Federal investigators have subpoenaed at least one insurance company to testify about uninsured/underinsured motorist arbitrations in Luzerne and Lackawanna counties in Pennsylvania before a grand jury, The Legal Intelligencer has learned, indicating for the first time that the corruption probe has expanded geographically.
The investigators’ move comes on the heels of a report in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., newspaper the Citizens’ Voice that ties an attorney, whose name has turned up in The Legal Intelligencer‘s examination of allegations of case fixing in UM/UIM arbitration cases in Luzerne County, to Luzerne County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Toole.
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