Pennsylvania is #39 in the 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, falling by one spot from #38 in 2017. It realized decreases in five out of 10 key element categories, but rose by 11 positions in Quality of Appellate Review. Philadelphia made the list of the Cities or Counties with the Least Fair and Reasonable Litigation Environment.


Pennsylvania at a Glance

All Results for Pennsylvania

  1. Asbestos Ruling in Penn. Ignores Science and Hurts Defendants

    April 02, 2020 | News

    On Feb. 19, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania issued a long-awaited decision in Roverano v. John Crane, Inc. The decision addressed the jury's apportionment of liability on a percentage basis in strict liability asbestos cases, as well as the inclusion of bankrupt entities on the verdict sheet, according to an expert analysis in Law 360.... Read More

  2. Serial plaintiff caught on tape describing how to take advantage of TCPA

    March 18, 2020 | News

    Recorded conversations prove that a Pennsylvania man who has filed dozens of lawsuits is intentionally taking advantage of a federal law to extort settlements from defendants, according to a report in the Pennsylvania Record.... Read More

  3. Viability of PFAS Litigation Up to Lawmakers, Not Courts, PA Judge Says

    January 10, 2020 | News

    A Pennsylvania federal judge said the viability of litigation over PFAS is up to lawmakers, not courts, since the chemicals have not been classified as hazardous, Law360 reports.... Read More

  4. Massive Verdicts A "Hidden Tax" On Residents, PA Legal Reformer Says

    December 02, 2019 | News

    The executive director of the Pennsylvania Coalition of Civil Justice Reform wrote in the Lehigh Valley Morning Call that massive verdicts in local courts amount to a "hidden tax" on residents. ... Read More

  5. In the News Today - October 25, 2019

    October 25, 2019 | News

    Shapiro: ‘Legal action' coming for companies tied to PFAS drinking water contamination... Read More

  6. In the News Today - October 9, 2019

    October 09, 2019 | News

    Philadelphia Jury Returns $8 Billion Verdict in Risperdal Case... Read More

  7. 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey Ranking the States Videos

    September 17, 2019 | Video | Watch

  8. 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Press Video

    September 17, 2019 | Video | Watch

  9. 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States

    September 17, 2019 | Research

    The 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States was conducted for the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform by The Harris Poll to explore how fair and reasonable state liability systems are perceived to be by U.S. businesses... Read More

  10. 101 Ways to Improve State Legal Systems: A User's Guide to Promoting Fair and Effective Civil Justice - Sixth Edition 2019

    September 17, 2019 | Research

    A user's guide to state legal reforms, providing policymakers with an array of options available to foster a sound legal system and promote states' economies. This resource also offers a compilation of recently-enacted legal reforms to show how legislators can move the proposals described in the guide from theory into practice.... Read More