Rule 2951. Method of Proceeding.
(a) An action shall be commenced by filing with the prothonotary a complaint substantially in the form provided by Rule 2952.
(b) If the instrument is more than twenty years old, judgment may be entered only by leave of court after notice and the filing of a complaint.
(c) When the original or a photostatic copy or like reproduction of the instrument showing the defendants signature is not attached to the complaint, judgment may be entered only by leave of court after notice.
The procedure for notice and hearing shall be in accordance with local practice.
See sections 401(h) and 1205 of the Goods and Services Installment Sales Act, 1966, Special Sess. No. 1, October 28, P. L. 7, effective April 1, 1967, 69 P. S. 1401(h) and 2205 which may limit the venue for commencement of an action in certain cases.
The provisions of this Rule 2951 amended December 14, 1979, effective February 1, 1980, 10 Pa.B. 31; amended April 1, 1996, effective July 1, 1996, 26 Pa.B. 1806; amended November 14, 2007, effective December 14, 2007, 37 Pa.B. 6258; amended December 29, 2008, effective immediately, 39 Pa.B. 304. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (331710) to (331711).
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