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Supreme Court Clarifies Procedural Rule Governing Oral Arguments

Pennsylvania Rule of Civil Procedure 211 has been amended to reflect appellate court rulings qualifying a party’s right to orally argue a motion before a trial court.

By | 2015-10-28T09:38:59+00:00 November 3rd, 2015|Categories: Civil Litigation|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Supreme Court Clarifies Procedural Rule Governing Oral Arguments

Mechanics’ Lien and Complaint to Enforce Lien can be Filed at Same Docket Number

A complaint to enforce a mechanics’ lien need not be entered at a separate docket and maintained in a file separate from the underlying mechanics’ lien claim, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held in Terra Technical Services, LLC v. River Station Land, L.P..

By | 2015-10-08T10:10:56+00:00 October 14th, 2015|Categories: Civil Litigation|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Mechanics’ Lien and Complaint to Enforce Lien can be Filed at Same Docket Number

Supreme Court Releases 2016 Schedule of Fees and Costs

Practitioners take note of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s recent order authorizing regulations setting fees and costs for calendar year 2016.

By | 2015-10-08T10:00:54+00:00 October 9th, 2015|Categories: Civil Litigation, Judicial Administration|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Supreme Court Releases 2016 Schedule of Fees and Costs

Criminal Rule Amended to Include Requirements for Petition to Resume Use of Indicting Grand Juries

By order dated September 8, 2015, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court amended Rule of Criminal Procedure 556 (Indicting Grand Jury) to specify the form and contents of a petition by a court of common pleas to resume the use of indicting grand juries.

By | 2015-09-23T13:14:36+00:00 September 24th, 2015|Categories: Criminal Law|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Criminal Rule Amended to Include Requirements for Petition to Resume Use of Indicting Grand Juries