Monday, November 9, 2015

New Lackawanna County Local Rule Regarding Assignment of Medical Professional Liability Actions and Protracted Actions; Amendments to Local Rules on Discovery Motions

The Lackawanna County Courthouse
Scranton, PA

The Lackawanna County Local Rules have been amended to allow for the assignment of Medical Professional Liability Actions and Protracted Cases to a particular judge on a rotating basis upon the filing of a Complaint.  The new Rule was drafted by Judge Terrence R. Nealon, reviewed by the LBA Civil Rules Committee, and adopted by an Order of Court signed by President Judge Thomas J. Munley.

Changes were also made to the Discovery Motions Court Local Rules and, as of January 1, 2016, Judge Carmen D. Minora will serve as the Discovery Motions Court Judge in place of the old practice of a Special Trial Master presiding over discovery motions.

The new/amended Local Rules shall be come effective 30 days after their publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

The Rule can be reviewed at this LINK.

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