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PHILADELPHIA – A prominent science law attorney has authored an amicus brief on behalf of 11 organizations interjecting themselves in a fight before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, connected to determining quality of expert witnesses by the Frye standard in trial courts.
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.
PHILADELPHIA – With Philadelphia's Court of Common Pleas and the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania once again being featured on the American Tort Reform Association’s annual “Judicial Hellholes” and “Watch List," reactions among civil litigation reform groups and Philadelphia's Bar remain adversarial.
HARRISBURG – Business and legal reform groups are calling on the state Supreme Court to uphold a specific application of a law that governs how defendants split the check when a plaintiff verdict comes in - opposing a so-called "carve-out" that would keep the law from applying to asbestos cases..
PHILADELPHIA – Americans from all over the country have traditionally flocked to Philadelphia courts, to the point their plaintiff-friendly reputation has resulted in a “Judicial Hellhole" designation, and now plaintiffs are coming from other countries to seek their day in court.
House action possible on bill limiting punitive damages against nursing homes to 2.5 times compensatory award
Legislation that limits punitive damages in verdicts against nursing homes could soon be discussed in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
HARRISBURG – The leader of a prominent civil litigation reform organization in Pennsylvania questions whether the aims of Wisconsin’s recent groundbreaking legal reform legislation extend far enough.
Gov. Wolf to decide fate of GOP bill calling for regulation of prescription drug distribution to injured workers
HARRISBURG – A Republican-backed bill whose proponents and allies say has the potential to improve workers compensation law practices and help stop opioid addiction now heads to the desk of Gov. Tom Wolf, after passage in the Pennsylvania General Assembly.
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Recently, it was reported in the Philadelphia Inquirer that Governor Wolf’s largest campaign contributor to his re-election effort is a political action committee called “Fairness PA,” which was reported to have given $1 million to Governor Wolf’s campaign in 2017.