Pennsylvania Coalition For Civil Justice Reform News

House action possible on bill limiting punitive damages against nursing homes to 2.5 times compensatory award

By John O'Brien | Jun 12, 2018

Legislation that limits punitive damages in verdicts against nursing homes could soon be discussed in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

Pa. legal reform group: More regulation needed of litigation funders

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 20, 2018

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

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 19, 2018

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.

Governor Wolf’s talking the talk. Now he needs to walk the walk!

By Curt Schroder | Apr 13, 2018

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.

Legal reform advocates point to medical malpractice figures in New York, Pennsylvania

By John Sammon | Mar 22, 2018

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.

Lawsuit reform group hopes next judiciary chairs are 'open-minded and willing to listen'

By Carrie Salls | Feb 21, 2018

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.