standardized and open-access platform" necessary to comply with the law in that amount of time.

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