Businesses are carefully watching the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. While it has been generally balanced in the past, its membership shifted in 2016 after the earlier election of several candidates supported by the plaintiffs’ bar. Plaintiff-friendly justices now have a dominant majority. During the past year the court has certainly done so, rendering decisions affecting asbestos litigation, medical liability and workers’ compensation claims. It also issued a highly anticipated ruling on requirements for “bad faith” lawsuits against insurers, which may not invite a huge new wave of litigation but failed to limit such claims to those involving actual misconduct. On the positive side, the Keystone State’s high court deserves praise for upholding a longstanding statute providing a remedy to victims of lawsuit abuse.