CLAIMS AGAINST SHIP IN REHABILITATION

At this time no special procedure has been implemented for the filing of claims against SHIP.  Those who believe they are owed money by SHIP should continue submitting invoices in the ordinary course of business.  It is possible that in the future more specific procedures and deadlines will be adopted governing objections to claims decisions by SHIP’s Rehabilitator.  If that happens, the Pennsylvania Rules of Appellate Procedure provide the following requirements for participation in such a process in the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania:

Rule 3781(c)(4) Corporate representation

If the claimant is an entity other than a natural person, an attorney admitted to practice in Pennsylvania must enter an appearance for the claimant within sixty (60) days of the filing of the objection, or the Court may dismiss the objection.

Rule 3781(c)(5) Pro hac vice admission

If a claimant wishes to be represented by an attorney not admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, that attorney must be admitted to practice pro hac vice, in accordance with Pa. R.C.P. No. 1012.1, Pa. B.A.R. 301, and 204 Pa. Code § 81.505, within sixty (60) days of the filing of the objection, or the Court may dismiss the objection.