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Podcast: PA Court Decision Expands Tort Liability

PCCJR Executive Director Curt Schroder recently appeared on the Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers’s podcast, Capitol Connect to discuss another decision to expand tort liability by the state Supreme Court. This time, the Court applied a strict liability to the catch-all provision of the Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection law. Follow this link to…

PCCJR Applauds House Passage of Covid-19 Liability Protection Legislation

Covid-19 Safe Harbor Legislation Will Help PA’s Economic Recovery HARRISBURG, PA — The Pennsylvania Coalition for Civil Justice Reform (PCCJR) applauds the House passage of HB 605, legislation providing temporary, targeted protection from Covid-19 liability lawsuits for those complying with government health and safety guidelines. “While Pennsylvanians are working overtime and then some to get…

And the Judicial Candidates Are…

This year Pennsylvania voters will be asked to select a new PA Supreme Court Justice, a Superior Court judge and two Commonwealth Court judges. The petition process is now complete, and we know who has thrown their hat in the ring at least through the May 2021 Primary. In the Supreme Court race, Democrats have…

PMA Perspective Features Covid Liability Discussion

The Pennsylvania Manufacturers Association’s PMA Perspective recently hosted a roundtable discussion on Covid-19 liability protections. Guests included PA Senate Judiciary Chair Lisa Baker, PA House Judiciary Chair Rob Kauffman, PA Health Care Association President & CEO Zach Shamberg, and Curt Schroder, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Coalition for Civil Justice Reform. You can watch and…

Senate Rejects Emergency Process for Two-Year Window to Bring Time Barred Claims

A constitutional amendment employing an emergency process to amend the Pennsylvania Constitution will not be part of the May 2021 Primary ballot – or any ballot in the near future. The emergency amendment would have given victims of child sexual abuse a two-year window in which to file civil lawsuits otherwise barred by statutes of…

PCCJR Making A Difference in Court

Two cases were decided recently in which PCCJR participated through filing amicus briefs, otherwise know as “friend of the court” briefs. We are pleased to report that the Pennsylvania Superior Court upheld the trial court’s decision to transfer venue in Dockery vs. Thomas Jefferson Hospital. At issue was the constitutionality of Pennsylvania’s Medical Liability Venue Statue and the…