Rule 51. Title and Citation of Rules.
These rules shall be known as the Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure and may be cited as Pa. R.C.P. No.
The rules of civil procedure are not applicable in the magisterial district courts. Civil actions and proceedings in magisterial district courts are governed by the Rules of Civil Procedure for Magisterial District Judges, Pa.R.C.P.M.D.J. 201 et seq.
The provisions of this Rule 51 adopted May 1, 1939, effective November 6, 1939; amended March 28, 1973, effective July 1, 1973; amended June 23, 1975, effective immediately, 5 Pa.B. 1819; amended November 14, 1978, effective December 2, 1978, 8 Pa.B. 3410; amended July 8, 2005, effective September 1, 2005, 35 Pa.B. 4087; amended immediately preceding text appears at serial page (22232).
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