Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court Lands on ‘Judicial Hellhole’ Watchlist

Date: March 15, 2017

If you sense unease around Pennsylvania’s highest court, you’re not alone.

The Americans for Tort Reform group released a new report recently that places the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on its watchlist of locales around the nation that have an unfavorable civil justice system.

“The Commonwealth’s high court has gone through a series of turbulent scandals, judicial resignations and a flip in the composition of the court,” according to the report’s authors. “There is great uncertainty as to whether the new court will take a balanced and sound approach to deciding liability issues or begin catering to Philadelphia’s personal injury bar.”

The report also cites Philadelphia Court of Common Please, a former “Judicial Hellhole” that has “significantly improved its litigation environment but continues to serve as a national hub for mass tort litigation.”

To read the full 2016/2017 report, click here:
http://www.judicialhellholes.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/JudicialHellholes-2016.pdf

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