Rule 2153. Docket Entries and Related Matter.
(a) General rule.The relevant docket entries of the court or other tribunal below shall be set forth chronologically, in a single column, and shall consist of such parts of the docket entries as are necessary to indicate briefly but clearly:
(1) The character of the proceedings.
(2) The pleadings or papers upon which the case was tried or heard.
(3) The trial or hearing.
(4) The order or other determination to be reviewed.
(5) All later proceedings appertaining to any of them.
(6) All other matters referred to in the statement of questions involved or in the argument.
The docket entries of the court or other tribunal below, so far as they amplify or do not relate to such matters, shall not be reproduced; but the appellee may call attention, at the beginning of his counter-statement of the case, to any omissions which he may deem important.
(b) Related proceedings.If the issue tried in the court or other tribunal below grows out of some other proceeding, in that or any other court or other tribunal, there shall be set forth at the beginning of the reproduced record:
(1) The relevant docket entries in the original case.
(2) The opinion directing the issue to be tried and any dissenting opinions (if reported, stating where).
(3) The directions, if any, sent to the lower court or other tribunal.
(4) The relevant docket entries therein.
(5) The issue framed or ordered to be framed and the pleadings or papers in the nature thereof.
The provisions of this Rule 2153 amended July 7, 1997, effective in 60 days, 27 Pa.B. 3503. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (137090) to (137091).
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