Friday, April 14, 2023

Trial Court Rejects Carrier's Request To Intervene To Put Coverage Question On Verdict Slip

In the case of Hannibal v. Solid Waste Serv., Inc., Feb. Term, No. 01172 (C.P. Phila. Co. Dec. 29, 2022 Shreves-Johns, J.), the court found that the Defendant’s liability insurance company could not intervene in this premises liability action for the limited purpose for submitting Interrogatories in aid of determining whether the Plaintiff’s accident was excluded under the insurance company’s insurance policy.

This case arose out of an incident during which the Plaintiff was working at a state prison when he was injured in an accident in a work-related event.

The trial court denied the Defendant’s insurance company’s Petition to Intervene after finding that the insurance company’s liability was uncertain and that the insurance company did not have a legally enforceable interest in the case at hand.

The court issued its ruling after reviewing the categories of permissible intervenors as defined under Pa. R.C.P. 2327.

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

Source: “Digest of Recent Opinions.” Pennsylvania Law Weekly (Feb. 28, 2023).

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