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PCCJR Update — August 31, 2020

Legislature Must Make Covid-19 Safe Harbor A Priority After a brief summer break, the House reconvenes this week week on September 1 and 2. There is plenty to do, particularly related to Covid-19 and the need to take action on safe harbor liability protection. Senator Lisa Baker (R) introduced SB 1239 in July to provide temporary relief…

PCCJR Update — July 31, 2020

PCCJR Backed Bill Protects from COVID Liability, Promotes a Smart Restart PCCJR-supported SB 1239 has been introduced by Senator Lisa Baker (R), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee. This legislation provides safe harbor against liability suits for medical practitioners and facilities, as well as for manufacturers and distributors of personal protective equipment. Pennsylvania’s small and large businesses are also…

PCCJR Update — July 8, 2020

Safe Harbor Legislation ** False Claims ** An Unusual Summer An Unusual Summer Adds to the Unusual Year  There is no playbook for the times we are living and so it’s no surprise that the summer of 2020 is bringing about unusual times, including in Pennsylvania’s capital city. Typically, around this time, we would report…

PCCJR Update — June 15, 2020

COVID-19 Liability Protections Introduced Proposals to extend safe harbor from lawsuits to health care facilities and businesses for claims related to the COVID-19 pandemic were introduced in the Pennsylvania legislature recently. The much-needed legislation comes following weeks of calls by PCCJR and its members to protect heroes of the pandemic and ensure the economy can get started again.…

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…

PCCJR Update — May 21, 2020

Advocates for protections**Survey results**A trial lawyer’s perspective**Rules Committee Appointments**False Claims Bill introduced As the economy reopens, business leaders ask U.S. Senate for protections. Representatives of retail, food and fuel, higher education and tourism were among the business leaders asking the U.S. Senate to provide liability protections as the nation restarts the economy. At a hearing…