Single Certificate of Merit Sufficient in Professional Malpractice Action Premised on Vicarious Liability

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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