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May 11th, 2011

PA Biz Council Video Urges Enactment of Tort Reforms

As the General Assembly in Harrisburg considers a variety of civil justice reforms, the Pennsylvania Business Council has produced a persuasive YouTube video in support of those reforms . . . → Read More: PA Biz Council Video Urges Enactment of Tort Reforms

March 31st, 2011

Q1 Updates on Once and Future ‘Judicial Hellholes’

As the first quarter of 2011 draws to a close, it’s an appropriate time to update both some bad news and good news from once and future Judicial Hellholes . . . → Read More: Q1 Updates on Once and Future ‘Judicial Hellholes’

March 15th, 2011

Tort Reform Momentum Builds in Pennsylvania

As home to the reigning #1 Judicial Hellhole of Philadephia, Pennsylvania is long overdue for substantive tort reforms. Poised to spark a few Points of Light this legislative session, state lawmakers in Harrisburg are being urged by the business community and many in the media to modernize liability law by replacing the current and inherently unfair “joint and several” standard with one of “proportional” liability . . . → Read More: Tort Reform Momentum Builds in Pennsylvania

January 4th, 2011

Rendell Decries ‘Wimps’ While Embracing Lawsuits

If you were too busy shoveling out from the Mid-Atlantic’s big post-Christmas blizzard, you may have missed Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell’s outburst, calling the NFL “wimps” when the decision was made to postpone a Philadelphia Eagles game due to the storm. “We’re becoming a nation of wussies,” Rendell blustered. But had the NFL and Eagles decided to go ahead with the game, where would the governor have stood on the lawsuits that almost certainly would have resulted? . . . → Read More: Rendell Decries ‘Wimps’ While Embracing Lawsuits