Repeal and Adoption of Rules of Civil Procedure; No. 94 CV 102
[37 Pa.B. 772]
[Saturday, February 17, 2007]
And Now, this 19th day of January, 2007, it is hereby Ordered and Decreed that the following Lackawanna County Rule of Civil Procedure is amended as follows:
1. Lacka. Co. R.C.P. 1301(a) is amended as reflected in the attached rule;
2. Pursuant to Pa.R.Civ.P 239(c), the following Local Rule shall be disseminated and published as follows:
(a) Seven certified copies of the Local Rule shall be filed with the Administrative Office of the Pennsylvania Courts;
(b) Two certified copies of the Local Rule and a computer diskette containing the text of the Local Rule in MS-DOS, ASCII, Microsoft Word or WordPerfect format and labeled with the court's name and address and computer file name shall be distributed to the Legislative Reference Bureau for publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin;
(c) One certified copy of the Local Rule and a computer diskette containing the text of the Local Rule in MS-DOS, ASCII, Microsoft Word or WordPerfect format and labeled with the court's name and address and computer file name shall be filed with the Civil Procedural Rules Committee which shall then forward a copy to the Administrative Office of the Pennsylvania Courts (AOPC) for publication on the AOPC web site;
(d) The Local Rule shall be kept continuously available for public inspection and copying in the Office of the Clerk of Judicial Records, Civil Division and upon request and payment of reasonable costs of reproduction and/or mailing the Clerk of Judicial Records shall furnish to any person a copy of the requested Local Rule(s);
(e) A computer diskette containing text of the following Local Rule in either MS-DOS, ACSII, Microsoft Word or WordPerfect format and labeled with the court's name and address and computer file name shall be distributed to the Lackawanna Bar Association;
(f) The Local Rule shall be published on the web site of the Lackawanna Bar Association (www.lackawanna bar.com) and the web site of the Administrative Office of the Pennsylvania Courts (http://ujsportal.pacourts.us/);
(g) The following amendment to Local Rule 1301(2) shall become effective thirty (30) days after the date of its publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin as per Pa.R.Civ.P. 239(d).
By the Court
CHESTER T. HARHUT,
Rule 1301. Arbitration
(a) All civil actions brought in the Court of Common Pleas of Lackawanna County in which the amount in controversy is [$30,000.00] $50,000.00 or less shall first be submitted to arbitration and heard by a panel of three arbitrators selected from members of the bar of this court in accordance with the provisions of this rule, with the exception of:
(1) cases involving title to real estate; and
(2) cases which have been consolidated for trial with cases in which the amount in controversy exceeds [$30,000.00] $50,000.00.
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 07-238. Filed for public inspection February 16, 2007, 9:00 a.m.]
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