The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has amended the Official Note to Rule of Civil Procedure 1042.3 governing certificates of merit. The amendment explains that in a professional malpractice action premised on a theory of vicarious liability, a single certificate of merit is sufficient. Separate certificates of merit as to each licensed professional for whom a defendant is alleged to be responsible are not required. The Court’s March 30, 2016, order publishing the amendments is effective immediately.
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