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September 24, 2012

Philadelphia Courts Overwhelmed by Out-of-State Plaintiffs

The Wall Street Journal reports that an effort by Philadelphia courts to “take business away from other courts” has backfired, flooding the already busy system with out-of-state asbestos and pharmaceutical claims.  Citing ILR’s lawsuit climate survey, the story points to Philadelphia being named the fifth worst jurisdiction in the nation for legal fairness, along with rules that allow for forum shopping, as evidence of the problem in Philadelphia’s courts.

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