Rule 231. Second Action.
(a) After a discontinuance or voluntary nonsuit the plaintiff may commence a second action upon the same cause of action upon payment of the costs of the former action.
(b) After the entry of a compulsory nonsuit the plaintiff may not commence a second action upon the same cause of action.
For the right to move to take off a compulsory nonsuit, see Rule 227.1.
The provisions of this Rule 231 amended April 4, 1990, effective July 1, 1990, 20 Pa.B. 2279. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (143659).
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