The Biggest Pa. High Court Rulings Of 2017: Midyear Report

Law360, Philadelphia (July 3, 2017, 2:20 PM EDT) -- It was a busy first half of the year for Pennsylvania's highest court as the justices issued a string of major decisions strengthening constitutionally enshrined environmental protections, defining boundaries between the judicial and legislative branches in governing attorney conduct, and limiting the ability of consumers to claim they were owed a fiduciary duty.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued opinions in more than 40 cases in the first half of the year as it enjoyed relative stability following years of upheaval thanks largely to scandal-driven personnel changes.

The court entered the year with a full, active complement for the first time since...

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