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Parties Face Off Over Reach of Fair Share Act

Max Mitchell | April 26, 2017

Does the Fair Share Act require juries in strict liability cases to determine the portion of liability to be imposed against each defendant, or can a judge simply apportion liability equally? The issue is a question of law trial courts have struggled with across Pennsylvania, and one that was squarely before the state Superior Court when it heard arguments Tuesday in Roverano v. John Crane Inc.

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  • Parties Face Off Over Reach of Fair Share Act

    By Max Mitchell

    Does the Fair Share Act require juries in strict liability cases to determine the portion of liability to be imposed against each defendant, or can a judge simply apportion liability equally? The issue is a question of law trial courts have struggled with across Pennsylvania, and one that was squarely before the state Superior Court when it heard arguments Tuesday in Roverano v. John Crane Inc.

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