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Article re: Post-Koken Rules

/ 21.Jun, 2011
Recently, James C. Haggerty, Esquire co-authored an article appearing in the Litigation: Auto Law Supplemental of the Legal Intelligencer. The article addressed the need for uniform and standardized rules in the litigation and adjudication of uninsured and underinsured motorist claims in Pennsylvania. Following the Koken decision, insurers have eliminated mandatory arbitration clauses for adjudication of UM and UIM claims from auto policies in Pennsylvania. As a result, such claims are now adjudicated in court, not in arbitration. Various novel issues thus arise, including venue, insurance, joinder of claims, etc. For a copy of the article, click here.