Tuesday, September 25, 2018

A Primer on Joining Additional Defendants

In the case of Kessock v. Conestoga Title Ins. Co., 2018 Pa.Super. 226 (Pa.Super. Aug. 9, 2018 Shogan, J., Lazarus, J., Dubow, J.)(Op. by Shogan, J.), the Pennsylvania Superior Court affirmed the joinder of an additional defendant in the matter where the court found that the additional defendants were not prejudiced by the untimely joinder motion and where the applicable statute of limitations had not yet begun to run on crossclaims for indemnification where no underlying judgment had been entered yet in the case.

In its decision, the Court provides a nice overview of the Rules of Civil Procedure pertaining to the joinder of additional defendants in a civil litigation matter.

This Opinion can be viewed online HERE.

Updates, Trends and Thoughts regarding Pennsylvania Civil Litigation matters by
Northeastern Pennsylvania Insurance Defense Attorney Daniel E. Cummins

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