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In re Order Amending Rule 1513 of Pennsylvania Rules of Appellate Procedure

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

December 2, 2014

IN RE: ORDER AMENDING RULE 1513 OF THE PENNSYLVANIA RULES OF APPELLATE PROCEDURE

APPELLATE PROCEDURAL RULES DOCKET

ORDER

PER CURIAM

AND NOW, this 2nd day of December, 2014, upon the recommendation of the Appellate Court Procedural Rules Committee; the proposal having been published before adoption at 44 Pa.B. 2052 (April 5, 2014):

IT IS ORDERED pursuant to Article V, Section 10 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania that Pennsylvania Rule of Appellate Procedure 1513 is amended in the attached form.

This ORDER shall be processed in accordance with Pa.R.J.A. No. 103(b), and the amendment herein shall be effective in 30 days.

Rule 1513. Petition for Review.

(a) Caption and parties on appeal. In an appellate jurisdiction petition for review, the aggrieved party or person shall be named as the petitioner and, unless the government unit is disinterested, the government unit and no one else shall be named as the respondent. If the government unit is disinterested, all real parties in interest, and not the government unit, shall be named as respondents.

(b) Caption and parties in original jurisdiction actions. The government unit and any other indispensable party shall be named as respondents. Where a public act or duty is required to be performed by a government unit, it is sufficient to name the government unit, and not its individual members, as respondent.

(c) Form. Any petition for review shall be divided into consecutively numbered paragraphs. Each paragraph shall contain, as nearly as possible, a single allegation of fact or other statement. When petitioner seeks review of an order refusing to certify an interlocutory order for immediate appeal, numbered paragraphs need not be used.

(d) Content of appellate jurisdiction petition for review. An appellate jurisdiction petition for review shall contain:

[(1)] 1. a statement of the basis for the jurisdiction of the court;
[(2)] 2. the name of the party or person seeking review;
[(3)] 3. the name of the government unit that made the order or other determination sought to be reviewed;
[(4)] 4. reference to the order or other determination sought to be reviewed, including the date the order or ...

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