On Oct. 14, 2015 Schmidt Kramer Partner Scott Cooper was invited by Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Correale Stevens to speak to the Monroe County and Pike County Bar Associations on “Post-Koken Issues in Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Cases” in Mounty Airy, Pennsylvania.
Last year, Cooper was a featured speaker at the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s mid-year conference and also addressed the updates to Pennsylvania’s uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage laws.
In the post-koken issues presentation, Cooper discussed how joinders changes the legal landscape. Previously, the tort and under/uninsured motorist cases were litigated in separate forums. However, now, cases may be filed together in one action in the Courts of Common Please.
Cooper notes in his presentation that the number of cases in Philadelphia wherein joinder was not allowed outweigh cases where it was allowed. Cooper also provides a district-by-district comparison to determine where a joinder is and is not permitted.
He also went on to discuss how venue clauses make a difference in a claim as well as bad faith claims.
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