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Does an Imbalance on the Civil Rules Committee Spell Doom for PA’s Medical Liability Venue Rule?

Nearly twenty years ago, in an effort to combat a medical liability crisis in the Commonwealth, Pennsylvania Rule of Civil Procedure 1006(a.1) was enacted. This rule requires medical professional liability actions against health care providers to be brought only in the county where the cause of action arose. Prior to this change in 2002, Pennsylvanian physicians were…

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…