§ 1021.94a. Summary judgment motions.

 (a)  Rules governing summary judgment motions. Except as otherwise provided by these rules, motions for summary judgment shall be governed by Pa.R.C.P. Rules 1035.1—1035.5.

 (b)  Summary judgment motion record.

   (1)  A summary judgment motion record must contain the following separate items:

     (i)   A motion prepared in accordance with subsection (c).

     (ii)   A statement of undisputed material facts in accordance with subsection (d).

     (iii)   A supporting brief prepared in accordance with subsection (e).

     (iv)   The evidentiary materials relied upon by the movant.

     (v)   A proposed order.

   (2)  Motions and responses must be in writing, signed by a party or its attorney, and served on the opposing party in accordance with §  1021.34 (relating to service).

 (c)  Motion. A motion for summary judgment must contain only a concise statement of the relief requested and the reasons for granting that relief. The motion should not include any recitation of the facts and should not exceed two pages in length.

 (d)  Statement of undisputed material facts. A statement of undisputed material facts must consist of numbered paragraphs and contain only those material facts to which the movant contends there is no genuine issue together with a citation to the portion of the motion record establishing the fact or demonstrating that it is uncontroverted. The citation must identify the document and specify the paragraphs and pages or lines thereof or the specific portions of exhibits relied on. The statement of undisputed material facts, absent the portions of exhibits and affidavits relied upon, may not exceed five pages in length unless leave of the Board is granted.

 (e)  Brief in support of the motion for summary judgment. The motion for summary judgment shall be accompanied by a brief containing an introduction, summary of the case, and the legal argument supporting the motion.

 (f)  Opposition to motion for summary judgment. Within 30 days of the date of service of the motion, a party opposing the motion shall file the following:

   (1)  A response to the motion for summary judgment which includes a concise statement, not to exceed two pages in length, as to why the motion should not be granted.

   (2)  A response to the statement of undisputed material facts either admitting or denying or disputing each of the facts in the movant’s statement. Any response must include citation to the portion of the record contraverting a material fact. The citation must identify the document and specify the pages and paragraphs or lines thereof or the specific portions of exhibits relied on demonstrating existence of a genuine issue as to the fact disputed. An opposing party may also include in the responding statement additional facts the party contends are material and as to which there exists a genuine issue. Each fact shall be stated in separately numbered paragraphs and contain citations to the motion record. The response to the statement of undisputed material facts may not exceed five pages in length unless leave of the Board is granted.

   (3)  A brief containing the legal argument in opposition to the motion.

 (g)  Length of brief in support of and in opposition to summary judgment. Unless leave of the Board is granted, the brief in support of or in opposition to the motion may not exceed 30 pages.

 (h)  Evidentiary materials. Affidavits, deposition transcripts or other documents relied upon in support of a motion for summary judgment or response must accompany the motion or response and be separately bound and labeled as exhibits. Affidavits must conform to Pa.R.C.P. 76 and 1035.4 (relating to definitions; and affidavits).

 (i)  Proposed order. The motion shall be accompanied by a proposed order.

 (j)  Reply brief. A reply brief may be filed by the movant within 15 days of the date of service of the response. It may not exceed 15 pages unless leave of the Board is granted. Additional briefing may be permitted at the discretion of the presiding administrative law judge.

 (k)  Summary judgment. When a motion for summary judgment is made and supported as provided in this rule, an adverse party may not rest upon the mere allegations or denials of the adverse party’s pleading or its notice of appeal, but the adverse party’s response, by affidavits or as otherwise provided by this rule, must set forth specific facts showing there is a genuine issue for hearing. If the adverse party does not so respond, summary judgment may be entered against the adverse party. Summary judgment may be entered against a party who fails to respond to a summary judgment motion.

 (l)  Judgment rendered. The judgment sought shall be rendered forthwith if the motion record shows that there is no genuine issue as to any material fact and that the moving party is entitled to judgment as a matter of law.

 Comment: The statement of material facts should be limited to those facts which are material to disposition of the summary judgment motion and should not include lengthy recitations of undisputed background facts or legal context.

Source

   The provisions of this §  1021.94a adopted February 10, 2006, effective February 11, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 709; amended October 16, 2009, effective October 17, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 6035. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (317409) to (317411).

Cross References

   This section cited in 25 Pa. Code §  1021.133 (relating to reopening of record prior to adjudication).



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