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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 06-1490



Amendment of Local Civil Action Rule 39--1301; Miscellaneous Doc. No. 2006-2206

[36 Pa.B. 4178]
[Saturday, August 5, 2006]

Order Of Court

   July 17, 2006, Civil Action Rule No. 39--1301, for the Court of Common Pleas of the 39th Judicial District of Pennsylvania is hereby amended as follows, effective thirty (30) days after publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

By the Court

President Judge

Rule 39--1301.  Compulsory Arbitration. Scope

   All cases which are at issue where the amount in controversy shall be [$25,000.00]] $50,000.00 or less, except those involving title to real estate, shall first be submitted to and heard by a Board of three (3) members of either Bar of the Judicial District for consideration and award. Cases involving title to real estate and cases involving more that [$25,000.00]] $50,000.00 may be heard by the Board upon agreement of counsel for both sides filed in the case. Cases which are not at issue and whether or not suit has been filed in which the amount in controversy shall be [$25,000.00] $50,000.00 or less may be referred to the Board of Arbitrators by Agreement of Reference signed by counsel for both sides in the case, which said Agreement of Reference shall define the issues involved and for determination by the Board and, when agreeable, shall also contain stipulations with respect to facts submitted or agreed upon, or defenses waived. In such cases the Agreement of Reference shall take the place of the pleadings in the case and be filed of record.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 06-1490. Filed for public inspection August 4, 2006, 9:00 a.m.]

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