Rule 2026. Definitions.

 As used in this chapter

 ‘‘action’’ means any civil action or proceeding brought in or appealed to any court of record which is subject to these rules;

 ‘‘guardian,’’ except where the context otherwise indicates, means the party representing the interest of a minor party in any action, whether as (a) the guardian of a minor appointed by any court of competent jurisdiction, (b) a person in the nature of a next friend selected to represent a minor plaintiff in an action, or (c) a guardian ad litem specially appointed by the court in which the action is pending;

   Official Note

   A testamentary guardian is not included as such within the above definition of guardian. A testamentary guardian may, however, obtain the right to represent the minor in litigation, not in the capacity as testamentary guardian, but by qualifying as a guardian within the above definition either by selection under clause (b) or appointment under clause (c).

 ‘‘judgment’’ means any final judgment or final order entered in any action.

Source

   The provisions of this Rule 2026 adopted February 14, 1939, effective September 4, 1939; amended April 18, 1975, effective immediately, 5 Pa.B. 1820; amended April 12, 1999, effective July 1, 1999, 29 Pa.B. 2274; amended December 16, 2003, effecive July 1, 2004, 34 Pa.B. 9. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (255293).



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