Pennsylvania Top Court Strikes Law Containing Asbestos Statute Of Limitations

Pennsylvania Top Court Strikes Law Containing Asbestos Statute Of Limitations

HARRISBURG, Pa. - A divided Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Dec. 16 struck down a law amending the state's Megan's Law and imposing a two-year statute of limitations on asbestos actions, saying the legislation violated the "single subject" rule; the court stayed its ruling for 90 days to allow the Pennsylvania General Assembly time to devise a remedy (Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. James Howard Neiman Jr., No. 74 MAP 2011, Pa. Sup.).

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