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New Pennsylvania Joint and Several Liability Law

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Join Cliff Haines, a prominent plaintiff’s attorney and former President of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and Peter J. Hoffman, a renowned defense attorney and partner at Eckert Seamans, as they discuss the dramatic changes to Pennsylvania's law on joint and several liability resulting from the passage of Senate Bill 1131 this past spring. Attend this webcast from your home or office computer and get up-to-date information on this historic new legislation and learn how it will impact your practice.

This program, featuring two of Pennsylvania's top litigators, offers a balanced overview of the new law and its practical implications for both plaintiff and defense litigators in a convenient one hour video format. Topics include:

  • Overview of Senate Bill 1131
  • Is the long tradition of this important tool gone for plaintiffs altogether?
  • How has the defense arsenal been enhanced?
  • What unanswered questions still exist?

Clifford E. Haines, is the Founder of Haines & Associates in Philadelphia. Mr. Haines, a Past President of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, is a member of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and The American College of Trial Lawyers in recognition of the sizeable awards he has won for several of his clients. He also has received the prestigious Roscoe Pound Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching Trial Advocacy. An Adjunct Professor at Temple University School of Law, Mr. Haines teaches Introduction to Trial Advocacy and Advanced Trial Advocacy and previously served as the Director of the law school's Academy of Advocacy. Mr. Haines also lectures for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy as well as other CLE organizations and has been active in the Philadelphia Bar Association and American Bar Association.

Peter J. Hoffman is a Member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Professional Liability Group at Eckert Seamans in Philadelphia. He focuses his practice on professional liability matters primarily in medical and legal malpractice, commercial litigation, construction, products liability, toxic torts and insurance coverage. Mr. Hoffman was a shareholder in the firm of McKissock & Hoffman, P.C. An appointee to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Civil Procedural Rules Committee, he also practices before a number of administrative agencies including the Insurance Department and Medical Board. Mr. Hoffman is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law, and has written and co-authored numerous articles and chapters in textbooks.

Practice Areas: Litigation & Appeals, Personal Injury & Negligence
Online Media Type: Video
Production Date: 08/11/2011 9:30 AM EDT
Level: Intermediate
Category: Standard
Duration: 1 Hours, 0 Minutes
Online Format: Live

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Clifford E. Haines - Founder, Haines & Associates; Philadelphia, PA
Peter J. Hoffman - Board of Directors and Chair, Professional Liability Group, Eckert Seamans; Philadelphia, PA
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