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October 22nd, 2020

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Openly Defies SCOTUS Precedent

Yesterday, October 22, 2020, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania openly defied the U.S. Supreme Court in Hammons v. Ethicon. This was the state high court’s first opportunity to apply the U.S. Supreme Court 2017 Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) ruling to claims brought by out-of-state plaintiffs in Pennsylvania courts. In BMS, the Court held that a state . . . → Read More: Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Openly Defies SCOTUS Precedent

May 29th, 2018

Disappointing Legislative Session Comes to a Close in Missouri

The Missouri Legislature adjourned on the evening of Friday, May 19, 2018, without passing significant legal reform legislation. Lawmakers gave many reasons for their failure that ranged from “we passed enough tort reform in 2017” to “we ran out of time.” These excuses ring hollow.

Among the much-needed reforms considered were venue reform, amendments to . . . → Read More: Disappointing Legislative Session Comes to a Close in Missouri