Tom Wilkinson Discusses Protracted Civil Cases in TribLIVE

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Tom Wilkinson, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Commercial Litigation Department, discusses protracted civil cases and how they are the exception to the rule today in Pennsylvania’s civil courts. “Most counties now have a system where they issue case-management orders and assign individual judges to supervise cases. If both parties want to resolve a case, it's unlikely it will take more than two years. But I have heard of cases taking upwards of 20 years if they have a convoluted procedural history or judges retire or there are multiple appeals. The court will grant extensions, and sometimes there are good reasons for doing so,” said Tom.

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