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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…

Pennsylvania Makes List of “Everlasting Judicial Hellholes”

Pennsylvania has been flagged by the American Tort Reform Foundation (ATR) as one of the USA’s top seven “Everlasting Judicial Hellholes”, a ranking of the jurisdictions with the most unbalanced and excessively litigious environments. Ahead of the 20th anniversary of its annual judicial hellholes ranking – which will be released in December, the ATR has…

Fair Share Act Targeted in PA Courts

Ten years ago this summer, Gov. Tom Corbett signed into law Act 42 of 2011 – more commonly known as the Fair Share Act. Replacing the outdated and abuse prone concept of joint and several liability, this major civil justice reform ensures that a defendant can only be held financially liable proportional to their level…

10-Year Anniversary of Pa.’s Fair Share Act Marred by Continued Attacks

Reprinted with permission from The Legal Intelligencer August 12, 2021 By Curt Schroder Just over 10 years ago, the landmark Pennsylvania Fair Share Act (42 Pa.C.S. Section 7102) was signed into law. The act abolished joint and several liability in most negligence and strict liability cases. The statute accomplished that objective by clearly and unambiguously…