Damages for Delay in an Action - Rule 238

Civil Procedural Rules Committee Rule 238. Damages for Delay in an Action for Bodily
Injury, Death or Property Damage

Prime Rate The prime rate as set forth in the first edition of the Wall Street Journal for a particular year is the basis for calculating damages for delay under Pa.R.C.P. 238 as revised November 7, 1988. The prime rate published in the first edition of the Wall Street Journal for each of the years specified is as follows:
 Date of Publication       Prime Rate                
 January 2, 2016  0.0%
 January 2, 2015 3.25%
 January 2, 2014 3.25%
 January 2, 2013  3.25%
 January 3, 2012  3.25%
 January 3, 2011  3.25%
 January 4, 2010  3.25%
January 2, 2009  3.25%
January 2, 2008  7.25%
January 2, 2007  8.25%
January 2, 2006  7.50%
 January 3, 2005  5.25%
 January 2, 2004  4.00%
January 2,  2003  4.25%
January 2, 2002  4.75%
January 2, 2001  9.50%
January 3,  2000  8.50%
January 4, 1999  7.75%
January 2, 1998  8.50%
January 2, 1997  8.25%
January 2, 1996  8.50%
January 3, 1995  8.50%
January 3, 1994  6.00%
January 4, 1993  6.00%
January 2, 1992  6.50%
January 2, 1991  9.50 to 10%
January 2, 1990  10.50%