Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas Upholds Allstate Forum Selection Clause in UM Case

The Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas upheld Allstate Insurance Company’s “forum selection clause in the court’s recent Order without Opinion in the case of Motta v. Allstate Ins. Co., March Term 2013, NO. 0839 (C.P. Phila. Co. April 22, 2013).

In this Post-Koken uninsured motorist (UM) matter, the Allstate declarations page listed the named insured’s address as being in located in Berks County.  The accident occurred in Philadelphia County.

Allstate responded to the Complaint filed in Philadelphia County with Preliminary Objections in the form of a motion to transfer venue. 

As noted, the court issued an Order sustaining Allstate’s Preliminary Objections and transferring venue to Berks County.

Anyone wishing to review this one line Order only decision in Motta may click HERE.

I send thanks to Attorney Ken Goodman of the Reading law firm of Rabenold, Koestel & Scheidt for bringing this case to my attention.
 

 

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