Pennsylvania topped the “Judicial Hellholes” list for the second year in a row, only this time tort reform advocates pointed their finger at both the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
The American Tort Reform Association’s “Judicial Hellholes 2020-2021” report, released on Tuesday, ranks states, courts and legislatures based on their lawsuit climate. The Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas, which topped the list last year, ranked No. 1 this year for “excessive verdicts” and “its ‘open door’ policy to out-of-state plaintiffs.” Also at the top in 2020 was the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, with a pair of rulings that favored plaintiffs.
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