Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Another Philadelphia County Decision in Favor of Consolidation

There remains a split of authority on the issue of consolidation versus severance of Post-Koken third party claims and UIM claims across the Commonwealth.  There also remains a split of authority on this issue within several counties, including Lackawanna, Allegheny, and Philadelphia Counties.

Another decision in favor of consolidation of Post-Koken claims was recently handed down by Judge Nina Wright Padilla in her one line Order denying a Motion for Sever in the case of Schlesinger v. GEICO, June Term 2014, No. 0549, Control No. 14083387 (C.P. Phila. Co. Sept. 26, 2014).

Anyone desiring a copy of this one line Order may contact me at

I send thanks to Attorney Steward A. Bernstein of the Philadelphia law firm of Kanter, Bernstein & Kardon for bringing this case to my attention.

For a comprehensive listing of Post-Koken decisions from across the Commonwealth on this issue and other Post-Koken issues, check out the Post-Koken Scorecard that is always freely accessible by clicking the link to the same down on the right hand column on the Tort Talk Blog at  Here is a quick LINK  to the Post-Koken Scorecard for your easy reference.

Please do not hesitate to let me know of any Post-Koken decisions you may be aware of from any county in order that the Scorecard may be continually updated for the benefit of all.

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