A Little Less Brotherly Love In The Mass Tort System

Law360, New York (March 16, 2012, 1:25 PM EDT) -- One of the most plaintiff-friendly jurisdictions in the country has recently made changes to level its playing field. On Feb. 15, 2012, the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas issued a new regulation and order in response to comments from the bar about the court’s Complex Litigation Center (CLC).

Long known for its willingness to increase the size of its docket and its pro-plaintiff leanings, the CLC is taking steps to reduce its backlog, eliminate some of its one-sided policies and discourage out-of-state filings.

Though the new...
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