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Emotional Distress Damages

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Being injured in a car collision, as a pedestrian, or walking in a store and slipping on an unmarked puddle can all bring serious physical injuries. We are all aware of this, as everyone has experienced some degree of physical pain before. As such, when most people think about a personal injury lawsuit, they… Read More »

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Does Pennsylvania Have a Stand Your Ground Law?

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Self Defense and Duty to Retreat Under 18 Pa. C.S.A § 505, it is legal to use physical force, deadly force even, if you reasonably believe that there is an immediate threat against you or someone else, and that force is the only way to stop the perpetrator. In the past, Pennsylvania and most… Read More »

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Trafficking in Minors

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

A New Jersey man has been arrested by Pennsylvania law enforcement for trafficking in minors, unlawful contact with a minor, and child pornography, according to Northjersey.com. The man was arrested in a month-long sting operation, conducted by Pennsylvania authorities, Homeland Security, and other local agencies, for his attempts to lure minors to have sex… Read More »

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Duck Boat Drownings

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Seventeen people were killed in a tragic drowning incident in Missouri when their “duck boat” was capsized in a sudden storm, as reported by CNN. The storm came on quickly, according to witnesses, and the boat was unable to get to shore in time, battling the waves and wind with its weak motor. DUKW… Read More »

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Theft by Deception, Unsworn Falsifying, and Official Oppression

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

A seven-year veteran of the Philadelphia police force was recently arrested for his alleged part in falsifying arrest paperwork, with a motive of directing credit and overtime pay to a fellow police officer. However, that officer was not even present during that particular arrest. The 29-year-old officer was charged with attempted theft by deception,… Read More »

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