Pennsylvania is #37 in the 2015 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States. Philadelphia was found to be one of the cities or counties with the least fair and reasonable litigation environment in the country.

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PA Superior Court Rules that a Litigation Funding Arrangement is Champertous

October 06, 2016 | News and Blog

Third-party litigation funders have aggressively expanded their business models on an assumption that the venerable doctrines of champerty and maintenance are dead. But a new decision of a Pennsylvania appellate court brushes aside that premise. Read More »

Pennsylvania Has Third AG In as Many Weeks; Beemer Confirmed by State Senate

September 02, 2016 | News and Blog

Bruce Beemer, a former deputy to ex-Attorney General Kathleen Kane and inspector general under Governor Tom Wolfe, was confirmed by the Pennsylvania State Senate as the state's new attorney general, reports the Pennsylvania Record. Read More »

In the News Today - August 17, 2016

August 17, 2016 | News and Blog

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced her resignation yesterday, after being convicted of perjury and obstruction "stemming from her leak of grand jury materials to a Philadelphia newspaper to discredit a political adversary." Read More »

Pennsylvania AG Found Guilty of Perjury, Abusing the Powers of Her Office

August 16, 2016 | News and Blog

A jury convicted Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane of perjury and obstruction charges "after squandering her once bright political future on an illegal vendetta against an enemy," reports the Philadelphia Inquirer. Read More »

Pennsylvania Court Rules against Plaintiff in the Business of Filing TCPA Lawsuits

Author: Bryan Quigley | July 25, 2016 | News and Blog

Want to become a professional plaintiff? Don't quit your day job. A Pennsylvania court recently ruled in Stoops v. Wells Fargo Bank that serial plaintiff Melody Stoops has no standing to bring a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) case against defendant Wells Fargo. Read More »

Court Ruling Could Help Defend Against 'Professional' TCPA Plaintiffs

July 14, 2016 | News and Blog

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania issued a ruling in the case of Stoops v. Wells Fargo Bank that one expert says "gives defendants a tool to go after professional" Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) plaintiffs. Read More »

Former Ethics Judge Cops to $3M Fraud

June 09, 2016 | News and Blog

William Bucci, who was named to the Pennsylvania Court of Judicial Discipline in 2005, entered a guilty plea on Wednesday in a $3 million fraud scheme that involved false promises of real estate investments and wine and olive oil imports. Read More »

In the News Today - December 17, 2015

December 17, 2015 | News and Blog

2015 "Judicial Hellholes" announced: California, New York City, Florida, Missouri, Illinois, Louisiana, Texas, and Virginia were named as "Judicial Hellholes" in the American Tort Reform Association's annual report. West Virginia joined Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, Philadelphia, and New Jersey on the "Watch List." (West Virginia MetroNews) Read More »

Outgoing Louisiana AG's 'Buddy System' Highlighted

December 02, 2015 | News and Blog

The Louisiana Watchdog highlights outgoing Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell's questionable use of outside private contingency counsel to sue companies on behalf of the state. Specifically, the report highlights Caldwell's use of private law firms in the Gulf oil spill litigation. Read More »

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