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'Wacko': Insurance law project puts spotlight on American Law Institute's direction

By W.J. Kennedy | Aug 2, 2017

PHILADELPHIA - The American Law Institute (ALI) is as powerful as any society with a membership of 3,000 of the nation’s leading lawyers could be. And since its founding in 1923, the Philadelphia-based group of judges and academic and practicing lawyers has been as obscure as a group with so much power would want to be.

House Judiciary Committee puts off vote on asbestos transparency legislation

By W.J. Kennedy | Jun 8, 2017

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.

Civil justice reform group starts in Pennsylvania

By W.J. Kennedy | Mar 6, 2017

HARRISBURG - Earlier this year, the Pennsylvania Coalition for Civil Justice Reform opened its doors in Harrisburg under the leadership of former state House member from Chester County and long-time advocate Curt Schroder.

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