Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Luzerne County President Judge Burke Grants Protective Order Against Deposition of UIM Claims Rep in Two Post-Koken Cases

On October 4, 2013, President Judge Thomas F. Burke, Jr. of the Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas issued an Order in the case of Garrett v. Griffin and Erie Ins. Exchange, No. 17274 of 2012 (C.P. Luz. Co. Oct. 4, 2013 Burke, J.) granting the Motion of Erie Insurance Company for a Protective Order against the Plaintiff's request for a deposition of that UIM carrier's claims representative in a Post-Koken automobile accident case.  The prevailing defense attorney in that case was Rick Polachek of the Wilkes-Barre law firm of Polachek & Clark.

On the same date, President Judge Burke, Jr. issued an Order in the separate Luzerne County case of Krznefski v. Bish and State Farm, No. 16643 of 2012 (C.P. Luz. Co. Oct. 4, 2013 Burke, J.) granting the Motion of State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company for a Protective Order against the Plaintiff's request for a deposition of that UIM carrier's claims representative in a Post-Koken automobile accident case.  The prevailing defense attorney in that case was Lee Ullman of the Reading office of the Forry Ullman law firm.

Anyone wishing to secure a copy of these Orders may contact me at dancummins@comcast.net.

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