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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Formally Adopts “Gist of the Action” Doctrine

On January 6, 2015 by Schnader in Finance

By Stephen J. Shapiro Pennsylvania’s “gist of the action” doctrine prohibits plaintiffs from pursuing tort claims for what are, in actuality, breach of contract claims.  A variety of defendants, including those in the financial services industry, regularly have invoked the doctrine to seek dismissal of contract-based claims that are “dressed up” […]

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