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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 97-1115



Amendment to Local Rule of Civil Procedure 4019*--Discovery Master; No. 97-00001-2

[27 Pa.B. 3427]


   And Now, this 23rd day of June, 1997, the Court approves and adopts the following amendment to Montgomery County Local Rule of Civil Procedure 4019*--Discovery Master. This Amendment shall become effective thirty (30) days from the date of publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

   The Court Administrator is directed to publish this Order once in the Montgomery County Law Reporter and in the Legal Intelligencer. In conformity with Pa.R.C.P. 239, seven (7) certified copies of the within Order shall be filed by the Court Administrator with the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts. Two (2) certified copies shall be distributed to the Legislative Reference Bureau for publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin. One (1) certified copy shall be filed with the Civil Procedure Rules Committee. One (1) copy shall be filed with the Prothonotary, one (1) copy with the Clerk of Courts, and (1) copy with the Court Administrator of Montgomery County, one (1) copy with the Law Library of Montgomery County and one (1) copy with each Judge of this Court.

By the Court

President Judge

Rule 4019*--Discovery Master.

   In order to facilitate the prompt disposition of discovery matters, the Court adopts Local Rule of Civil Procedure 4019* implementing what shall be known as the ''Discovery Master Program'' as follows:

   (1)  * * *

   (2)  All motions respecting discovery, other than a motion for sanctions, together with a rule to show cause why the relief sought should not be granted, shall be presented to the Court Administrator, after filing with the Prothonotary, for a return day on the rule. The moving party shall promptly serve the respondent with a copy of the motion and rule designating the return date. The cover sheet of moving party must state that counsel have met and conferred in a good faith effort to resolve the discovery dispute.

   (3)  * * *

   (4)  * * *

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 97-1115. Filed for public inspection July 11, 1997, 9:00 a.m.]

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