Monday, February 27, 2017

Judge Zulick of Monroe County Addresses Motion to Join Additional Defendant Beyond Time Allowed By Rules

In his recent decision in the case of Liu v. Pi Delta Psi Fraternity, No. 3028-CV-2015 (C.P. Monroe Co. Nov. 2, 2016 Zulick, J.), Judge Arthur Zulick of the Monroe County Court of Common Pleas allowed the late joinder of an Additional Defendant over the objection of the Plaintiff.  

Judge Arthur L. Zulick
Monroe County

The court allowed this joinder despite the passage of several months in this wrongful death and negligence case.   The court found the interest of judicial economy would be advanced by allowing the late joinder particularly where the case was still in discovery and a volume of information on the claims presented had been secured from the companion criminal cases.  

Accordingly, an original Defendant’s Motion to File a Joinder Complaint was granted.  

Anyone wishing to review a copy of this decision may click this LINK.


Source: “Digest of Recent Opinions.”  Pennsylvania Law Weekly (Jan. 31, 2017).  


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