IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS OF PHILADELPHIA COUNTY

FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT

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JOINT GENERAL COURT REGULATION

TRIAL DIVISION AND ORPHANS' COURT DIVISION

No. 97-1

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Procedure for Approval of Compromises Involving Minors,

Incapacitated Persons, Wrongful Death and Survival Actions

In order to fully implement a comprehensive procedure dealing with the settlement of cases involving Minors, Incapacitated Persons, Wrongful Death and Survival Actions in light of the experience gathered through the implementation of Joint General Court Regulation No. 93-2 issued by the Administrative Judges of the Trial and Orphans' Court Divisions, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED and DECREED that the said Joint General Court Regulation is rescinded and consistent with Pa. R.C.P. No. 2039, 2064 and 2206 and Phila. Civ. R. No. 2039.1 and 2206, the following procedure shall be utilized in approving Petitions for settlements involving minors, incapacitated persons, wrongful death and survival actions:

I.MINOR OR INCAPACITATED PERSON'S COMPROMISES

II. PETITIONS FOR APPROVAL OF SETTLEMENTS IN WRONGFUL DEATH/SURVIVAL ACTIONS.

III. PETITIONS FOR ALLOWANCE.

IV. INCONSISTENCY WITH PHILA. CIV. R. NO. 2039.1, 2039.2 AND 2206.

To the extent the terms of Phila. R. Civ. P. No. 2039.1, 2039.2 and 2206 differ from the terms provided in the within Joint General Court Regulation, the terms of the said rules are rescinded.

This Joint General Court Regulation is promulgated in accordance with the April 11, 1986, Order of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Eastern District, No. 55 Judicial Administration, Docket No. 1, Phila. Civ. R. 51 and Pa. R.C.P. 239, and shall become effective thirty (30) days after publication in The Pennsylvania Bulletin. As required by Pa. R.C.P. 239, the original Joint General Court Regulation shall be filed with the Prothonotary in a docket maintained for General Court Regulations issued by the Administrative Judge of the Trial Division, and copies shall be submitted to the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts, the Legislative Reference Bureau and the Civil Procedural Rules Committee. Copies of the Regulation shall also be submitted to Legal Communications, Ltd., The Legal Intelligencer, Jenkins Memorial Law Library and the Law Library for the First Judicial District.

JOHN W. HERRON
ADMINISTRATIVE JUDGE,
TRIAL DIVISION


DATE: 6/27/97
PETRESE B. TUCKER
ADMINISTRATIVE JUDGE,
ORPHANS' COURT DIVISION


DATE: 6/27/97


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