Monday, May 29, 2023

Trial Court Denies Motion to Stay Underlying Proceedings Related to Companion Coverage Case

In the case of Pettinato Realty Co., Inc. v. Travelers Prop. Cas. Co. of Am., No. 22-CV-932 (C.P. Lacka. Co. March 16, 2023 Nealon, J.), the court denied a carrier’s Motion to Stay the civil proceedings in an underlying breach of contract and negligence claim arising out of an insurance coverage dispute.

While the Defendant carrier argued that the underlying matter was not yet “ripe” for litigation given that no coverage determination had been made to date, the trial court determined that it was in the court’s best interests to allow the litigants to proceed with discovery and pre-trial proceedings so that the case would not later be delayed once coverage determination was completed.

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Source: “Digest of Recent Opinions.” Pennsylvania Law Weekly (April 11, 2023).

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