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210 Pa. Code Rule 911. Answer to Jurisdictional Statement. Content. Form.

Rule 911. Answer to Jurisdictional Statement. Content. Form.

 (a)  General rule.—An answer to a jurisdictional statement shall set forth any procedural, substantive, or other argument or ground why the order appealed from is not reviewable as of right and why the Supreme Court should not grant an appeal by allowance. The answer need not be set forth in numbered paragraphs in the manner of a pleading and shall not exceed 1000 words.

 (b)  Certificate of compliance.

   (1)  Word count.—An answer to a jurisdictional statement that does not exceed five pages when produced on a word processor or typewriter shall be deemed to meet the requirements of paragraph (a) of this rule. In all other cases, the attorney or the unrepresented filing party shall include a certification that the answer complies with the word count limits. The certificate may be based on the word count of the word processing system used to prepare the answer.

   (2)  Case Records Public Access Policy of the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania.—An answer to a jurisdictional statement shall contain the certificate of compliance required by Pa.R.A.P. 127.

   Official Note

   The Supreme Court has, in a number of cases, determined that a party has no right of appeal, but has treated the notice of appeal as a petition for allowance of appeal and granted review. See Gossman v. Lower Chanceford Tp. Bd. of Supervisors, 469 A.2d 996 (Pa. 1983); Xpress Truck Lines, Inc. v. Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, 469 A.2d 1000 (Pa. 1983); O’Brien v. State Employment Retirement Board, 469 A.2d 1008 (Pa. 1983). See also Pa.R.A.P. 1102. Accordingly, a party opposing a jurisdictional statement shall set forth why the order appealed from is not reviewable on direct appeal and why the Court should not grant an appeal by allowance.

Source

   The provisions of this Rule 911 adopted December 10, 1986, effective January 31, 1987, and shall govern all matters thereafter commenced and, insofar as just and practicable, matters then pending, 16 Pa.B. 4951; amended September 10, 2008, effective December 1, 2008, 38 Pa.B. 5257; amended March 27, 2013, effective and applies to all appeals and petitions for review filed 60 days after adoption, 43 Pa.B. 2007; amended January 5, 2018, effective January 6, 2018, 48 Pa.B. 461; amended June 1, 2018, effective July 1, 2018, 48 Pa.B. 3517. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (389946).



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