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Title 252—ALLEGHENY COUNTY RULES

ALLEGHENY COUNTY

Civil Rules of the Court of Common Pleas; No. 3 of 2010; Rules Doc.

[40 Pa.B. 7040]
[Saturday, December 11, 2010]

Order of Court

And Now, to-wit, this 23rd day of November, 2010, It Is Hereby Ordered, Adjudged and Decreed that the following Amended Rule of the Court of Common Please of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Civil Division, adopted by the unanimous proxy vote of the Board of Judges on November 4, 2010, shall be effective (30) days after publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin:

Amended Civil Rule 1303, Administrative Docket
Form 1303: Notice of Hearing Date, Notice to Defend and Notice of Duty to Appear at Arbitration Hearing.

By the Court

DONNA JO MCDANIEL, 
President Judge

Order of Court

And Now, this 24th day of September, 2010, it is hereby Ordered that the Hearing Notice portion of the Notice To Defend of Allegheny County Local Rule 1303, Form 1303 is amended to read the following:

HEARING NOTICE

 YOU HAVE BEEN SUED IN COURT. The above Notice to Defendant explains what you must do to dispute the claims made against you. If you file the written response referred to in the Notice to Defendant, a hearing before a board of arbitrators will take place in the Compulsory Arbitration Center. Report to the Arbitration Assembly Room, Courtroom Two, Seventh Floor City-County Building, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219, on ______ , ____ at 9:00 A.M. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE THE RESPONSE DESCRIBED IN THE NOTICE TO DEFEND, A JUDGMENT FOR THE AMOUNT CLAIMED IN THE COMPLAINT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU BEFORE THE HEARING.

 BY THE COURT:

 ______, A.J.

Form 1303. Notice of Hearing Date, Notice to Defend and Notice of Duty to Appear at Arbitration Hearing

IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS OF ALLEGHENY COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA CIVIL DIVISION

______ARBITRATION DOCKET
______NO. __________
    _________________
Plaintiff,
 vs. HEARING DATE __________
______
______
______
Defendant.

NOTICE TO DEFEND

 YOU HAVE BEEN SUED IN COURT. If you wish to defend against the claims set forth in the following pages, you must take action within TWENTY (20) days after this complaint and notice are served, by entering a written appearance personally or by attorney and filing in writing with the court your defenses or objections to the clams set forth against you. You are warned that if you fail to do so the case may proceed without you and a judgment may be entered against you by the court without further notice for any money claimed in the complaint or for any other claim or relief requested by the plaintiff. You may lose money or property or other rights important to you.

 YOU SHOULD TAKE THIS PAPER TO YOUR LAWYER AT ONCE. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A LAWYER OR CANNOT AFFORD ONE, GO TO OR TELEPHONE THE OFFICE SET FORTH BELOW. THIS OFFICE CAN PROVIDE YOU WITH INFORMATION ABOUT HIRING A LAWYER.

 IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO HIRE A LAWYER, THIS OFFICE MAY BE ABLE TO PROVIDE YOU WITH INFORMATION ABOUT AGENCIES THAT MAY OFFER LEGAL SERVICES TO ELIGIBLE PERSONS AT A REDUCED FEE OR NO FEE.

LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICE, The Allegheny County Bar Association
11th Floor Koppers Building, 436 Seventh Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219
Telephone: (412) 261-5555

HEARING NOTICE

 YOU HAVE BEEN SUED IN COURT. The above Notice to Defend explains what you must do to dispute the claims made against you. If you file the written response referred to in the Notice to Defend, a hearing before a board of arbitrators will take place in the Compulsory Arbitration Center. Report to the Arbitration Assembly Room, Courtroom Two, Seventh Floor City-County Building, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219, on ______ , ____ at 9:00 A.M. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE THE RESPONSE DESCRIBED IN THE NOTICE TO DEFEND, A JUDGMENT FOR THE AMOUNT CLAIMED IN THE COMPLAINT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU BEFORE THE HEARING.

DUTY TO APPEAR AT ARBITRATION HEARING

 If one or more of the parties is not present at the hearing, THE MATTER MAY BE HEARD AT THE SAME TIME AND DATE BEFORE A JUDGE OF THE COURT WITHOUT THE ABSENT PARTY OR PARTIES. THERE IS NO RIGHT TO A TRIAL DE NOVO ON APPEAL FROM A DECISION ENTERED BY A JUDGE.

NOTICE: You must respond to this complaint within twenty (20) days or a judgment for the amount claimed may be entered against you before the hearing.
If one or more of the parties is not present at the hearing, the matter may be heard immediately before a judge without the absent party or parties. There is no right to a trial de novo on appeal from a decision entered by a judge.

 Editor's Note: Adopted October 4, 2006, effective December 4, 2006.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 10-2354. Filed for public inspection December 10, 2010, 9:00 a.m.]



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