New Tort Law Would Harm Plaintiffs, Pa. High Court Told

Law360, Philadelphia (August 8, 2013, 5:54 PM EDT) -- A couple alleging that defective steel tubing contributed to a house fire urged the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Thursday to reject the most recent version of a nationally accepted body of tort law on grounds that it would make it harder for plaintiffs to collect the damages they deserve.

Terrence and Judith Tincher, who were awarded more than $1 million in damages after a jury found that defective steel tubing in their house was largely to blame for a 2007 lightning-sparked fire, told the justices that...
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