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Posted on: April 15, 2010

[ARCHIVED] New cover sheet to be required for commencing most civil actions

(Rule 205.5 of Pennsylvania Rule of Civil Procedure)
A new court form designed for people filing civil actions has been introduced by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania to enhance the flow and analysis of the thousands of cases processed annually by the Courts of Common Pleas. Cover sheets, which will be used in every courthouse in the state, will include a check-off list to note the type of claim filed. This is effective beginning May 26, 2010 and we shall not accept a filing commencing an action without a completed cover sheet. An online workable Cover sheet can be found at the following link:

Court of Common Pleas Civil Cover Sheet (pdf)
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