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-L76  Definitions
-L205.2  Filing Legal Papers

-L206.4(c)  Rule to Show Cause
-L208.2  Motions. Form. Content
-L208.3  Motions. Procedures. Brief
-L212  Pre-trials and Trial Scheduling

-L216 Continuances
-L220 Jury Size in Civil Trials
-L227.3 Transcript of Testimony
-L230.2  Termination of Inactive Cases
-L250.1 Americans with Disabilities Notice
-L261 Court Administrator
-L300  Dockets
-L400.1(b)  Service of original process
-L411  Action for Support
-L430  Service by Publication
-L440  Use of Prothonotary's Office Mail Box
-L501  Meeting Place
-L502  Substitution After Appointment
-L503  Organization
-L504  Notice of Appointment
-L601  Security for Costs of Non-residents
-L602  Bill of Costs
-L702  Satisfaction of Judgment
-L901  Money Paid into Court
-L902  Appeal as Supersedeas
-L1007  Commencement. Case Scheduling

-L1012  Appearance. Withdrawals
-L1018.1 Notice to Defend
-L1025  Designation of Trial Attorney
-L1028(c)  Preliminary Objections
-L1034(a)  Judgment on the Pleadings
-L1035.2(a)  Motion for Summary Judgment
-L1049  Itemized Statements
-L1066  Entry of Judgment. Advertisement
-L1301  Cases for Submission
-L1302  List of Arbitrators
-L1302.1 Selection of Arbitrators
-L1303  Scheduling of Hearings
-L1304  Arbitrator’s Questions
-L1304.1 Continuances
-L1306  Awards
-L1308  Compensation for Arbitrators
-L1311  Appeals
-L1315  Settlements
-L1910.10   Hearing Procedure
-L1910.12   Exceptions Procedure
-L1910.14   Defendant Leaving Jurisdiction
-L1910.15   Paternity
-L1910.22   Attachment of Wages
-L1915.3  Custody Petitions and Procedure
-L1915.3-1  Initial Conference
-L1915.3-2  Exceptions to Interim Orders
-L1915.3-3  Recommended Orders/Approval
-L1915.7  Settlement
-L1915.8   Examinations and Home Studies
-L1915.10-1  Pre-Trial Conference
-L1915.10-2  Continuances
-L1915.12   Required Certification
-L1915.13-1  Emergency Custody Relief
-L1915.13-2  Emergency Relief. Moving
-L1920.13  Interim Relief.  Family Court
-L1920.16  Bifurcation
-L1920.21  Bill of Particulars. Non pros
-L1920.31  Joinder of Economic Claims
-L1920.32  Joinder of Custody Claims
-L1920.33  Joinder of Property Claims
-L1920.42  Divorce Affidavit and Decree
-L1920.43  Special Relief
-L1920.45  Counseling
-L1920.51  Hearing by Court. Master
-L1920.53  Hearing By Master. Report
-L1920.55  Exception Procedure
-L1920.71  Form of Notice to Defend
-L1930.5  Discovery
-L2039  Minor's Compromise, Settlement
-L2232  Notice of Pendency of Action
-L4005  Interrogatory Limits

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L602. Bill of Costs.

A. Affidavit. The affidavit of the party or other person to the correctness of the bill and the attendance and materiality of the witnesses shall be annexed and shall be prima facie evidence to the taxing officer.

B. Cost of transcript. Upon the filing of the transcript of the record of a trial, the prothonotary shall record the cost thereof on the docket as a record cost as provided in Lyc. Co. R.C.P. L227.3.

C. Bills of cost. These shall be allowed and taxed by the prothonotary, unless manifest error in law or in fact appears in such bills.

D. Notice of filing. Any party filing a bill of costs shall immediately give notice of such filing to the opposite party, and in the case of Commonwealth cases, the county commissioners shall immediately be given notice. Those who receive notice of such filing shall be given a copy of the bills of costs at the same time that notice of filing is given, the copy to be furnished by the party filing the bills.

E. Exceptions to and re-taxation of costs. All exceptions to any bill of costs shall be in writing and be specific and shall be filed on or before the return day of the execution. Such exceptions shall be accompanied by a praecipe for a rule to show cause why the costs should not be re-taxed; this to be served upon the other party or parties in interest. Upon the filing of proper exceptions, together with a praecipe for such rule, the prothonotary shall immediately set a time for such re-taxation, with at least four (4) days notice in writing to the parties in interest and shall hear testimony if necessary.

F. Appeal to court on costs. Any interested party may take an appeal to the court from the re-taxation of the prothonotary. Such a hearing shall be de novo.

G. Stay. No exceptions or appeal shall operate to stay execution or prevent the collection of the debt or costs, but when collected on execution or paid into court, the costs excepted to will be retained until the question is decided.