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231 Pa. Code Rule 3021. Verdict. Order. Judgment. Entry in Judgment Index.

Rule 3021. Verdict. Order. Judgment. Entry in Judgment Index.

 (a)  The prothonotary shall immediately enter in the judgment index

   (1)  a verdict or order for a specific sum of money with the notation ‘‘verdict’’ or ‘‘order.’’ The entry shall state the amount of the verdict or order;

   Official Notice

   See also Rule 3027(a) governing the entry by the prothonotary of a writ of revival.

   (2)  an order for equitable relief, interlocutory or final; and

   (3)  a judgment, whether entered by the court, on order of court or on praecipe of a party. The entry shall state the amount of the judgment if for a sum certain.

   Official Note

   Section 8142(e) of the Judicial Code, 42 Pa.C.S. §  8142(e), requires the prothonotary to ‘‘note on the dockets in such office where each verdict, judgment, order, instrument or writ creating a lien against real property is entered, the time it was recorded, rendered, left for filing, or issued.’’  The rule presumes a channel of communication between the court and prothonotary so that the prothonotary may ‘‘immediately’’ docket a judgment entered by the court.

 (b)  In all cases, the entry in the judgment index shall state the names of the parties, the number of the case, and the date and time of entry in the judgment index.


   This Rule 3021 adopted December 19, 2003, effective July 1, 2004, 34 Pa.B. 22; amended November 2, 2007, effective January 1, 2008, 37 Pa.B. 6201. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (316406) and (307569).

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