News & Updates: Business

Climate Litigation Update

Last week we highlighted an emerging abuse of our civil justice system via a nationally coordinated climate litigation campaign aimed at the energy sector. As noted in the article, Bucks County recently jumped on the climate litigation band wagon – filing a suit against several energy companies seeking damages for the effects of climate change. While…

ILR Releases Study on Philadelphia Asbestos Cases

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for Legal Reform recently unveiled a study examining the issues of over naming defendants and the need for bankruptcy trust transparency in the litigation of asbestos cases. The report analyzes cases filed in Philadelphia and found that plaintiffs in asbestos cases have never been exposed to asbestos from many of…

Register Now for PCCJR’s Upcoming Appellate Review CLE Class

Don’t miss out on an upcoming opportunity to earn 1.5 substantive CLE credits at an upcoming PCCJR event. The virtual program will focus on recent appellate cases. The event will take place on Thursday, April 25 from 10:30 a.m. – Noon. The cost to participate is $35. More information – including how to register – can be found online. 

Access to Critical Health Care Services Threatened by Venue Rule Change

Vital for Supreme Court to establish fair, transparent review process The 2022 Pennsylvania Supreme Court reversal of the state’s medical liability venue rule is leading to a health care crisis in the Commonwealth. As PCCJR has previously noted, the rule change allows for venue shopping in the state – with a notable increase in the number of…