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..
Pennsylvania Coalition For Civil Justice Reform News
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.
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.
ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – Experts who have watched medical malpractice lawsuits skyrocket in states like New York, Rhode Island and New Jersey say government has made it too easy and attractive to sue and reform must happen.
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Coalition for Civil Justice Reform Executive Director Curt Schroder said his organization looks forward to working with the next chairs of the state's judiciary committees following announcements that both of the current leaders oplan to retire.