Pennsylvania

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.

Pennsylvania at a Glance

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$1,719 Potential Tort Cost
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0.57% - 1.53% Potential Increase
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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 »

Survey: Companies Say State Lawsuit Climates More Important than Ever in Deciding Where to Grow

September 10, 2015 | Press Release

New Poll Shows Several Large States Like California and Illinois Rank Among the Worst Litigation Environments for Businesses; Delaware at Top Spot Read More »

Further Media Spotlight on PA Attorney General Relationship with the Plaintiffs' Bar

September 09, 2015 | News and Blog

The Shippensburg (PA) News-Chronicle highlights Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane's use of private contingency fee counsel - and ILR's criticism of the practice. Read More »

Report Spotlights Pennsylvania AG's Relationship with Cohen Milstein; Cites ILR Criticism

September 02, 2015 | News and Blog

The Pennsylvania Independent spotlights Attorney General Kathleen Kane's close relationship with plaintiffs' firm Cohen Milstein. The report highlights Kane's suit against a chain of nursing homes in which "she had backup" from Cohen Milstein - a deal that allows the firm "to siphon off a large cut of any fines imposed upon the nursing homes." Read More »

In the News Today - August 7, 2015

August 07, 2015 | News and Blog

As expected, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane was charged yesterday with "illegally leaking confidential information, then lying about it under oath and deploying aides as spies to keep a step ahead of the criminal investigation against her." Governor Tom Wolf immediately called for Kane's resignation - but Kane said she would not quit. (Philadelphia Inquirer) Read More »

In the News Today - August 6, 2015

August 06, 2015 | News and Blog

Montgomery County (PA) District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman is expected today to announce criminal charges against Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane over allegations that Kane "leaked secret investigative information to a Philadelphia newspaper to embarrass a political foe." (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review) Read More »

Judge Gives Final OK on $765M NFL Concussion Deal

April 23, 2015 | News and Blog

Pennsylvania federal judge Anita B. Brody granted final approval of a $765 million settlement between the National Football League and about 5,000 former players for long-term neurologic injuries allegedly initiated during their playing days. Read More »

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