Time to Put an End to Litigation Tourism

Philadelphia has long held the reputation of being one of the worst “judicial hellhole’s” in the country thanks to its notoriously plaintiff friendly, high-verdict court system. A key factor in this designation is Philadelphia’s Complex Litigation Center (CLC), which was created in 1992 to handle complex mass tort cases and quickly became a beacon for trial lawyers nationwide seeking nuclear verdicts. PCCJR Executive Director Curt Schroder and American Tort Reform Association President Tiger Joyce take a closer look at the CLC’s impact on civil litigation in Pennsylvania and call for the elimination of the CLC in this opinion column.  

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