Fair share close to passage
/ 24.Jun, 2011
The Fair Share Bill, the reform of joint and several liability in Pennsylvania, is close to enactment. The Pennsylvania House passed HB1, eliminating the 1 percent rule in Pennsylvania and making a defendant only jointly liable if the defendant is 60 percent or more responsible for the injury. The matter then went to the Pennsylvania Senate. The Senate passed SB1131, approving the same reforms. SB1131 has now been returned to the House for a floor vote on second consideration. Amendments will be offered to the bill. It is anticipated and hoped that the amendments will be defeated. A vote on the final passage of SB1131 is likely to take place on Sunday evening or Monday. It would then be sent to the governor to sign. Joint and several reform in Pennsylvania is on the horizon.