Pennsylvania House poised to amend lawsuit liability law


Folks, I normally wouldn’t post something of a political nature, but I felt this was important to bring to your attention.The AP (4/7) reported, “People who are awarded civil judgments against multiple parties would no longer be able to collect all of it from any single defendant under a bill that Republicans in the state House moved near to a final vote on Wednesday.” Liable defendants would only be required to pay for their share of caused damage. The bill, opposed by Pennsylvania trial lawyers “provides exceptions for awards that are based on intentional misrepresentation, for intentional torts such as assaults, for defendants who are liable for more than 60 percent of a loss and for some hazardous waste or liquor code violations.” Paul Lyon of the Committee for Justice for All “said the bill would lead to many seriously injured people being undercompensated.”