ACBA Court Capsules
Rule Amendments and Court Opinions of Interest to ACBA Members

As a member benefit, the ACBA gathers information regarding court rule amendments and important court opinions, then publishes this information and relevant links on this web page, under the appropriate court heading. When new information is added, the ACBA will share this news on Twitter and Facebook. Also look for summaries every Tuesday in the Pittsburgh Legal Journal. ACBA Court Capsules are presented by bit-x-bit.

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US Supreme Court

US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Pennsylvania Supreme Court

Jan. 7, 2020 | Pennsylvania Orphans' Court Rules have been amended. Read the order here, the new rule here, and the explanatory report here.

Jan. 8, 2020 | An automobile insurance policy provision, which requires an insured seeking first-party medical benefits under the policy to submit to an independent medical exam whenever the insurer requires and with a doctor selected by the insurer, conflicts with 75 Pa.C.S. § 1796(a) of the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law. Read the opinion here.

Pennsylvania Superior Court

Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court

Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas