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MARY BARTUS v. RONALD W. BARTUS (04/11/88)

filed: April 11, 1988.

MARY BARTUS
v.
RONALD W. BARTUS, APPELLANT



Appeal from the Order entered December 19, 1986, Court of Common Pleas, Allegheny County, Family Division at No. F.D. 84-7644.

COUNSEL

George Pettrone, Pittsburgh, for appellee.

McEwen, Del Sole and Johnson, JJ.

Author: Johnson

[ 373 Pa. Super. Page 169]

Ronald W. Bartus appeals from one proviso of an order entered November 19, 1986 by the Honorable Lawrence Kaplan, of the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, Family Division. This proviso referred the enforcement of a dispute as to the transfer of personalty arising pursuant

[ 373 Pa. Super. Page 170]

    to a marital separation agreement to compulsory arbitration.*fn1 We quash this appeal as interlocutory.

As this Court has stated:

[A]n appeal will lie only from a final order unless otherwise permitted by rule or statute. A final order is one which either ends the litigation or disposes of the entire case. Whether an order is final and appealable cannot necessarily be ascertained from the face of a decree alone, nor simply from the technical effect of the adjudication. The finality of an order is a judicial conclusion which can only be reached after an examination of its ramifications. (Citations omitted.)

Katz v. Katz, 356 Pa. Super. 461, 464, 514 A.2d 1374, 1376 (1986).

Allegheny County Local Rules for Compulsory Arbitration provide:

Rule 1301. Scope.

(1) The following civil actions, proceedings and appeals or issues therein where the demand is for $10,000.00 or less (exclusive of interests or costs) shall first be submitted to and heard by ...


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