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. Pennsylvania AG To Face Criminal Charges, Says Philly Newspaper

    January 09, 2015 | News and Blog

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

  2. In The News Today - October 28, 2014

    October 28, 2014 | News and Blog

    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

  3. An Uptick in Foreign Judgment Enforcement Cases?

    October 15, 2014 | News and Blog

    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

  4. In The News Today - October 6, 2014

    October 06, 2014 | News and Blog

    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

  5. In The News Today - July 22, 2014

    July 22, 2014 | News and Blog

    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

  6. In The News Today - July 1, 2014

    July 01, 2014 | News and Blog

    When Oregon home builder Justin Wood was targeted by a patent troll seeking to cash in on a common construction technique that has been "used for decades" - Wood decided to fight back.... Read More

  7. In The News Today - June 25, 2014

    June 25, 2014 | News and Blog

    Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced lawsuits against multiple major oil companies, alleging pollution from the companies' use of the gasoline additive methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE).... Read More

  8. In the News Today - March 31, 2014

    March 31, 2014 | News and Blog

    A U.S. District Court judge has dismissed nearly 6,000 asbestos lawsuits, finding that Ohio - not Pennsylvania - has jurisdiction in the case. ... Read More

  9. In the News Today - November 26, 2013

    November 26, 2013 | News and Blog

    Closing arguments are scheduled for Tuesday in Chevron's suit accusing a plaintiffs' lawyer of using bribery, fraud, and extortion to win a $9.5 billion verdict in Ecuador. ... Read More

  10. In the News Today - November 14, 2013

    November 14, 2013 | News and Blog

    Ecuador's highest court affirmed a verdict against Chevron but cut the $19 billion verdict in half. Chevron is fighting the judgment in a New York court, accusing the plaintiffs' lead lawyer of witness tampering and fraud.... Read More