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A social distancing decree A social distancing decree posted at Penn Treaty Park in Philadelphia during the COVID-19 outbreak March 26, 2020. (Photo: Shutterstock.com)

A Philadelphia judge has agreed to transfer a products liability lawsuit to a county in the middle of the state after several fact witnesses for defendants expressed fears about the risk for transmission of the coronavirus in Pennsylvania’s largest city.

Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Arnold New on Tuesday granted a forum non conveniens motion to transfer the case, captioned Arceo v. AMF Bakery Systems, to York County.

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Max Mitchell

Max Mitchell is ALM's Pennsylvania Bureau Chief overseeing The Legal Intelligencer, Delaware Law Weekly and Delaware Business Court Insider. Follow him on Twitter @MMitchellTLI. His email is [email protected]

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