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Dianoia's Eatery. LLC v. Motorists Mutual Ins. Co.

Insurance coverage and coronavirus were at the core of this case. In these consolidated appeals, three restaurants sued in state court seeking a declaration that their respective insurer was obligated to provide coverage for COVID-19-related losses. Each insurer removed its case to federal court, invoking diversity jurisdiction. Then, each District…

Dianoia’s Eatery. LLC v. Motorists Mutual Ins. Co.
3rd Circuit

Insurance coverage and coronavirus were at the core of this case. In these consolidated appeals, three restaurants sued in state court seeking a declaration that their respective insurer was obligated to provide coverage for COVID-19-related losses. Each insurer removed its case to federal court, invoking diversity jurisdiction. Then, each District Court exercised its discretion under… Continue reading Dianoia’s Eatery. LLC v. Motorists Mutual Ins. Co.

Shannon Investments, LP v. Joyce Outdoor Advertising Wallscapes, LLC
Pennsylvania Superior Court

In this declaratory judgment action, Joyce Outdoor Advertising Wallscapes, LLC appealed from the order granting Shannon Investments, L.P.’s “Motion to Strike Appellant’s Praecipes for Writs to Join Additional Defendants and to Amend the Caption.” The Pennsylvania Superior Court quashed the appeal, ruling the trial court’s order was interlocutory and not appealable. The Court found that… Continue reading Shannon Investments, LP v. Joyce Outdoor Advertising Wallscapes, LLC

Rivers End Animal Sanctuary and Learning Ctr. v. Eckhart
Pennsylvania Superior Court

In Rivers End Animal Sanctuary and Learning Ctr. v. Eckhart, the Pennsylvania Superior Court reversed the trial court’s order and ruled that the court abused its discretion by opening a default judgment. The Court held that the petition to open the default judgment failed to establish a meritorious defense and violated Pa.R.C.P. 237.3(a).

Matthews v. Erie Ins. Grp.
Pennsylvania Superior Court

The plaintiff in a motor-vehicle-accident case appealed from an order of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas that sustained the defendant’s preliminary objections because the venue should have been in the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas. In Matthews v. Erie Ins. Grp., the Superior Court agreed. The plaintiff sued because the defendant insurance company,… Continue reading Matthews v. Erie Ins. Grp.