In this month’s Pennsylvania Law Weekly / Legal Intelligencer column, I examine Pennsylvania Act 17 of 2011.  Act 17 purports to "repeal" joint and several liability.  Application of the amendment will be difficult in straightforward tort cases.  In cases involving releases of hazardous substances or other environmental claims, Act 17 is just a puzzle.  Whether you think this sort of tort reform is a good or a bad idea, litigation puzzles almost never serve important public policy purposes.  Read the column here.