On June 28, 2011 Governor Tom Corbett signed into law Senate Bill 1131 as Act 17 of 2011, dramatically altering the landscape of Pennsylvania’s joint and several liability law. Join PBI for a 3 hour seminar on this new law to learn how it will affect you and your clients. Whether you litigate on behalf of plaintiffs or defendants you’ll want to hear from the panel of superb attorneys, who will not only provide you with an overview of Act 17 of 2011, but will address the pertinent questions arising from this new law.
You’ll get answers to questions such as:
* What will be the effect of the new law on joint tortfeasor releases? * What’s left of common law joint and several liability in PA? * How will settlements be affected? * Will you need to change how you draft settlement agreements? * How will the Defense perspective change? * What is the effective date of the Statute and when does a cause of action accrue for purposes of the Statute? * How will the new law affect who is brought into a case? * How will specific types of cases (med mal, products liability, auto) be affected? * What exceptions are carved out in the new law? * Will arguments before a jury change? * How will the new law impact the costs involved in a case and how many parties are brought into a case? * What questions should you be thinking about for the future? * How will the new law affect your strategy for choosing clients if you represent plaintiffs? * And much more