Local Rules of Court; No. 4 AD 2015
[45 Pa.B. 6885]
[Saturday, December 5, 2015]
And Now, this 13th day of November, 2015, The Court Hereby Approves, Adopts and Promulgates this amendment to Mercer County Local Rule of Civil Procedure L-317. Said amendment shall become effective thirty (30) days after the date of publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin, pursuant to Rule 103(c) of the Pennsylvania Rules of Judicial Procedure, and Rule 239 of the Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure.
It is further Ordered and Directed that the Court Administrator of Mercer County shall file one (1) certified copy of this amendment with the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts, furnish two (2) certified copies to the Legislative Reference Bureau for publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin, and file one certified copy with the Civil Procedural Rules Committee.
It is further Ordered and Directed that Local Rules shall be kept continuously available for public inspection and copying in the Offices of the Prothonotary of Mercer County. Upon request and payment of reasonable costs of reproduction and mailing, these offices shall furnish to any person a copy of these Local Rules. These amendments shall be published in the Mercer County Law Journal.
By the Court
THOMAS R. DOBSON,
Amendment to Local Rule of Civil Procedure L-317
(F) Procedure for handling cases initiated by Writ of Summons:
(1) A status conference shall be held no sooner than 60 days nor more than 90 days after the filing of the writ.
(a) At the initial status conference, the Court shall make inquiry of plaintiff's counsel when counsel anticipates filing a complaint.
(i) If the complaint is anticipated to be filed within 90 days of the conference, the Court shall enter an order designating the nature of the case, setting a discovery, motion and trial schedule consistent with the designation;
(ii) If the complaint is not anticipated to be filed within 90 days of the conference, the Court shall schedule a review conference no sooner than 180 days nor more than 200 days after said conference. At the review conference, the Court shall make inquiry as to when a complaint is anticipated to be filed and enter an order consistent with subparagraph (i), or if a complaint is anticipated to be filed within 90 days or another status conference if it is not; or enter any other order deemed appropriate by the nature and circumstances of the case.
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 15-2129. Filed for public inspection December 4, 2015, 9:00 a.m.]
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