Pa. Appeals Court Nixes New Insurance Coverage Trial

Law360, Philadelphia (October 15, 2013, 7:12 PM EDT) -- The Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled Tuesday that a plaintiff seeking damages after being struck by a car was not prejudiced by a decision forbidding a jury from learning that the plaintiff’s insurer was a party to the suit but allowing an insurance company attorney to participate at trial.

A split three-judge panel rejected a trial court’s determination that plaintiff Neil Stepanovich was entitled to a new trial based on a violation of his due process rights created by an order forbidding a jury from learning that...
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