Pa. Justices Delay Possible Med Mal Venue Rule Change

Law360 (February 14, 2019, 6:23 PM EST) -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court agreed on Thursday to push back consideration of a proposal to undo the state's 15-year-old rule prohibiting venue shopping in medical malpractice cases until a state legislative committee could prepare a report on the proposal.

In a letter to leadership in the General Assembly, the court's chief counsel and Chief Justice Thomas Saylor said that a majority of the justices had voted to put off deliberations on the amendment until the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee was able to investigate its potential impacts.

"I want to thank Chief Justice Saylor, and the rest of the court, for...

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