Pennsylvania is ranked #38 in the 2017 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States. Philadelphia was found to be one of the cities or counties with the least fair and reasonable litigation environments in the country.

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

    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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Pennsylvania Court Rules against Plaintiff in the Business of Filing TCPA Lawsuits

    July 25, 2016 | News and Blog

    Want to become a professional plaintiff? Don't quit your day job. A Pennsylvania court recently ruled in Stoops v. Wells Fargo Bank that serial plaintiff Melody Stoops has no standing to bring a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) case against defendant Wells Fargo. ... Read More

  10. Court Ruling Could Help Defend Against 'Professional' TCPA Plaintiffs

    July 14, 2016 | News and Blog

    The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania issued a ruling in the case of Stoops v. Wells Fargo Bank that one expert says "gives defendants a tool to go after professional" Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) plaintiffs.... Read More