About the Pennsylvania Record
OUR GOAL at The Pennsylvania Record is to cover the state’s legal system in a way that enables you, our readers, to make the public business your business.
The Pennsylvania Record will focus upon civil actions in our courts as other Record
newspapers do in Illinois, West Virginia, Texas and Louisiana. Torts-
as they’re known– are too often ignored by the prevailing media, yet
their progress has a profound impact on the people of our state.
We aim to protect the public’s interest by reporting on Pennsylvania’s civil justice system thoroughly and vigorously.
To be sure, whether one agrees or disagrees
with the happenings at our courthouses, no one should believe that what
happens at them is the norm.
Many accomplished local plaintiffs’
attorneys and erstwhile activists would argue that, in fact, they are
the great leaders of their time, holding that Pennsylvania has it right
and everyone else has it wrong.
On the flipside, many who drive this
country’s economic engine– small businessmen, medical professionals and
corporate executives– argue the opposite. They hold that plaintiffs’
attorneys use frivolous lawsuits to game the system and pillage private
property. If every state were like ours, they say, America would be out
At The Pennsylvania Record, we hope to provide an objective view of the playing field so that all of us can decide for ourselves.