When it comes to the largest reported verdicts and settlements outside Allegheny County and Philadelphia over the last two decades, Northeastern Pennsylvania counties dominate the map.

On the list of top verdicts and settlements compiled by The Legal’s annual publication, PaLaw magazine, Luzerne County plaintiffs took home the largest cumulative amount since 1994, with a total of $179.8 million. Lackawanna County, which saw a total of $139.8 million in top reported awards since 1994, was the county with the third-highest total amount. Delaware County, which reported the second-highest number at $157.1 million, was the only Philadelphia suburban county to place in the top four. Lehigh County saw the fourth-largest sum of high-value awards over the past 20 years, with $130.3 million. Montgomery County, with $110.1 million, rounded out the top five.

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