Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania’s lawsuit climate currently ranks 40th among the fifty states.  The Keystone State has consistently been in the bottom half for lawsuit fairness, and Philadelphia has been named one of the most unfair legal jurisdictions in America.

Pennsylvania at a Glance

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$1,719 Potential Tort Cost
Reduction ($1,000,000)
0.57% - 1.53% Potential Increase
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In The News Today - February 6, 2015

February 06, 2015 | Insights

Quoting ILR's recent blog post on the matter, Walter Olson notes the irony of the American Association for Justice being sued under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) while it simultaneously encourages similar lawsuits against businesses, and opposes updating of the outdated law. Read More »

Tags: Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) , Pennsylvania

In The News Today - February 5, 2015

February 05, 2015 | Insights

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner, called for legal reform in his State of the State Address yesterday, noting that the state's liability costs "rank among the worst in America", adding up to "far more than just numbers on an accountant's balance sheet." Read More »

Tags: State Legal Reforms, Illinois, Pennsylvania

ILR Cited in Story About No-Bid Plaintiffs' Firm Contracts With Pennsylvania AG's Office

January 26, 2015 | Insights

Four plaintiffs' law firms received three no-bid contracts for "secret investigations" on behalf of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane's office. Read More »

Tags: Pennsylvania

Grand Jury to Recommend Charges of Perjury, Obstruction Against Pennsylvania AG

January 22, 2015 | Insights

Court records made public yesterday show that a grand jury has recommended charges of perjury and obstruction be brought against Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane. Read More »

Tags: State Attorneys General, Pennsylvania

In The News Today - January 12, 2015

January 12, 2015 | Insights

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments this week in a case that "considers whether employers can defend discrimination lawsuits by asserting that government lawyers did not try hard enough to settle claims before going to court." Read More »

Tags: State Tort Reform, State Legal Reforms, West Virginia, Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania AG To Face Criminal Charges, Says Philly Newspaper

January 09, 2015 | Insights

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that a grand jury is recommending criminal charges against Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane. Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, State Attorneys General, Pennsylvania

In The News Today - October 28, 2014

October 28, 2014 | Insights

Citing the U.S. Constitution's due process clause and stating that punitive damages in the case "should be roughly 25 times the amount of compensatory damages and no more," U.S. District Judge Rebecca Doherty "slashed" a $9 billion punitive damages award against Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. and Eli Lilly & Co. over the diabetes drug Actos to $36.8 million." Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, Pennsylvania

An Uptick in Foreign Judgment Enforcement Cases?

October 15, 2014 | Insights

In a piece titled, "Recognition Comes Before Enforcement With Foreign Judgments," Legal Intelligencer's Paige H. Forster writes that the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform has noted an increase in attempts by plaintiffs "to enforce a judgment rendered outside the United States." Read More »

Tags: Delaware, Pennsylvania

In The News Today - October 6, 2014

October 06, 2014 | Insights

A Pennsylvania appeals court "handed a win on Friday to CBS Corp., General Electric Co. and others" in a lawsuit claiming a woman's exposure to asbestos dust "while cleaning her husband's clothes" caused a woman to develop cancer. Read More »

Tags: Asbestos, Pennsylvania

In The News Today - July 22, 2014

July 22, 2014 | Insights

A U.S. District Judge has ordered a New Orleans law firm to return $357,000 that was paid to a client "based on allegedly fraudulent claims" as part of the BP Gulf Oil Spill settlement. Read More »

Tags: Louisiana, Pennsylvania

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