Friday, April 15, 2011

Fair Share Legislation Passes in House -- Now Goes to Senate

On Monday, April 11, 2011, Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives passed HB 1 by a vote of 112-81. The bill would replace Pennsylvania’s joint/several liability with “fair share” liability, i.e. in most cases the defendant would only be required to pay that percentage of liability assessed to that defendant by the jury's verdict.

The bill now moves on to the Pennsylvania Senate but it is currently unclear as to when the Senate will tackle this issue. Governor Corbett has previously and publicly acknowledged his support of the Fair Share legislation.

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