We have <a href="http://blog.wcmlaw.com/2012/01/philly-wins-again/">previously commented</a>, with more than a touch of gallows humor, on Philadelphia’s illustrious rank as the # 1 judicial hellhole in the country. But maybe, Philly is not as bad as you think. The average civil jury award in Philadelphia <a href="http://www.law.com/jsp/pa/PubArticlePA.jsp?id=1202549011027&Average_Phila_Jury_Verdict_Fell__Percent_in_&slreturn=1">fell</a> 31% in 2011 – from an average of $1.49 million in 2010 to $1.02 million in 2011. The question is: why? Is it the economy? Poorer quality cases? Or better juries? The problem is – there’s no way to know for certain. So, while Philly might not be as bad as you think it is, there’s still exposure above the standard $1,000,000 CGL exposure. As long as you’re prepared for that contingency, we’re prepared to try your insured’s case. After all, there’s no (legal) rush like the trial rush.
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