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House panel OKs bill to raise the stakes on consumer protection; Civil justice group says it most benefits lawyers

S. Laney Griffo Jul. 20, 2017, 12:55pm

HARRISBURG – Rep. Anthony DeLuca’s bill to raise minimum damages awarded for violations of the Unfair Trade Practices and​​​​​ Consumer Protection law passed a House committee in late June with almost no opposition.

House Judiciary Committee puts off vote on asbestos transparency legislation

W.J. Kennedy Jun. 8, 2017, 11:50am

HARRISBURG - The state House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday passed over a scheduled vote on legislation that would require plaintiffs’ attorneys to reveal to a court any claims they intend to make to an asbestos bankruptcy trust involving the same case.

Controversial Philly wage equity bill caught up in court battle

John Revak May 11, 2017, 9:32am

PHILADELPHIA — A Philadelphia city ordinance designed to rectify pay gaps between men and women won’t take effect as planned this month.

Pension de-risking bill seeks to provide ERISA protections to pension funds

Chandra Lye Apr. 24, 2017, 9:28am

PENNSYLVANIA — A proposed bill in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives would offer protections to some retirement plans similar to those offered by the Employment Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

Sen. Farnese reintroduces bill fighting free speech-limiting lawsuits

Nicholas Gueguen Apr. 7, 2017, 1:32pm

Pennsylvania Sen. Lawrence Farnese, a Democrat who represents the state's First District, hopes the second introduction of Senate Bill 95 bodes better than the bill's first introduction.

Rep. Grove makes push for state commerce court

Mike Helenthal Apr. 5, 2017, 4:09pm

The Pennsylvania lawmaker is hoping a newer, streamlined approach to handling corporate litigation will improve the state’s overall business climate.