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Business groups warn against changing medical malpractice rules as Supreme Court accepts comments on proposal
PHILADELPHIA – Though any action on a Supreme Court of Pennsylvania committee proposal to change venue guidelines governing medical malpractice litigation statewide has been delayed until a legislative group completes a study on the matter, several prominent organizations submitted comments on the proposal before its tabling.
Supreme Court considers overriding 2002 med-mal reform; Groups warn it could create another health care crisis
HARRISBURG – Venue guidelines governing medical malpractice litigation statewide which were brought into law through 2002’s Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error (MCARE) Act may be abandoned by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s Civil Procedural Rules Committee.
HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Wolf’s decision last week to sign an executive order raising the minimum wage for state workers and those who work for state contractors raises expectations for boosting the minimum wage for all workers statewide, but employer representatives fear unintended financial consequences of such a move.
GRANT TOWNSHIP, Pa. – After a district court judge issued an opinion effectively supporting hydraulic fracking within Grant Township, the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry celebrated the role that the energy market has played in the state’s development.