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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

PA: Med Mal Insurer Threatens to Sue if State Uses Its Money to Plug a Deficit

Like many states, Pennsylvania is facing a budget deficit.  The legislature has gotten increasingly creative in finding ways to balance the budget.  Years ago, the Pennsylvania Professional Liability Joint Underwriting Association was created by state law to provide med mal insurance.  Now it has $200M that a Senate bill is requesting; if the money is not given to the state by November 1st, the Senate bill would abolish the Association.  The Association has threatened to sue if the state moves forward; the bill is pending in the House.  The San Francisco Chronicle has details.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/2017/08/pa-med-mal-insurer-threatens-to-sue-if-state-uses-its-money-to-plug-a-deficit.html

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