Consumer Class Actions Yanked From Philly Commerce Court

Law360, Philadelphia (September 27, 2012, 4:56 PM EDT) -- As part of ongoing reforms in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, a state administrative judge on Tuesday announced that consumer class actions would no longer be included in the court’s nearly 13-year-old commerce program.

Judge John Herron, who oversees the civil trial division of the Philadelphia court, said consumer class actions would instead be filed as part of the court’s general docket, known as its Day Forward program.

“Consumer class actions shall be assigned to the Day Forward program, subject to further reassignments as may...
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