Businesses and individuals pay a price for frivolous and unnecessary lawsuits. In Pennsylvania the total cost of the civil tort system is $18.4 billion dollars or 2.5% of the state’s gross domestic product. That amounts to a cost of $3,721.00 per household!* Our expensive and inefficient civil litigation system impacts every employers’ ability to grow jobs and our economy.

*U.S. Chamber Institute for Litigation Reform

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State of Play — Spring 2021

Pennsylvania voters have spoken. Voters approved all four statewide ballot questions and we now know what the Republican and Democrat fields will look like in the appellate court races this fall. Also decided were four special elections, two in the House and two in the Senate. Here is a full accounting of the unofficial election results:

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Amicus Briefs

DiNardo v UPHS

The issue is:

Does the felony murder rule prevent a convicted murderer from seeking damages in the form of compensation for injuries the convict allegedly sustained as the result negligent medical treatment, when such treatment allegedly did not prevent him from committing the act of murder?

Status: filed


Summary: In this brief, PCCJR defends the constitutionality of legislatively impose caps on damages in cases brought against the Commonwealth and local governments, in Pennsylvania.

Status: Filed

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Joint resolution amending Article I, Section 11 of the PA Constitution-Senate Version

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