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Caltagirone calls ‘fair share’ bill unfair to victims

A bill is making its way through the legislature that would significantly erode an injured person's ability to recoup damages awarded in a lawsuit. Today, I opposed legislation approved by the House Judiciary Committee known as the "Fair Share Act" that would repeal the joint and several liability law in Pennsylvania. The joint-and-several-liability law allows claimants to hold multiple parties liable for damages and restitution awarded by the courts, and makes sure injured people are not victimized again by the defendants' reluctance or refusal to pay. Link...

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Madison County jury awards couple whopping $3 million in personal injury suit

11/18/2010 10:55 AM By Amelia Flood Former truck driver Thomas Edwards and his wife, Betty, were awarded more than $3 million in damages by a Madison County jury in their personal injury trial. The Edwardses filed suit two years ago against truck driver Gary Collier and his employer Millstadt Rendering Company over a 2007 tractor trailer crash on Interstate 55 in Ste. Genevieve County, Mo. Thomas Edwards was severely injured when the tractor trailer he was driving crashed into part of Collier's rig that had crossed the median of I-55 into his lane of traffic. The jury awarded Thomas Edwards $2.5 million in damages...

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