State Law Guides Post-Judgment Interest: Pa. Appeals Court

Law360, Philadelphia (March 11, 2013, 4:57 PM EDT) -- In a ruling upholding nearly $2.5 million in damages against CSX Transportation Inc. in a Federal Employers Liability Act case, the Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled Friday that post-judgment interest, even in suits stemming from federal law violations, is properly considered a matter of procedural law that should be guided by state statute.

In a precedential decision, the court sided with a Philadelphia judge who allowed interest to accrue on the damages beginning the day after the jury returned a verdict in the case, in which a...
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