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

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  1. In the News Today - August 17, 2020

    August 17, 2020 | News

    Maxwell House Coffee Is Facing Another Lawsuit Over How Much Coffee Their Cans Make... Read More

  2. Temple University Urges Judge To Ax COVID Tuition Refund Suit

    July 16, 2020 | News

    Temple University told a federal judge that it had made no promise to provide in-person learning to a student who launched a would-be class action in May seeking tuition refunds after the school moved its classes online as a result of the COVID pandemic, according to a report in Law 360.... Read More

  3. 3rd Circ. Punts Amazon Seller Liability Case To Pa. Supreme Court

    June 03, 2020 | News

    The Third Circuit said Pennsylvania's high court should have a chance to weigh in on state tort law in a case over a woman's injury from a product she bought on Amazon, according to a report in Law 360... Read More

  4. Business, Healthcare Community Ask Governor For Liability Protections As State Reopens

    June 01, 2020 | News

    Pennsylvania business and healthcare leaders are calling on Gov. Tom Wolf and the state legislature to implement liability protections for businesses and healthcare providers to help safely and effectively restart the economy, according to a report in Pennsylvania Business Report.... Read More

  5. Business groups say Gov. Wolf's civil immunity for healthcare providers not enough

    May 11, 2020 | News

    Last week, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed an executive order giving certain healthcare practitioners protection against liability for good faith actions taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic – a move state business groups say does not go far enough, according to a report in Pennsylvania Business Report.... Read More

  6. In the News Today - April 30, 2020

    April 30, 2020 | News

    Pa. Courts Allowed to Restore Limited Operations... Read More

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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