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PHILADELPHIA – September 29, 2015 — ALM’s The Legal Intelligencer, the trusted source for Pennsylvania legal news and information for more than 170 years, has published Pennsylvania Motion Practice, written by Shareholder Thomas P. Manning, of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC.

Pennsylvania Motion Practice focuses on the rules and procedures governing motion practice in the Pennsylvania state courts. It is intended as a resource to practitioners at all levels. The book addresses the requirements for preliminary motions, such as preliminary objections, motions for judgment on the pleadings, motions for class certification, and discovery motions. It also covers summary judgment motions, pre- and post-trial motions, and motions that may be filed in the appellate courts. The book discusses the Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure applicable to each type of motion, provides requirements and guidance for the preparation of motions and, in some instances, selects local county rules applicable to the motions. In addition the authors have provided a variety of forms as samples, largely taken from their practice, as a starting point for the practitioner’s consideration. These forms are compiled in the back of the book for easy use and are also cross-referenced in the relevant chapters.

Thomas P. Manning, Shareholder, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, handles complex business disputes in federal and state trial and appellate courts both locally and throughout the country and has broad experience with motion practice in courts throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He began his legal career as a law clerk for the Honorable Anita B. Brody of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

The topics covered by Pennsylvania Motion Practice include:

  • What is a Motion?
  • Preliminary Motions
  • Preliminary Objections
  • Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings
  • Motion for Class Certification
  • Discovery Motions
  • Summary Judgment Motions
  • Pre-Trial Motions
  • Trial Motions
  • Motions for Post-Trial Relief
  • Appellate Motions
An e-book is included with a paid purchase of Pennsylvania Motion Practice.

A detailed table of contents, as well as ordering information for this book, is available at  

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