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Comparative Negligence in Pennsylvania

May 17, 2016

Pennsylvania originally adopted a comparative negligence statute which became effective on September 7, 1976. Prior to this, Pennsylvania allowed the defense of contributory negligence under which there could be no recovery if any negligence of the plaintiff contributed to the injury. The test for contributory negligence in Pennsylvania was whether the plaintiff’s “negligence contributed in […]

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