The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has amended Pennsylvania Rule of Civil Procedure 234.1 to require that a subpoena must be served on a non-party witness reasonably in advance of the date the witness is expected to attend and testify.
Family lawyers take note of several recent amendments to the Rules of Civil Procedure. By order dated March 4, 2015, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court approved amendments to the rules governing who may serve as conference officers, hearing officers and masters in family law matters.
Parents Barred from Recovering Non-Pecuniary Damages from Commonwealth Agency in Wrongful Death Action
The Sovereign Immunity Act bars parents from recovering non-pecuniary losses from a Commonwealth agency in an action for the wrongful death of their child, a Commonwealth Court panel held in Ebersole v. Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority.
Amendments to Rules of Civil Procedure Pertaining to Support and Custody Terms in a Protection From Abuse Order
By order dated February 10, 2015, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court amended Rules 1901.7 and 1905 of the Rules of Civil Procedure.
Recent amendments to Pa.R.A.P. 1115 and 1116 will impose word count limits on petitions for allowance of appeal and answers by adverse parties.
A recent decision by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court clarified certain procedural requirements in civil forfeiture cases.