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Philadelphia is Nation’s #1 Judicial Hellhole

American Tort Reform Foundation releases its 2019 report on Judicial Hellholes Harrisburg, PA– Philadelphia’s Court of Common Pleas takes the top spot as the country’s worst place to be sued, in a report issued today by the American Tort Reform Foundation (ATRF). Pennsylvania Coalition for Civil Justice Reform (PCCJR) Executive Director, Curt Schroder, issued the…

PCCJR Releases Voter Education Guide for 2019 Superior Court Races

Harrisburg- Calling a fair judicial system a top priority for Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Coalition for Civil Justice Reform (PCCJR) today released its voter education guide for the two open seats on the Superior Court. The guide, along with completed candidate questionnaires, is available to voters at https://paforciviljusticereform.org/pa-judicial-election-guide/. “Pennsylvania’s Superior Court has a tremendous responsibility and…

Statewide Organizations Take Stand Against Proposed ‘Venue Shopping’ Rule Change Pennsylvanians’ Healthcare at Risk if Rule Change is Enacted by the PA Supreme Court

Harrisburg, PA– (February 28, 2019) Organizations from across Pennsylvania joined forces to voice their strong opposition to a proposed ‘venue shopping’ rule change making its way to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. The Proposed Venue Change Amendment to Pa.R.C.P. Nos. 1006, 2130, 2156, and 2179 of the Civil Procedure Rules, set forth by the Pennsylvania Supreme…

PA Supreme Court Delays Decision on Venue Change Until After Report

The Pennsylvania Supreme court announced this afternoon that it will delay taking any action on the proposed medical malpractice venue rule change until after the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee (LBFC) completes the impact study commissioned in Senate Resolution 20. PCCJR reported that SR 20 passed the Senate by a bipartisan vote of 31-18. The resolution asked…

PA Senate Urges Court to Slow Down on Adopting Venue Rule While Proposal Is Studied

The Pennsylvania Senate voted 31 -18 today in favor of Senate Resolution 20. SR 20 asks the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee (LBFC) to study the impact of the proposal to change the venue rule in medical malpractice cases and urges the Supreme Court to delay any action on the rule change until the study is complete. SR 20 was introduced…