Judge Nealon reviewed the Motion for Coordination under the applicable Rule of Civil Procedure, i.e., Pa.R.C.P. 213.1.
The cases involved a shooting incident that occurred in Susquehanna County. There was one action pending in Susquehanna County and one action pending in the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas.
Given that (1) the incident occurred in Susquehanna County, (2) the two cases involved the same theories of liability, (3) each case was supported by the same fact and expert witnesses, (4) Susquehanna County was the most convenient forum for the witnesses and (5) given that there was no connection with Lackawanna County, the court granted the Motion and ordered that the cases be coordinated in Susquehanna County.
|Judge Terrence R. Nealon|
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