Civil Litigation

Amendment to Rule 234.1 Governing Subpoenas to Attend and Testify

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.

By | 2015-04-02T12:14:11+00:00 April 15th, 2015|Categories: Civil Litigation|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Amendment to Rule 234.1 Governing Subpoenas to Attend and Testify

Family Law: Amendments to Rules of Civil Procedure

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.

By | 2017-05-19T22:51:30+00:00 April 1st, 2015|Categories: Civil Litigation|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Parents Barred from Recovering Non-Pecuniary Damages from Commonwealth Agency in Wrongful Death Action