Business

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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Governor Richard “Dick” Thornburgh Remembered

Former Pennsylvania Governor Richard “Dick” Thornburgh, referred to as a “Legal and Public Service Giant,” has passed away at the age of 88. Throughout his life and leadership he spoke passionately on the damage lawsuit abuse does to the economy and the rule of law.

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Amicus Briefs

Screenshot of Mortimer v. McCool Amicus brief cover

Mortimer v. McCool

Whether, in this matter of first impression, the Supreme Court should adopt the "enterprise theory" or "single entity" theory of piercing the corporate veil when two or more sister companies operate as a single corporate combine?

Status: Briefs Filed

Cover image for Dockery v. Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Amicus brief

Dockery v. Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

At issue is the constitutionality of Pennsylvania’s Medical Liability Venue Statute and Medical Liability Venue Rule.

Status: Oral Arguments held on October 7, 2020

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