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Coalition Updates: Health Care

PCCJR Participates in Health Care Summit

PCCJR Executive Director Curt Schroder was recently invited to participate as a panelist at the PA Chamber of Business and Industry’s inaugural Health Care Summit. Schroder discussed how venue shopping and nuclear verdicts lead to higher health care costs across the Commonwealth. 

Budget Negotiations Take Front Seat as State Nears End of Fiscal Year

June historically signifies one of the busiest months of the legislative calendar with a number of issues rising to the forefront as state legislators and the Shapiro administration work to reach a budget agreement prior to the state’s constitutional deadline. In the coming weeks, legislation will be flying between the Senate and the House as…

PCCJR Puts Spotlight on Reports Showcasing Financial Influence of Plaintiffs’ Attorneys

A recent opinion piece by PCCJR Executive Director Curt Schroder is shining a spotlight on the financial resources plaintiffs’ attorneys are allocating towards political campaigns and legal advertising. As noted in our previous newsletter, the American Tort Reform Association recently released two reports detailing the lengths plaintiffs’ attorneys are willing to go to tilt the scales of…

Legislation Creating Interbranch Commission to Study Venue to be Introduced

In the near future, state Senate Judiciary Chair Lisa Baker, is introducing legislation to create an Interbranch Commission to Study Venue. Baker recently circulated a co-sponsor memo to her Senate colleagues giving an overview of the planned legislation which would bring together the Executive, Judicial and Legislative branches of state government to analyze the medical liability venue problem and…

“Junk Science” Leads to Lucrative Pay Day for Trial Attorneys

Plaintiffs’ attorneys have found a new avenue to pursue lawsuits against businesses across the nation thanks to dubious “scientific” research being promoted by a private Connecticut laboratory. An opinion piece written by American Tort Reform Association President Tiger Joyce notes that Valisure lab has already come under scrutiny for its scientific methods and research practices. Joyce…

Plaintiffs’ Attorneys Spend Big on Campaigns and Advertising in PA!

Two recent reports by the American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) highlight the financial lengths plaintiffs’ attorneys are willing to go to secure high levels of influence in Pennsylvania’s political arena as well as in the public perception. The first study found that since 2017, the state trial bar’s PAC (LawPAC) and the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers’ Association’s PAC (the Committee…