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Voters Can Bring Balance to PA’s Supreme Court on November 2

The 2021 General Election is just a few days away. This year, Pennsylvania voters will have an opportunity to bring some much needed balance to the state Supreme Court. Unfortunately, over the past five years, the Commonwealth’s highest court has handed down numerous decisions that have had a negative impact on jobs, healthcare access, and Pennsylvania’s overall…

PCCJR’s “2021 Judicial Voter Guide” a Key Resource for Voters

The 2021 General Election is on November 2, just a few weeks away. With open seats on the state Supreme, Superior, and Commonwealth Courts, there is a lot at stake. In order to help voters make informed decisions when they cast their ballot, PCCJR has created its 2021 PA Judicial Voter Guide.  Developed to be a helpful resource for…

PCCJR Legislation Amending the Unfair Trade Practices Act Introduced by Rep. Kauffman

Legislation championed by PCCJR that would amend the Unfair Trade Practices Act has been introduced in the House by Rep. Rob Kauffman, R-Franklin. The legislation, H.B. 1891, is in response to the state Supreme Court’s decision in Gregg v. Ameriprise, which expanded the scope of liability under the Act’s “catch-all” provision.   In a split 4-3 decision the Court held that the…

PCCJR Unveils “2021 PA Judicial Voter Guide” Ahead of General Election

With several important state judicial seats on the ballot in the upcoming General Election – including an open seat on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, PCCJR is pleased to release its updated 2021 PA Judicial Voter Guide.   Judicial decisions have far-reaching impact on the state’s business climate and overall economic health. Unfortunately, over the past five and a half years…

State Government Fall Legislative Preview

Members of the state General Assembly are set to return to Harrisburg next week, marking the start of the fall legislative session. Between now and the end of December, the House and Senate currently are scheduled to be in session for 21 and 18 days respectively. COVID-19 will continue to be a frontline issue, with…

PA Supreme Court Restores Medical Peer Review Protection It Had Taken Away

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a favorable decision in Leadbitter v. Keystone Anesthesia Consultants, overturning a lower court’s ruling as it pertains to the scope of the Pennsylvania Peer Review Protection Act (PRPA). The case centered on whether or not the PRPA and the federal Health Care Quality Improvement Act protect certain portions of a…