Pennsylvania Civil Practice Handbook (includes book + digital download)
STATE AND FEDERAL COURTS - 2023 Edition
Includes book + digital download (link provided at checkout)
AUTHOR: LISA STEFANONI
1 volume, Soft-cover
Published: November, 2022 (2023 Edition); $219.00
(Previous Editions: 1973; 1982 and 2004-2022)
Most recent supplement/update: 2023 Supplement; April 2023
Library of Congress Number: 2003114533
This book is intended to be what it is called, a Handbook of Civil Practice, and not a treatise. The latest edition provides a comprehensive starting point for handling particular civil actions and appeals, for participating in arbitration, and for enforcing judgments. It offers ready answers to questions commonly encountered.
Focus is on the Pennsylvania and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (RCP, and FRCP, respectively), which govern proceedings in the courts of general jurisdiction. State and Federal Rules of Evidence (Pa.RE, and FRE, respectively), the magisterial district court rules (RCPDJ), and the rules of the municipal court (RCPMC), are covered. The final two chapters discuss state and federal appellate practice, which are governed by the Pennsylvania and Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure (RAP, and FRAP, respectively). The text alerts the reader when local rules may vary.
The format has changed from earlier editions; forms are included, and chapters added to address actions that have become more prevalent. Footnotes replace bracketed material; here, pertinent decisions and comments are found.
SUMMARY OF CONTENTS
1. Introduction 2. The Court System & Subject Matter Jurisdiction 3. Statutes of Limitation 4. Service of Process and Other Papers 5. Venue 6. Parties 7. Pleadings 8. Consolidation, Coordination and Severance 9. Class Actions 10. Wrongful Death and Survival Actions 11. Asbestos Actions 12. Professional Liability Actions 13. Protection From Abuse 14. Divorce and Annulment 15. Custody 15A. Termination of Parental Rights 16. Support 17. Paternity 18. Real Property Actions 19. Mechanics' Liens 20. Equity 21. Replevin 22. Declaratory Judgment 23. Mandamus 24. Quo Warranto 25. Habeas Corpus 26. Motion and Petition Practice 27. Discovery 28. Preparation for Trial 29. Termination Prior to Verdict 30. Arbitration 31. Conduct of Trial 32. Witnesses and Evidence 33. Proceedings Following Evidence 34. Judgments 35. Costs 36. Final Process 37. Appeals — State Courts 38. Appeals — Federal Courts
Appendix A (Pennsylvania Court System)
Appendix B (Pennsylvania Court Clerks & Courthouses)
Appendix C (Damages for Delay — Prime Rate)
Appendix D (Equity and Civil Action Consolidated)
Appendix E (Partial Custody and Visitation)
Appendix F (Actions For Support: Alternative Hearing Procedures By County)
Appendix G (Court of Common Pleas Civil Cover Sheet)
Appendix H (Actions For Divorce: Alternative Hearing Procedures By County)
Appendix I (Medical Malpractice Forms)
Appendix J (Physician Verification Form In Action For Support)