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February 5th, 2015

Good News from Pennsylvania High Court: Statute of Repose Applies to Asbestos Claims

In deciding not to hear a plaintiff’s appeal, Pennsylvania’s high court has upheld application the state’s 12-year statute of repose to asbestos claims . . . → Read More: Good News from Pennsylvania High Court: Statute of Repose Applies to Asbestos Claims

January 29th, 2014

PA High Court Embraces ‘Negligent Design Defect,’ Invites New Run on Reforming Philly Courts

Perhaps inviting a new stampede of speculative and opportunistic litgation on the courts of the former #1 Judicial Hellhole, Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court last week ruled in Lance v. Wyeth that pharmaceutical companies can now be held liable for “negligent design defect” — a theory of liability not previously available to plaintiffs in the Keystone State . . . → Read More: PA High Court Embraces ‘Negligent Design Defect,’ Invites New Run on Reforming Philly Courts

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’