Statement of interest of amici curiae.
This brief is filed on behalf of the Pennsylvania Defense Institute (PDI) and the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) as amici curiae. PDI is a state-wide association of defense counsel and insurance company executives. Its attorney members represent manufacturers, contractors, property owners, and casualty insurance and workers compensation carriers in the defense of claims brought against them. PDI provides a forum for developing public policy initiatives and for exchanging ideas in the pursuit of the prompt, fair, and just disposition of claims, the preservation of the administration of justice, the enhancement of the legal profession's services to the public, the elimination of court congestion and delays in civil litigation, and the promotion of other related public activities. To these ends, PDI represents the interests of its members on various matters affecting their interests, including legislation and litigation.
The IADC is an association of corporate and insurance attorneys from the United States and around the globe whose practice is concentrated on the defense of civil lawsuits. The IADC is dedicated to the just and efficient administration of civil justice and the continual improvement of the civil justice system. The IADC supports a justice system in which plaintiffs are fairly compensated for genuine injuries, responsible defendants are held liable for appropriate damages, and non-responsible defendants are exonerated without unreasonable cost.
STATEMENT OF JURISDICTION
PDI and the IADC adopt by reference the Statement of Jurisdiction set forth in the Brief for Appellant.
ORDER IN QUESTION
The Superior Court affirmed the judgment in favor of the plaintiffs entered June 1, 2011 in the Court of Common Pleas of Chester County.
STATEMENT OF THE STANDARD AND SCOPE OF REVIEW
PDI and the IADC adopt by reference the Statement of the Standard and Scope of Review set forth in the Brief for Appellant.
STATEMENT OF THE QUESTION INVOLVED
Whether this Court should replace the strict liability analysis of Section 402A of the Second Restatement with the analysis of the Third Restatement.
Not addressed by the Superior Court.
STATEMENT OF THE CASE
PDI and the IADC adopt by reference the Statement of the Case set forth in the Brief for Appellant.