Rule 1361. Form of Notice to Plead.


   The notice to plead shall be directed to the adverse party and shall be in substantially the following form: To


    (Name of Adverse Party) You are hereby notified to file a written response to the enclosed (name of pleading) within twenty (20) days from service hereof or a judgment may be entered against you.

(Party Filing Pleading or the Party’s Attorney)

   Official Note

   A responsive pleading is not required to be filed unless a notice to plead has been endorsed on the prior pleading other than a complaint. The notice to defend prescribed by Rule 1018.1 shall appear on all complaints.


   The provisions of this Rule 1361 amended through April 23, 1985, effective July 1, 1985, 15 Pa.B. 1728; amended April 12, 1999, effective July 1, 1999, 29 Pa.B. 2266. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (227317).

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