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Pennsylvania Follows Modified Comparative Negligence

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

The amount a party can recover in a civil suit depends on what type of negligence system the state follows. Throughout the country, there are four established systems used to assess damage awards: pure contributory negligence, pure comparative negligence, modified comparative negligence – 51 percent bar rule, and modified comparative negligence – 50 percent… Read More »

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