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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…

Pennsylvania Courts Top ‘Judicial Hellholes’ List

No Statute or Precedent Safe in PA! Pennsylvania courts top the list of “Judicial Hellholes” for the second year running. The dubious distinction, compiled annually by the American Tort Reform Foundation (ATRF), points to a string of pro-plaintiff decisions issued by the state Supreme Court and the long-standing reputation for big-city courts to welcome venue shopping…

New Poll Shows Majority of Americans Support Protecting Employers from COVID-19 Lawsuits

PCCJR Urges Congress to Act Before the End of the Year! (Harrisburg, PA) The Pennsylvania Coalition for Civil Justice Reform (PCCJR) today said a new national survey released by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform confirms public support for safe harbor legislation to protect businesses, professionals and organizations providing vital serves through the Covid-19 pandemic.…

Governor Wolf Vetoes Liability Protections when Schools, Non-Profits, Small Businesses, and Those Rendering Care Most Need His Help!

Rejection of General Assembly’s Covid-19 Safe Harbor Legislation Will Hurt PA Healthcare and Businesses   HARRISBURG, PA – The Pennsylvania Coalition for Civil Justice Reform’s Executive Director Curt Schroder today issued the following statement after Governor Tom Wolf vetoed a bill to provide much needed Covid-19 liability protection (HB 1737) and issued his own executive order:…

Governor Wolf Urged to Reconsider Possible Veto of HB 1737

Rejection of General Assembly’s Covid-19 Safe Harbor Legislation Will Hurt PA Healthcare and Jobs   HARRISBURG, PA – Responding to press reports of a pending veto of HB 1737, the Pennsylvania Coalition for Civil Justice Reform’s Executive Director Curt Schroder issued the following statement: The General Assembly understood that in the current environment, businesses and health…

PCCJR Urges Governor Wolf to Sign HB 1737

Protect Those on Front Lines of Pandemic from Needless Lawsuits   The Pennsylvania Coalition for Civil Justice Reform (PCCJR) urges Governor Tom Wolf to sign a much needed Covid-19 liability protection bill, HB 1737, after it passed both chambers of the General Assembly this week. “Pennsylvanians are working overtime and then some to get our state…