Pennsylvania is #39 in the 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, falling by one spot from #38 in 2017. It realized decreases in five out of 10 key element categories, but rose by 11 positions in Quality of Appellate Review. Philadelphia made the list of the Cities or Counties with the Least Fair and Reasonable Litigation Environment.


Pennsylvania at a Glance

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  1. In the News Today - August 31, 2018

    August 31, 2018 | News

    FDA: Coffee Does Not Need California Warning Label; Bayer, Janssen Get Third Win in Xarelto-related Litigation... Read More

  2. In the News Today - July 27, 2018

    July 27, 2018 | News

    "Justice for Opioid Communities Means Massive Payday for Their Lawyers;" Only 16% of Plaintiffs In Philadelphia Pharma Lawsuits are From Pennsylvania... Read More

  3. In the News Today - July 23, 2018

    July 23, 2018 | News

    Pennsylvania Bill Would Return Asbestos Injury Claims to the State's Workers' Compensation System; 20 Years of ILR Accomplishments: Lending a Helping Hand to a Local Business... Read More

  4. In the News Today - June 13, 2018

    June 13, 2018 | News

    Unbeaten At Trial, Bayer and Janssen Say Cycle Of Xarelto Lawsuits 'Needs To Be Stopped'; Florida Contractor Arrested for Involvement in $140K Assignment of Benefits Scheme... Read More

  5. "Don't Bring Lawyers into the Fight Against The Opioid Epidemic"

    May 16, 2018 | News

    In an op-ed, the president and CEO of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry said there are "many constructive actions state and local governments can take to address" the opioid crisis, but hiring "contingency-fee lawyers who stand to collect at least 25 percent of whatever they win in court isn't one of them."... Read More

  6. Pa. City Sues on Behalf of All U.S. "Political Subdivisions, Municipalities, Cities, Townships and Counties"

    March 23, 2018 | News

    A single Pennsylvania city filed a class action lawsuit in Oregon that appears to represent every livable area in the United States, Law360 reports.... Read More

  7. In the News Today - March 22, 2018

    March 22, 2018 | News

    Third Circuit Rules Litigation Funder Entitled to Share of Settlement... Read More

  8. In the News Today - March 12, 2018

    March 12, 2018 | News

    Lawmakers Fight Over Ways to Curb 'Assignment of Benefits' Abuse; Gov. Wolf's Biggest PAC Donor Includes Money from Secretive Compounding Pharmacies... Read More

  9. Report: Asbestos Bankruptcy Trusts Running Short of Money to Pay Future Claimants, System Lacks Safeguards

    March 08, 2018 | Press Release

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A new report released today by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) highlights that asbestos bankruptcy trusts are being depleted, jeopardizing their ability to fully compensate future claimants.... Read More

  10. Dubious Distribution: Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust Assets and Compensation

    March 08, 2018 | Research

    The asbestos bankruptcy trusts, created with the goal of sustainably processing and paying valid asbestos personal injury claims, are quickly being depleted. ILR's research finds that of the 35 asbestos trusts operating as of early 2008, 21 are paying an average of 40 percent less today than in 2008, putting future compensation for asbestos victims in doubt. The paper documents the causes of this rapid depletion, including the highly significant impact of attorney contingency fees.... Read More