Pa. Rule Of Evidence Doesn't Limit Uninsured Motorists
October 24, 2013, 5:13 PM EDT
Law360, New York (October 24, 2013, 5:13 PM EDT) -- On Oct. 15, 2013, in the case of Stepanovich v. McGraw and State Farm Ins. Co., a three-judge panel of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania concluded that Pennsylvania Rule of Evidence 411 does not prohibit the identification of uninsured or underinsured motorist insurance carriers as defendants at trial.
Writing for the majority, Judge Paula Ott recognized that Pa.R.E. 411 does not act as a bar to prohibit the disclosure of the presence of an underinsured (or uninsured, as the case may be) insurance carrier to a...