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CIVIL PRACTICE UPDATE: DROP OFF CONSENT ORDERS FROM JUDGE COLVILLE AVAILABLE IN ALLEGHENY COUNTY

Posted By Cliff Tuttle | December 6, 2017

No. 1,365

At a recent Civil Practice seminar, it was announced that Special Motions Judge Robert Colville will experimentally accept consent orders signed off by all counsel or certified by counsel as consented by all, by mail or drop off any day of the week. Eligible proposed orders must be true consent orders, not ones that are just “not opposed.”  The latter, which are more common, have the potential for opposing counsel to change his/her mind before Judge Colville’s motions court on Fridays.

This procedure will save both counsel from the burden of attending Friday motions and standing in the long uncontested line.

Judge Colville took over from Judge Wettick this year as Special Motions Judge.  Special Motions involve cases on the arbitration docket and discovery.  However, once cases are placed on the civil trial list, they become the province of the Calendar Control Judge, Judge Folino.

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