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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 08-2141


Title 255--LOCAL


Order Amending Rule 1302; Rule of Civil Procedure; No. 14722-2008

[38 Pa.B. 6457]
[Saturday, November 29, 2008]


   Now, this 6th day of November, 2008, the Court hereby amends Luzerne County Rule of Civil Procedure 1302, in the following form, effective immediately.

   It is further ordered that the District Court Administrator shall file seven (7) certified copies of this Order, along with the diskette with the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts, two (2) certified copies of this Order and the following rule along with a diskette to the Legislative Reference Bureau for publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin, one (1) certified copy to the Civil Procedural Rules Committee, one (1) certified copy to the Judicial Council of Pennsylvania Statewide Rules Committee, and one (1) copy to the Luzerne Legal Register for publication in the next issue.

   It is further ordered that the local rule shall be kept continuously available for public inspection and copying in the Prothonotary's Office.

By the Court

President Judge

Rule 1302.  Appointment of the Board.

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   (g)  Assessment Appeals

   The following provisions shall govern the arbitration of assessment appeals:

   (i)  All assessment appeals shall be referred by the prothonotary to the Director of Specialty Courts for mediation. A report of mediation shall be filed in all cases.

   (ii)  The prothonotary shall not appoint a board of arbitrators unless a mediation report is filed.

   (iii)  Arbitrators shall be appointed as provided for in paragraphs (a) through (e) except that the same board of arbitrators may be appointed to multiple assessment appeal cases scheduled for the same day.

   (iv)  Compensation: Arbitrators shall be compensated as provided in paragraph (f) except that the compensation of each member of a board of arbitration in assessment appeals assigned to hear multiple cases on the same day shall not exceed $125.00 per hour, but in no event shall any arbitrator be compensated more than $125.00 per case without court approval.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 08-2141. Filed for public inspection November 28, 2008, 9:00 a.m.]

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