IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
February 26, 2013
MARY ANN ROBINSON AND DANIEL ROBINSON, HUSBAND AND WIFE PLAINTIFFS,
NATIONWIDE MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY, S/B/M HARLEYSVILLE MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY, ET. AL. DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Ronald L. Buckwalter, S.J.
AND NOW, this 26thday of February, 2013, upon consideration of (1) Defendant Erie Insurance Company's Motion to Dismiss Counts V and VI of the Second Amended Complaint (Docket No. 39) and Plaintiffs Mary Ann Robinson and Daniel Robinson's Response in Opposition (Docket No. 46); (2) Defendant S.W. Krout Inc.'s Motion to Dismiss Claims for Punitive Damages (Docket No. 40) and the Robinsons' Response in Opposition (Docket No. 45); and (3) Defendant Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company's Motion to Bifurcate (Docket No. 42), the Robinsons' Response in Opposition (Docket No. 55), Defendant Krout's Response in Opposition (Docket No. 54), and Nationwide's Reply Brief (Docket No. 56), it is hereby ORDERED as follows:
1. Erie's Motion to Dismiss is DENIED.
2. Nationwide's Motion to Bifurcate is DENIED.
3. S.W. Krout's Motion to Dismiss Claims for Punitive Damages is GRANTED.
BY THE COURT:
Ronald L. Buckwalter
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