Title 249—PHILADELPHIA RULES
Taxicab Medallion Loan Case Management Program; Joint Administrative Doc. No. 05 of 2017
[48 Pa.B. 10]
[Saturday, January 6, 2018]
And now, this 15th day of December 2017, due to the increasing number of actions involving, inter alia, breach of contract, confession of judgment, and foreign judgments in connection with commercial loans to entities and persons who purchased taxicab medallions, or taxi licenses, in Pennsylvania, in order to streamline the filing and disposition of these cases without straining available judicial resources, consistent with Pa.R.C.P. No. 214 and Phila.Civ.R. *215, it is hereby Ordered and Decreed as follows:
(1) A ''Taxicab Medallion Loan Program'' involving defaults on Taxicab Medallion loans is established as part of the Commerce Program under the general supervision of the Commerce Court Supervising Judge, who may from time to time designate a ''Taxicab Medallion Loan Program Judge'' to whom all cases in the Taxicab Medallion Loan Program will be assigned.
(2) The Taxicab Medallion Program Judge shall be responsible for establishing and implementing, upon consultation with the Administrative Judge of the Trial Division, the Supervising Judge of the Commerce Program and other stakeholders as appropriate, processes designed to provide early Court intervention which may include:
a) Self-executing disclosure or other forms of expedited discovery;
b) Regularly scheduled conferences with court staff, Commerce Program judges pro tempore, or other designees of the Taxicab Medallion Loan Program Judge;
c) Motions or proceedings designed to obtain expedited rulings on issues of law or fact applicable to all or a portion of the cases in the Taxicab Medallion Loan Program;
d) Mediation or other forms of alternative dispute resolution;
e) Stays or other limits on judgment execution proceedings;
f) Expedited, consolidated, or other standardized trial procedures; and
g) Any other appropriate process.
(3) Commencing on January 22, 2018, all cases identified as involving Taxicab Medallion Loans upon filing shall be automatically assigned to the Taxicab Medallion Loan Program. Any pending case identified by the court, designated by court staff or the parties as involving Taxicab Medallion Loans may be transferred to the Taxicab Medallion Loan Program at any time.
By the Court
HONORABLE SHEILA WOODS-SKIPPER,
President Judge, Court of Common Pleas
HONORABLE JACQUELINE F. ALLEN,
Administrative Judge, Trial Division
Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 18-3. Filed for public inspection January 5, 2018, 9:00 a.m.]
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