Venue Reform: H.B. 1618 (2013)

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Eliminates from the list of Category B venue, the forum


Eliminates from the list of Category B venue, the forum where the defendant regularly conducts substantial business activity or where such activity was conducted before the defendant’s withdrawal from the Commonwealth.  Category B venue exists where a defendant corporation, partnership, or limited liability company has its principal office or place of business.

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