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PCCJR Raises Awareness, Pushes for Pandemic Liability Protections

During a virtual news conference on May 28, PCCJR members representing businesses, hospitals, health care providers, and senior care facilities joined together to send the message that liability protections must be in place for Pennsylvania to have a smart restart of its economy. The message was simple and clear: health care providers should be able to deliver care and Pennsylvanians should…

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. The series of bills…

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 Justice…

This Just In: False Claims Bill Introduced in PA House

Just slipping in under the wire for today’s publication, the unexpected and unwelcome introduction of a False Claims Act in the House. As if hospitals and nursing homes do not already have their plates full protecting us from the COVID-19 pandemic, now they could face more lawsuits under H.B. 2352. And that will be on…

Appointments made to Civil Procedural Rules Committee

Two plaintiffs’ attorneys and one defense lawyer accepted appointments to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s Civil Rules Committee. Benjamin Baer, a plaintiffs’ attorney at Saltz Mongeluzzi & Bendesky, Casey Coyle,  a defense attorney at Eckert Seamans, and Scott Cooper, a plaintiffs’ lawyer at Schmidt Cramer. The committee assists the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in preparation, revision, publication…