Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is #37 in the 2015 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States. Philadelphia was found to be one of the cities or counties with the least fair and reasonable litigation environment in the country.

Pennsylvania at a Glance

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GM Sues Asbestos Trusts in Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New York

March 07, 2017 | News and Blog

General Motors (GM) filed suits on Monday against asbestos trusts in three separate states seeking recovery of trust money paid to the estate of an employee who also received payments from the automaker to settle asbestos exposure claims. Read More »

In the News Today - March 3, 2017

March 03, 2017 | News and Blog

Pennsylvania Coalition for Civil Justice Reform (PCCJR) President Curt Schroder, writes on the "great cause for concern" within Pennsylvania's civil justice system. Noting that Pennsylvania ranked 37th in the nation on the 2015 Harris poll and that "on the court docket in Philadelphia, nearly half of the plaintiffs are out-of-state litigation tourists," Schroder concludes that "the legal liability climates of most other states are more favorable to economic growth" than in Pennsylvania. Read More »

The Food Court: Trends in Food and Beverage Class Action Litigation

Author: Cary Silverman and James Muehlberger, Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. | February 24, 2017 | Research

This paper examines the emerging litigation trends in the food and beverage industry and makes concrete recommendations for reforms, outlining the role that the courts, legislatures, and regulatory agencies all have in restoring common sense to food class action litigation. Read More »

In the News Today - February 15, 2017

February 15, 2017 | News and Blog

On Tuesday of this week, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) introduced legislation that would dismantlement the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Read More »

In the News Today - November 3, 2016

November 03, 2016 | News and Blog

More than 240 businesses have been sued in federal court since the start of 2015, concerning allegedly inaccessible websites for the blind. Of those, approximately 40 "nearly identical cases" have been brought in front of federal judge Arthur Schwab by Pittsburgh firm Carlson Lynch Sweet Kilpela & Carpenter. Read More »

In the News Today - October 25, 2016

October 25, 2016 | News and Blog

Kathleen Kane, the former attorney general for Pennsylvania, was sentenced yesterday to 10 to 23 months in prison after being convicted on "nine counts, including perjury and obstruction of justice, for leaking grand jury documents to a local newspaper." Read More »

PA Superior Court Rules that a Litigation Funding Arrangement is Champertous

October 06, 2016 | News and Blog

Third-party litigation funders have aggressively expanded their business models on an assumption that the venerable doctrines of champerty and maintenance are dead. But a new decision of a Pennsylvania appellate court brushes aside that premise. Read More »

Pennsylvania Has Third AG In as Many Weeks; Beemer Confirmed by State Senate

September 02, 2016 | News and Blog

Bruce Beemer, a former deputy to ex-Attorney General Kathleen Kane and inspector general under Governor Tom Wolfe, was confirmed by the Pennsylvania State Senate as the state's new attorney general, reports the Pennsylvania Record. Read More »

In the News Today - August 17, 2016

August 17, 2016 | News and Blog

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced her resignation yesterday, after being convicted of perjury and obstruction "stemming from her leak of grand jury materials to a Philadelphia newspaper to discredit a political adversary." Read More »

Pennsylvania AG Found Guilty of Perjury, Abusing the Powers of Her Office

August 16, 2016 | News and Blog

A jury convicted Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane of perjury and obstruction charges "after squandering her once bright political future on an illegal vendetta against an enemy," reports the Philadelphia Inquirer. Read More »

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