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Monthly Archives: December 2018

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Use of Video Footage and Social Media in Personal Injury Claims

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

Nearly everyone is equipped with a camera everywhere they go. In just the last two years, 90 percent of all data that humans have ever created in history was generated, according to Forbes. Much of this takes the form of videos and images, the latter amount being increased by 1.2 trillion still images every… Read More »

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I Know That I Am Innocent; Do I Still Need an Attorney?

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

There is an unfortunate misconception that if you are charged with a crime and you know that you are innocent, then the mistake will eventually be realized by police, the prosecutor, the judge, or the jury, and you will be set free after being offered a sincere apology. The truth could not be more… Read More »

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Hereditary Genetic Testing and its Role in Criminal Prosecutions

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

DNA testing has allowed a breakthrough in criminal prosecution. Not only can it be used to identify suspects who police believe may have committed the crime, but it can be used to vindicate other suspects who, in fact, had nothing to do with the offense. Retroactive DNA testing has been used to free hundreds… Read More »

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Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit Against a Social Host

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

Pennsylvania has some of the most strict laws governing alcohol of any state. For instance, liquor and wine can only be sold in 600 state-run stores, according to Time. While inconvenient for some, alcohol laws are designed to not only curb alcoholism, a disease that affects one in eight Americans according to The Washington… Read More »

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