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Governor Richard “Dick” Thornburgh Remembered

Former Pennsylvania Governor Richard “Dick” Thornburgh, referred to as a “Legal and Public Service Giant,” has passed away at the age of 88. Thornburgh was elected Governor in 1978 and served for two terms. He later served the nation as Attorney General of the United States from 1988-1991. In 1994, he returned to his previous position as…

Coronavirus Relief Bill Fails to Offer Full Protection to Mask Manufacturers

When the U.S. House of Representatives passed a coronavirus relief bill on Saturday, March 21, 2020, the hope was it would free up all medical mask manufacturers to ramp up production and make this critical component of Personal ProtectionEquipment (PPE) more readily available to health care workers. Unfortunately, a provision related to liability protections in…

PCCJR Update — January 14, 2020

False Claims is a Bi-Partisan Threat ** PCCJR Amicus Brief Program ** The MOST Frivolous Lawsuit **  Push to Enact False Claims Act is a Bi-Partisan Threat Rep. Seth Grove, Attorney General Josh Shapiro, and a bipartisan group of House and Senate members held a press conference on Monday, January 13 to advocate for enactment of a False…

PCCJR Update — April 30, 2019

Medical Liability: A Threat * Necessity Defense * In the News Medical Liability: A Threat to PA Health Care, Even if Venue Rules Don’t Change While the proposal to allow venue shopping in medical liability cases has garnered most of the attention recently, new studies show that health care professionals in Pennsylvania are already suffering under…

PCCJR Update — February 25, 2019

Venue Change Decision Delayed * Deeper Concerns About Rule Change Exposed * PCCJR Debates PA Association for Justice Venue Change Decision Delayed… For Now In a Valentines Day present to health care practitioners and patients, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court announced it would delay consideration of changing the venue rules for medical malpractice cases. In announcing the decision, the…

PCCJR’s Curt Schroder speaks out on ‘Judicial Hellhole’ designation

“Every plaintiff wants to file in Philadelphia and every defendant wants to stay out of Philadelphia at all costs.” PCCJR Executive Director Curt Schroder was recently featured in a video focusing in on the Pennsylvania city’s 2017-2018 designation as a “Judicial Hellhole” by the American Tort Reform Association (ATRA). “I always say the fastest growing part…