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Wodecki v. Nationwide Insurance Co.
United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
107 F.R.D. 118 (1985)
Helen J. Wodecki (plaintiff), a citizen of Pennsylvania, had a health-insurance policy with Nationwide Insurance Co. (Nationwide) (defendant). After a hospitalization at Hamot Medical Center (Hamot), a Pennsylvania hospital, Wodecki filed an action in federal district court to recover health-insurance benefits from Nationwide. A jury awarded Wodecki $8,200. Hamot filed a claim to intervene in the lawsuit, asserting that Wodecki had assigned her rights to health-insurance benefits from Nationwide to Hamot. Hamot also filed a claim against Wodecki in state court seeking payment for her hospitalization. Hamot reasoned that it had a right to intervene in the case under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 24(a)(2) because it had an interest in the insurance benefits that was not sufficiently represented by Wodecki or Nationwide. Wodecki opposed the intervention, arguing that her case with Nationwide was terminated when the district court entered judgment in her favor and that the district court did not have jurisdiction over Hamot’s claim for intervention because the requirements for diversity jurisdiction—an amount in controversy exceeding $10,000 and diversity among the parties—were not met.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Weber, J.)
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