Prima Facie Tort

  1. Introduction

    The claim of prima facie tort is not recognized in Pennsylvania as a form of action, with neither the legislature nor the Supreme Court adopting it.1

  2. Elements

    Not applicable.

  3. Cases

    Not applicable.

  4. Practice Pointers

    As Pennsylvania does not recognize this tort, WMC plaintiffs should consider pursuing alternative theories of liability.

  1. D’Errico v. DeFazio, 763 A.2d 424, 434 (Pa. Super. Ct. 2000).