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Joint and Several Bill Remains Pending

/ 17.May, 2011

The House of Representatives in Pennsylvania has passed the Fair Share Act reforming joint and several liability in Pennsylvania. The Fair Share Act eliminates joint . . .

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Review of Sackett Decision Pending

/ 28.Apr, 2011

In Sackett v. Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, 4 A.3d 637 (Pa. Super. 2010), the Superior Court held that a new Rejection of Stacking is needed . . .

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Regular Use Exclusion Challenged

/ 28.Apr, 2011

In Pennsylvania, the appellate courts have held the regular use exclusion in uninsured and underinsured motorist cases. That exclusion bars recovery of UM/UIM benefits where . . .

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Fair Share Legislation

/ 18.Apr, 2011

Pennsylvania has long had a system of joint and several liability which is not favorable to defendants.  Under the joint and several liability system in . . .

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Household Exclusion Again Challenged

/ 13.Apr, 2011

The household exclusion in auto policies continues to be challenged by the plaintiff’s Bar.  Oral argument was conducted before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania on . . .

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Post-Koken case- Philadelphia County

/ 12.Apr, 2011

In Pennsylvania, mandatory arbitration of UM and UIM claims was eliminated by the Koken decision.  Following the Koken decision, most insurers eliminated mandatory arbitration clauses . . .

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General Star Indemnity v. Mid-Atlantic Youth

/ 06.Oct, 2010

In General Star Indemnity Co., Inc. v. Mid Atlantic Youth Services, Corp., No. 10-3200 (M.D.Pa. September 27, 2010) (Caputo, J.), the Court addressed coverage issues . . .

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Washington v. Klieforth

/ 06.Oct, 2010

In Washington v. Klieforth, Phila. Ct. Comm. Pl., No. 10-3190 (September 15, 2010) (Massiah-Jackson, J.), the defendant sought a new trial, objecting to the order . . .

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Miller v. Pine Wreath & Candle

/ 06.Oct, 2010

In Miller v. Pine Wreath & Candle, LTD, Phila Ct. Comm. Pl., No. 10-3194 (Sept. 17, 2010) (Tereshko, J.), the Court addressed venue issues in . . .

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Thomas v. Titan Auto

/ 06.Oct, 2010

There have been some recent decisions of note and interest.  In Thomas v. Titan Auto Ins. Co., Phila Ct. Common Pl. No. 10-3193 (September 16, . . .

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