To the extent there are any post-trial proceedings in civil matters—such as hearings on motions for reconsideration or motions for a new trial—they should remain open subject to the same procedural and substantive requirements of Press-Enterprise.
While courts in Pennsylvania have not addressed the right of access to post-trial proceedings in civil cases, in the criminal context, the Pennsylvania Superior Court has held that there is a right of access to post-trial records. Commonwealth v. Martinez, 917 A.2d 856, 861 (Pa. Super. 2007). That right also attaches to post-trial proceedings in civil cases.