Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Two weeks ago, I reported that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court was considering an alteration of venue rules for medical malpractice cases. In the early 2000's, the court restricted venue to the place of the wrong to prevent plaintiffs from venue-shopping. The court is considering a removal of this restriction, which is not in place for other types of cases. The court has now agreed to delay action until the issue can be studied by the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee; the report is due by January 1, 2020. Pennlive has details.