Saturday, November 6, 2010

Transfer of Venue Denied in Phila. County Post-Koken Case

I have been advised of an Order without Opinion by Judge Lisa M. Rau of the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas denying transfer of venue in the post-Koken matter of Miscannon v. State Farm, GEICO, and Norris, Term June 2010, No. 003302 (Phila. Co. Nov. 30, 2010, J. Rau) No rationale is stated in the Order.

In this matter the moving party, i.e. the tortfeasor defendants, were not seeking any severance. Rather, the moving party was just seeking to transfer the matter from Philadelphia County to Lancaster County where the tortfeasor defendants lived and where accident occurred.

I was also advised that there was an issue of the preliminary objections being untimely filed in this matter so it is uncertain whether the denial was for procedural reasons or substantive reasons.

Anyone desiring a copy of the Order in Miscannon may contact me at

I send thanks to Attorney Susan Weiner of the King of Prussia Law Offices of James L. Barlow for bringing this case to my attention.

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