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PCCJR Applauds House Passage of Covid-19 Liability Protection Legislation

Covid-19 Safe Harbor Legislation Will Help PA’s Economic Recovery HARRISBURG, PA — The Pennsylvania Coalition for Civil Justice Reform (PCCJR) applauds the House passage of HB 605, legislation providing temporary, targeted protection from Covid-19 liability lawsuits for those complying with government health and safety guidelines. “While Pennsylvanians are working overtime and then some to get…

And the Judicial Candidates Are…

This year Pennsylvania voters will be asked to select a new PA Supreme Court Justice, a Superior Court judge and two Commonwealth Court judges. The petition process is now complete, and we know who has thrown their hat in the ring at least through the May 2021 Primary. In the Supreme Court race, Democrats have…

PMA Perspective Features Covid Liability Discussion

The Pennsylvania Manufacturers Association’s PMA Perspective recently hosted a roundtable discussion on Covid-19 liability protections. Guests included PA Senate Judiciary Chair Lisa Baker, PA House Judiciary Chair Rob Kauffman, PA Health Care Association President & CEO Zach Shamberg, and Curt Schroder, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Coalition for Civil Justice Reform. You can watch and…

New Covid-19 Liability Protection Bill Introduced

Senate Judiciary Committee Chair, Lisa Baker (R-Luzerne), has re-introduced PCCJR supported Covid-19 liability protection legislation (SB 273). This bill will protect manufacturers, health care organizations, and businesses open to the public by shielding them from predatory Covid-19 injury lawsuits. In November 2020, Governor Tom Wolf vetoed a similar bill (HB 1737). Thanks to the heroic…

Plaintiffs Firms Spend Over $34 Million on Covid-19 Advertisements

The trial bar clearly plans to profit off the pandemic. The American Tort Reform Association released a report revealing that from March through December of 2020, 176,053 advertisements for legal services and/or soliciting legal claims mentioning COVID-19 or coronavirus aired in the United States at an estimated cost of $34.4 million. Pennsylvania is at the top…