Pennsylvania Supreme Court, bodies in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh make 'Judicial Hellholes' watch list

Penn Record
Karen Kidd

Several Pennsylvania courts made the American Tort Reform Association's Judicial Hellholes watch list, partially thanks to Allegheny County's record for being particularly favorable to asbestos plaintiffs. "For instance, after one judge issued a ruling that would have limited the defendant’s damages, the case was reassigned to a second judge who subjected the defendant to expansive liability," the press release about the report said.Pennsylvania's high court made the watch list, in part, for scandals leading to the resignations of two justices, while the Allegheny County court in Pittsburgh was cited for its reputation for ruling in favor of plaintiffs in asbestos cases.

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