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Philadelphia’s Hot Mess: Another Judicial Hellhole Distinction Contributes to City’s Failure to Attract Business

Forum shopping and a preponderance of jackpot-seeking trial lawyers land Philadelphia in the No. 6 spot of the American Tort Reform Foundation’s Judicial Hellholes HARRISBURG, PA — This year’s No. 6 Judicial Hellholes ranking goes to the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, due in part to the excessive pharmaceutical litigation pending in the court. Not only…

PCCJR Releases 2018 Voter Education Guide for Pennsylvania House, Senate and Gubernatorial Races

Harrisburg- Today, the Pennsylvania Coalition for Civil Justice Reform (PCCJR) released its first-ever voter education guide for a legislative election cycle that includes scorings for all members of the General Assembly and the governor’s race. The guide, along with completed candidate questionnaires, is available on the PCCJR webpage. “Legislative elections directly impact your chance of getting…

Trial Lawyers Continue Assault on Student Activities in PA

Harrisburg- Today, the Pennsylvania Coalition for Civil Justice Reform (PCCJR) called out yet another blatant example of trial lawyers gone wild in Pennsylvania. According to a June 11, 2018 radio report on WCHE 1520 AM, the West Chester School District cancelled the Pierce Middle School’s annual field trip to Cape Henlopen, Delaware. The trip was…

PCCJR applauds Laura Ellsworth for supporting transparency in attorney contracting

We hope Scott Wagner and Paul Mango will soon sign on to the 2018 Transparency Code too! Read more about The American Tort Reform Association’s (ATRA) 2018 Transparency Code pledge and gubernatorial candidate Laura Ellsworth’s promise to support some version of the Transparency in Private Attorney Contracting (TiPAC) model legislation here.      

PCCJR Reacts to Gov. Wolf’s Veto of SB 936

Statement of Curt Schroder, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Coalition for Civil Justice Reform, on Governor’s veto of SB 936: “As a result of Governor’s Wolf’s veto of SB 936, expect to see plaintiffs’ law firms opening pharmacies across Pennsylvania as they try to cash in on billing injured workers for prescriptions, in addition to taking a…