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January 24th, 2017

Philadelphia’s ‘Complex Litigation Center’ Backsliding toward Return to Judicial Hellholes List

After topping the annual Judicial Hellholes rankings in both 2010 and 2011, Philadelphia’s Complex Litigation Center (CLC) for mass torts undertook dramatic reforms in 2012 that significantly improved balance and fairness. But as judicial conduct there has again begun to encourage plaintiffs’ lawyers from across the country to bring their cases to Philly, the “City of Unbrotherly Torts” is backsliding toward its ignominious past . . . → Read More: Philadelphia’s ‘Complex Litigation Center’ Backsliding toward Return to Judicial Hellholes List

February 20th, 2015

Out-of-State Mass Tort Plaintiffs Again Flocking to Philadelphia, a Two-Time #1 Judicial Hellhole

As reported by the Pennsylvania Record, mass tort filings jumped 150 percent last year in Philadelphia’s Complex Litigation Center (CLC), America’s #1 Judicial Hellhole in 2010 and 2011 . . . → Read More: Out-of-State Mass Tort Plaintiffs Again Flocking to Philadelphia, a Two-Time #1 Judicial Hellhole

March 6th, 2014

Baltimore Judge Rejects Mass Consolidation of Asbestos Lawsuits

A Baltimore judge has soundly rejected a proposal by the law firm of Peter Angelos to consolidate approximately 13,000 asbestos-related lawsuits involving different products, exposures, and illnesses, along with scores of defendants . . . → Read More: Baltimore Judge Rejects Mass Consolidation of Asbestos Lawsuits

May 10th, 2012

Even in Philadelphia, ‘Progress Is Possible’

Medical liability reforms undertaken in Pennsylvania last decade have had the intended effect of reducing the number of meritless lawsuits, particularly in Philadelphia, and broader progress in other areas of tort law now seems possible, too . . . → Read More: Even in Philadelphia, ‘Progress Is Possible’

February 16th, 2012

Very Good News from Philly!

After being cited as the #1 Judicial Hellhole for the past two years running, Philadelphia’s top administrative judge yesterday announced sweeping rules changes that should go a long way in mitigating the Complex Litigation Center’s troublingly plaintiff-friendly reputation . . . → Read More: Very Good News from Philly!

January 24th, 2012

ATRA, Others Urge Philadelphia Courts to Eliminate Unfair Elements of Civil Litigation

ATRA has joined a number of like-minded organizations in offering comments that urge Philadelphia civil courts to end the use of unfair procedures known as “consolidation” and “reverse bifurcation” in mass tort cases . . . → Read More: ATRA, Others Urge Philadelphia Courts to Eliminate Unfair Elements of Civil Litigation