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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 00-938



Recission and Adoption of Local Rule 241; Misc. Doc. No. 004516

[30 Pa.B. 2765]


   And Now, to wit, this 3rd day of May, 2000, it is hereby Ordered and Decreed that Local Rule 241 is Rescinded as currently existing. It is to be replaced with the following new Local Rule 241:

   (a)  When suit is commenced, the Plaintiff shall complete and file with the Office of Judicial Support, in duplicate, a Civil Cover Sheet and Entry of Appearance form. [A copy of the Civil Cover Sheet and Entry of Appearance form is attached to this Rule as Exhibit ''A''.] In asbestos cases, a special case information form shall be used instead of the Civil Cover Sheet and Entry of Appearance form.

   (b)  The Court Administrator shall assign the case to a trial judge, who shall thereafter dispose of all further matters in connection therewith, to include scheduling of the case for trial.

   (c)  Assessment of damage cases may be certified as ready for trial at any time by sending a Certificate of Readiness to all other parties and filing two (2) copies of the Certificate and one (1) copy of a Certification of Service with the Court Administrator.

   The aforementioned Rule shall be effective thirty (30) days from the date of this Order.

By the Court:

President Judge

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 00-938. Filed for public inspection June 2, 2000, 9:00 a.m.]

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