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PAWD Local Rules 11/01/2016

Changes to Local Rules of Court 11/01/2016

LCvR 1.1         SCOPE OF RULES

  1. Title and Citation. These rules shall be known as the Local Rules of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. They may be cited as "LCvR."
  2. Scope of Rules. These rules shall apply in all proceedings in civil and criminal actions.
  3. Relationship to Prior Rules; Actions Pending on Effective Date. These rules supersede all previous rules promulgated by this Court or any Judge of this Court. They shall govern all applicable proceedings brought in this Court after they take effect. They also shall apply to all proceedings pending at the time they take effect, except to the extent that in the opinion of the Court the application thereof would not be feasible or would work injustice, in which event the former rules shall govern.
  4. Rule of Construction and Definitions. United States Code, Title 1,  Sections 1 to 5, shall, as far as applicable, govern the construction of these rules. Unless the context indicates otherwise, the word "Judge" refers to both District Judges and Magistrate Judges.

 

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