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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…

Liability Protections Necessary for Smart Restart

Business and Health Care Organizations Say Legislature Must Take Action to Ensure Full Recovery (Harrisburg, PA) Health care providers should be able to deliver care and Pennsylvanians should be able to reopen the economy without fear of getting sued. Today, leaders of Pennsylvania’s business and health care community, along with the Pennsylvania Coalition for Civil Justice…

Liability Protections Necessary for Smart Restart

Business and Health Care Organizations Say Legislature Must Take Action to Ensure Full Recovery (Harrisburg, PA) Health care providers should be able to deliver care and Pennsylvanians should be able to reopen the economy without fear of getting sued. Today, leaders of Pennsylvania’s business and health care community, along with the Pennsylvania Coalition for Civil…

Governor Wolf’s Executive Order Leaves Health Care Facilities and Many Health Care Heroes Exposed to Lawsuits

HARRISBURG, PA – Curt Schroder, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Coalition for Civil Justice Reform, issued the following statement on Governor Wolf’s Executive Order regarding civil immunity for health care providers: “Governor Wolf’s Executive Order provides limited protection from civil liability for health care professionals making it one of the weakest such measures enacted in…

Lawyer Greed Triumphing Over Need to Protect Health Care Heroes

HARRISBURG, PA- Pennsylvania’s “Billboard Attorneys” are working to defeat needed liability protections for health care providers and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) makers, derailing efforts to put in place protections other states are implementing through their legislatures. When cornered by a reporter, Pennsylvania’s trial lawyers admitted they buried a proposal to provide limited liability protections to…

LBFC Report on Venue: Doesn’t Make Case for Return to Venue Shopping; Leave Well Enough Alone

Harrisburg, PA — A coalition of stakeholders concerned about Pennsylvania’s health care and litigation climate said a report issued today by the Pennsylvania Legislative Budget and Finance Committee (LBFC)  demonstrates no reason to change the venue rule. The medical liability climate has been stable since the venue rule went into effect in the early 2000s…