PA Chamber Commends Senator Robbins for Taking on Tort Reform

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, UNITED STATES

HARRISBURG, April 5, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry today commended Senator Robert D. Robbins (R-50) for his bold commitment in support of tort reform by agreeing to co-sponsor the Fair Share Act (SB-1376) which would abolish the antiquated legal doctrine of Joint and Several Liability.

"As Pennsylvania's archaic civil justice system now stands an individual or organization who might bear 1% of the responsibility for an injury may be held responsible for 100% of the damages," said PA Chamber President Floyd Warner. "Passage of the Fair Share Act would finally establish responsibility for paying one's total share of damages based on one's share of liability and no more. The Pennsylvania Chamber applauds Senator Robbins for taking a dramatic step that would not only bring a broader sense of fairness to our civil justice system but in turn would ensure sustained economic growth and job creation benefiting all Commonwealth citizens."

With over 10,000 members representing every county in the Commonwealth, the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry is the state's largest broad-based business association and the fastest-growing state chamber in the United States.


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