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Supreme Court strikes down 2012 law, says lawmakers passed it in unconstitutional fashion

By Takesha Thomas | Aug 14, 2018

HARRISBURG -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has struck down Act 80, a law giving cash assistance to some of the state's poorest residents, due to constitutional issues on how the law was passed.

Pennsylvania House votes down bill to limit punitive damages in nursing home litigation

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 2, 2018

HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsors viewed as a reform measure that sought to limit punitive damages in verdicts against nursing homes was defeated in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives last week.

U.S. district judge rules Pennsylvania cannot take $200 million from underwriting association

By Karen Kidd | Jun 12, 2018

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's attempt to balance a budget under last fall's Act 44 by taking $200 million from a state-created entity that provides malpractice insurance is unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled on May 17.

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