Pennsylvania

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.

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  1. The 2012 State Liability Systems Ranking Study

    September 10, 2012 | Research

    The 2012 State Liability Systems Ranking Study was conducted for the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform to explore how fair and reasonable the states' tort liability systems are perceived to be by U.S. businesses. Participants in the survey were comprised of a national sample of 1,125 in-house general counsel, senior litigators or attorneys, and other senior executives who indicated that they are knowledgeable about litigation matters at companies with at least $100 million in annual revenues. The 2012 ranking builds on previous years' work, where in each survey year all 50 states are ranked by those familiar with the litigation environment in that state. Prior to these rankings, information regarding the attitudes of the business world toward the legal systems in each of the states had been largely anecdotal. The State Liability Systems Ranking Study aims to quantify how corporate attorneys view the state systems.... Read More

  2. Business groups say Gov. Wolf’s civil immunity for healthcare providers not enough

    December 31, 1969 | News

    Last week, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed an executive order giving certain healthcare practitioners protection against liability for good faith actions taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic – a move state business groups say does not go far enough, according to a report in Pennsylvania Business Report.... Read More

  3. Serial plaintiff caught on tape describing how to take advantage of TCPA

    December 31, 1969 | News

    Recorded conversations prove that a Pennsylvania man who has filed dozens of lawsuits is intentionally taking advantage of a federal law to extort settlements from defendants, according to a report in the Pennsylvania Record.... Read More