By order dated July 2, 2015, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court adopted an amendment to Pennsylvania Rule of Civil Procedure 227.1 to address when a motion for post-trial relief is necessary to preserve issues resolved by a trial court in a remanded matter. Under the amended rule, a motion for post-trial relief relating to subsequent rulings by the trial court shall not be required unless (1) the appellate court has specified that the remand is for a complete or partial new trial, or (2) the trial court indicates in its order resolving the remand issues that a motion for post-trial relief is required to preserve those issues for appellate review. The Civil Procedural Rules Committee’s Explanatory Comment provides additional information. Amended Rule 227.1 will be effective October 1, 2015.
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