Gov. Corbett Signs Castle Doctrine, Fair Share Act

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett has signed two pieces of legislation into law today.

Corbett signed Senate Bill 1131, better known as the “Fair Share Act,’’ which reforms how damages are recovered in civil lawsuits.

Corbett also signed the ‘Castle Doctrine’ into law, which gives Pennsylvanians more power to use deadly force in defending their homes and property. Before Pennsylvanians had a duty to retreat when faced with home intruders or car-jackers.


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