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Venue Hearing Slated for Late June
The Legislative Budget and Finance Committee (LBFC) has informed PCCJR that a hearing on the impact of the proposed medical malpractice venue rule change will be held June 25 and possibly also June 26 in Harrisburg. The hearing is expected to start at 9 am each day in the state Capitol, hearing room 8E-B.
This hearing has not yet been publicly announced or advertised by the LBFC. If there are any changes, we will make you aware of them right away.
The LBFC is holding hearings pursuant to SR 20 that tasks the LBFC with issuing a report on the impact of the proposed venue rule change. The Supreme Court has agreed to delay any action on the proposal until the LBFC issues its report by January 1, 2020.
Do Judges Have a “Gatekeeper Role” Under the Frye Standard
What role can trial court judges play when evaluating expert testimony under the Frye standard? PCCJR and others are looking for a definitive answer to that question when the Supreme Court considers a trial court’s evaluation of an expert opinion in the case Walsh vs. BASF and whether the Superior Court went too far in holding that “trial courts are not permitted to act as ‘gatekeepers.’” [Read more…] about PCCJR Update — June 7, 2019