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One Year In and the Medical Liability Venue Rule Change Has Had Major Impact

On January 1, 2023, the Supreme Court’s reversal of the state’s previous medical liability venue rule went into effect. (As a brief recap: Prior to the rule change, a plaintiff could only file a medical liability complaint in the county where the cause of action arose.) Since that time, the Pennsylvania Coalition for Civil Justice…

Beloved Pennsylvania Company Target of High-Profile Frivolous Lawsuit

The New Year has barely begun and already a lawsuit targeting one of the Commonwealth’s most well-known companies is making national news. Candy company Hershey is at the center of plaintiffs’ attorney Anthony Russo’s quest to go after large food brands under the pretense of false advertising. The federal suit, filed in Florida, focuses on…

PCCJR Warns of Litigation Attack on PA’s Energy Sector

Pennsylvania’s civil court system has long had a reputation as being plaintiff friendly and handing out nuclear verdicts. In fact, these issues were highlighted earlier this month in the American Tort Reform Foundation’s 2023 Judicial Hellholes Report – where the Commonwealth tied for the top spot. It’s no surprise that the state’s judicial landscape has…

Pennsylvania Ties for Top Spot in Annual Judicial Hellholes Ranking

Pennsylvania’s notorious legal climate has resulted in the Commonwealth jumping to the top spot of the American Tort Reform Foundation’s 2023 Judicial Hellholes® report. The Commonwealth is tied with Georgia for the No. 1 ranking, up one spot from ATRF’s 2022 ranking. ATRF attributes Pennsylvania’s top position on the national list to the escalating number of nuclear…

Candidates Funded by Trial Bar Sweep Statewide Judicial Races

Democratic candidates funded by the trial bar came out victorious in the November 7th General Election – taking all of the statewide open judicial seats. On the ballot this year was one state Supreme Court seat, two open Superior Court seats and one seat on the Commonwealth Court. In the closely watched race for the Supreme…