'Fair Share' Civil Liability — The New Law In Pa.

Law360, New York (August 8, 2011, 1:32 PM EDT) -- If you have ever dreaded defending a negligence case in Pennsylvania because joint and several liability could expose you to liability for an entire verdict even if found one percent negligent, then you will welcome this news: Gov. Tom Corbett has signed legislation into law that now alters the mechanics of civil liability in negligence and strict liability actions for injury to person or property in Pennsylvania.

With certain exceptions, joint and several liability is eliminated in cases where a defendant is found to have been...
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